O Canada; Oy Vey United States

Date: 12 Apr 2004 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

O Canada; Oy Vey United States by David Morris Originally published in Alternet, April 12, 2004 Four years ago Steven Pearlstein of the Washington Post wrote a long essay to end his tour as Canadian correspondent. His gloomy assessment of Canada’s future as a self-governing, independent country contained this remarkable reflection on its past. Over the … Read More

Saving Banff

Date: 27 Jun 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Banff, like many communities in western Canada, is facing a growing influx of multinational chains. Determined to save their community from becoming"Anyplace, North America," Banff officials are investigating ways to buck the chain store trend. Luckily, they are not in uncharted territory. Communities across the continent have devised effective strategies for limiting chains and nurturing locally owned businesses. … Read More

Ontario Enacts Franchise Disclosure Law

Date: 1 Aug 2000 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Companies offering franchise business opportunities in Ontario will soon have to provide prospective franchisees with key information about their operations. A new franchise disclosure measure, Bill 33, was passed by the provincial legislature in late May. It will become law once the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations drafts rules and regulations for its implementation.… Read More

Canada and the U.S.: A World Apart on Hemp

Date: 16 Jun 1998 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Canada and the U.S.: A World Apart on Hemp by David Morris Institute for Local Self-Reliance June 16, 1998 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press In May, a few miles across the border from Buffalo, 50 Canadian farmers began planting 2,000 acres of industrial hemp, the first commercial hemp crop in that country in 60 … Read More

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