Dr Bonnie Henry

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I’ve been thinking tonight of why Dr Bonnie Henry is so widely admired and, in particular, why I respect her so much. It is pretty simple: She talks frankly and empathetically about the serious and dangerous situation we are facing. She is obviously not only well briefed but also a deep subject matter expert on infectious diseases AND the intricacies of our public health system. Her knowledge of the daily inner workings of our very large health network is impressive. Her “situational awareness” of things like the various outbreaks in institutions across the province is outstanding. She knows what is …

Not a racist but…

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I originally posted this on Facebook but have captured it here to remind me… I’m frightened by something I’m seeing. There is a situation developing that is tearing at the very fabric of Canadian society. I’m appalled at the disrespect for core Canadian values it demonstrates. Fortunately, it is very easy to identify. If you recently have used the phase, “I’m not a racist but …” Simply take out the words “not” and “but” and we’ve identified the villain. There you have it. You are a closet racist. And you are destroying Canada. Not protecting it as you so naively …

The Great Displacement is coming

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Technology is driving a massive change in the availability of jobs. And it will hurt everyone, not just the low end of the socio-economic spectrum. We are already seeing the edge of the wave. At the new restaurants in Toronto airport you place your order on a tablet at your table. People bring the food. It means half the staff to service the same number of customers. Or half the jobs of a similar size restaurant. When autonomous robots get a little cheaper even the food delivery staff will go. All but a handful of jobs will be gone. Check …