Category Archives: Rant

Is Government Failing in a Digital World

In a recent article, Gerry McGovern a well-known digital blogger states that Government, like all organizations, claims to exist to serve citizens but in reality, is usually more interested in serving itself. Digital is increasingly exposing government incompetence and how remote from the real life of people so many in government are (particularly at a senior level). http://gerrymcgovern.com/digital-is-making-government-redundant/

This year, Canada`s Auditor General Michael Ferguson wrote, “we see government programs that are not designed to help those who have to […]

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Canadian Values…What are they?

I normally write on marketing topics but I just can’t help myself from commenting on Conservative MP and party leadership contender Kellie Leitch who wants to have a conversation on Canadian values.  Leitch who is a medical doctor has been insisting lately that we consider a values test for prospective immigrants.

Many have criticized her proposal by saying it is impractical, since no one person or group can define or determine Canadian values.

The key point to understanding Canadian values is […]

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Celebrity advice in child health is parenting for dummies.

As someone who has been involved with running marketing campaigns to encourage moms and dads and significant others to vaccinate their children, I am stunned that the anti-vaccine movement is still very strong and causing major health problems that can easily be avoided. So with the recent outbreak of diseases which we in the public health field thought were eliminated, they are starting to appear again and it is not only quite frightening but frustrating.

There are many reasons for the […]

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Canada’s Census Dilemma

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.  Vin Scully

Four years ago I wrote a blog regarding my concern with government’s decision to cancel the mandatory long-form census questionnaire. Now actually I always felt that the government should rethink the census. Although the information we get from the census is great, for marketers and business much of the data comes to us too late. There has to be a way in this modern […]

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