Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Where the money goes – ICBC top 50 – 2010

 Salary   Expense   Total  1 SCHUBERT, Jon President & CEO   449,201      55,570   504,771 2 KIRKNER, Art V-P, Field Services   315,824    188,681   504,505 3 PRIOR, Geri  Chief Financial Officer   461,710        7,839   469,549 4 HORTON, Craig Senior V-P, Claims   406,379      12,633   419,012

I Think We Should Lock That Whole Gang of Miscreants In The John

Before they crap all over Ontario and Canada. Last week, when my husband and I were in Toronto, we were having lunch at the Hot House. We saw some construction. We saw a crane lifting some port-o-craps up. We thought how fun it would’ve been if Rob Ford or Stevie Spiteful or Tony Clement or ...

Ford Puppet Shows His Contempt For Constituents

As many Torontonians would know, today is the day City Council is having a meeting with constituents to discuss cutting ‘gravy’.  Poor long suffering Giorgio Mammoliti, he apparently is longing for his pillow and blanky.  He’s not a happy camper, to say the least. When Fern Hill published the details over at Dammit Janet about ...

Politics and its Discontents: Star Readers ‘Weigh In’ On Rob Ford’s Performance

Although not a resident of Toronto, I always find it difficult not to pay attention to the goings-on in ‘The Big Smoke,’ as its citizens are found of calling their city. Much has already been written by bloggers evaluating the disparity between the rhetoric and the truth of Ford’s much-vaunted gravy train,’ but a series ...

Politics and its Discontents: Critical Thinking: Do We Get The Kind Of Political Leadership We Deserve?

In many ways, I suspect that we get exactly the kind of political representation that we deserve. A population that is either largely disengaged from the political process or lacking in fundamental critical thinking skills invites our elected representatives to treat us with disdain, safe in the knowledge that few will rouse themselves to object. ...