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Marvelous Fiddle Art

On Twitter, By George is an avid fan of writer Novelicious – @noveliciouss – and this artist tweets out some remarkable art pieces including marvelous fiddle art. Here are a few recent favourite art pieces that feature the fiddle.   Visit @ByGeorgeJournal on Twitter for a daily stream of inspiration and motivation. Chris George provides reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

Legalization of Marijuana Leaves Canadians in a Haze

The Niagara Independent, October 19, 2018 – As of Wednesday this week, Canadians can possess and share up to 30 grams of legal cannabis. We can legally buy it and we can grow up to four pot plants per residence for personal use. Reaction by our national leaders has been rather mellow. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reassured Canadians the country is ready for this drug, admitting he has regularly enjoyed it through the years. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh stated his greatest concern is how fast the federal government can expunge Canadians’ criminal records for pot possession. Canadians have been reassured by…

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…

The Trade Deal from America’s Perspective is: “A Win”

The Niagara Independent, October 5, 2018 – Tuesday morning the CBC ran a headline story: “‘Yay!’: How the Canadians won the argument that opened the door to a NAFTA deal” reporting a confident Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying, “There was [on Saturday] a sense things were falling into place.” In most news reports this week Canadians have been reassured that PM Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland (dubbed “the warrior princess”) were victorious in wrestling U.S. President Donald Trump to concede to Canadian terms on an improved NAFTA deal. That is the Canadian story. But, how is this 11th hour…

The Canadian Government Must Address Impact of U.S. Tax Cuts

The Niagara Independent, September 28, 2018 – In December, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a tax plan that effectively cuts America’s top corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 20 per cent and allows companies to immediately deduct from their tax bills the full cost of capital spending. Proponents of the tax package predict this will boost business investment in the United States and encourage U.S. companies to repatriate money they previously held abroad. In a recently released economic report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Canadians are warned that the American tax plan will siphon 650,000 jobs from Canada over the next 10…

12 Memes: Nietzsche

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The Startling Opening Day of the Fall Session of Parliament

The Niagara Independent, September 21, 2018 – Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MP Leona Alleslev surprised everyone on the first day of the Fall Session of Parliament, rising in her place on the government backbenches to announce that she will “cross the floor” to join the Conservative party caucus. It is remarkable that a MP would leave a government caucus to sit with an opposition caucus. However, what is most startling is what this rookie MP had to say about her Liberal colleagues’ abilities to manage the affairs of the country. Her assessment of the state of Canada was both focused and sobering.…

2019 Election Rhetoric from this week’s National Caucus Meetings

The Niagara Independent, September 14, 2018 – This week, the Liberal Caucus met in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan while the NDP Caucus hunkered down in Surrey BC. News out of both federal caucuses revealed that the MPs have been given their election scripts to begin their long march towards the 2019 vote. The two caucuses met with a backdrop of contentious Canadian news items dominating the national conscience. Canadians are pre-occupied with the faltering NAFTA negotiations, the fate of the recently nationalized TransMountain pipeline project, the strong provincial opposition that has risen against Ottawa’s planned carbon tax plan, and the seemingly lack of controlling…

News from Ottawa (that you likely missed)

The Niagara Independent, September 7, 2018 – Headline news from the Nation’s Capital through the summer focused on the fate of NAFTA and the evolving asylum seekers-border issues. A vast majority of Canadians enjoying their summer escapes likely missed any other federal news. Here are 6 news items (in no particular order) from the month of August that should not pass unnoticed for those interested in the developing stories of our federal government. First, Canada started its year-long UN peacekeeping mission in Mali on August 1st. The Prime Minister stated that our mission is to provide peace and stability to this…

Investment insight from Warren Buffett

Here is investment insight from the infamous “oracle of Omaha”, Warren Buffett. Rule No. 1: never lose money; rule No. 2: don’t forget rule No. 1. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ. Long ago, Sir Isaac Newton gave us three laws of motion, which were the work of genius. But Sir Isaac’s talents didn’t extend to investing: He lost a bundle in the South Sea Bubble, explaining later, “I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness…