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Our PR Services Explained

  We are frequently being asked about CG&A COMM services. What is it that you do?! Here’s a brief explanation of our public relations offering.   Writers  We write a lot. Our public relations and government affairs firm specializes in advocacy campaigns, issue management and wordsmith services. At the core of all our work is quality writing and content marketing services. We are creative, provocative where required, and always effective in delivering clients’ key messages.   Advocates  With a background in politics and government relations, we provide advocacy advice and help to deliver public relations and issue oriented campaigns. Our company…

Mind-Numbing (Friday afternoon) Quiz

Here is By George’s TGIF-Friday-afternoon quiz to determine whether the work week has knocked your mind sideways. Let us know how you scored…   Johnny’s mother had three children.  The first child was named April.  The second child was named May.  What was the third child’s name?   There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers.  What does he weigh?   Before Mt. Everest was discovered…what was the highest mountain in the world?   How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by…

Some of Muhammad Ali’s greatest quotes

By George has compiled some of our favourite quotes from the life of Muhammad Ali – “The Greatest of All-time.”   “I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.”   “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”   “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”   “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who…

By George FB memes

By George Journal‘s Facebook page posts on a daily basis memes to inspire and motivate our followers. Here are a half dozen of our recent favourite memes. Follow By George on our Facebook page for your daily fix of inspiration and motivation! Chris George, providing reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

The By George summertime e-newsletter…

Ahhh, summer! –  By George  . Have you ever wondered why it is that children view summer days as long and, it seems, as we age they become shorter? Given our unforgivably harsh Canadian winters, our collective preoccupation is to make the most of this glorious season. So, the challenge is how to hang onto as much of a summer day as possible. . This summer, consider consciously undertaking an “extra fun activity” each day. For each day in August, challenge yourself to add a summer diversion that you can enjoy with your family and friends. Plan something new or different,…

The Canada-U.S. Trade Talks Saga

The Canada-U.S. Trade Talks Saga is a three-part series first printed in The Niagara Independent.   Part One In Ottawa, there are two prevailing threads of thought on what has become the never-ending saga of the Canada-U.S. Trade Talks. One is rallying behind Prime Minister Trudeau and supporting the Liberal Government’s attempt to reason with an unpredictable U.S. President. The second is highly critical, suggesting that the Liberals are purposely sabotaging the negotiations for their own domestic political gains. The next three columns will review the political gamesmanship between Canada and the U.S. and assess what all the public posturing may…

The Canada-U.S. Trade Talks Saga (Part Three)

The Niagara Independent, July 20, 2018 – This is the third of a three column series on the Canada-U.S. trade talks, reviewing our National Leaders’ political gamesmanship and assessing what it means for the outcome of the trade talks – and for the 2019 federal election. To recap the last six weeks: on June 1st, the U.S. imposed hefty levies on Canadian steel and aluminum imports, in response to China, South Korea and Vietnam dumping these products into our country. On July 1st, Canada retaliated by placing tariffs worth a total of $16.6 billion on U.S. goods from ketchup and candles to…

PM fine tunes his Cabinet with an “Election Shuffle”

The Niagara Independent, July 20, 2018 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet this week, bringing five new ministers to the table and creating a new portfolio for border security, an issue that has become a political vulnerability for the government over the past months. Political analysts view this shuffle as a political move in advance of the 2019 election. There are additional ministers from Ontario and Quebec, where the Liberals need to maintain and, if possible, grow their seat count. David Moscrop, a political scientist at Simon Fraser University explains “The shuffle gives Trudeau an opportunity to put his…

The Canada-U.S. Trade Talks Saga (Part Two)

The Niagara Independent , July 13, 2018 – This is the second of a three column series on the Canada-U.S. trade talks. This column reflects on the criticism that the Liberals have purposely sabotaged the trade negotiations for their political gain in an election year. Not all are supportive of the Trudeau Government’s trade negotiation tactics with the United States. With Canada’s national election only 16 months away, it is now anticipated that the fate of the trade agreement with our southern neighbor will be a central campaign issue. Lawrence Solomon, policy director for Toronto-based Probe International, suggests Trudeau is…

10 Simple Truths Smart People Will Forget

#1 – Education and intelligence accomplish nothing without action.  There’s a huge difference between knowing how to do something and actually doing it.  Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action. #2 – Happiness and success are two different things.  “What will make me happy?” and “What will make me successful?” are two of the most important questions you can ask yourself.  But they are two different questions. #3 – Everyone runs their own business.  No matter how you make a living or who you think you work for, you only work for one person, yourself.  The big question is:  What…