The Elusive Search for the Black Swan

It has been a challenging spring to get crops in the ground here in Ontario. Your loyal scribe was lucky enough to get his corn planted last week, but many others in Ontario were dodging raindrops and the associated ground conditions.  The risk profile of putting thousands of dollars into the ground and hoping something…

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There Will Be Better Times Ahead

Today, we learned of the death of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.  Mr. Mulroney was the Prime Minister when I started writing this column over 38 years ago.  At that time, I was writing about agricultural policy called GRIP and NISA, both great policies at the time, before they were emasculated by later administrations.  Free…

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