Today’s Toronto Star excerpts Chancellor Don Tapscott’s convocation address to the new graduates of Trent University. “A new civilization is emerging, enabled by a communications revolution and created by a your generation.”
Our mayor must understand the key to job creation is entrepreneurship. Canada needs to become an innovation economy and with Toronto at the centre. Close to 80 per cent of new jobs come from companies five years old or less. Entrepreneurship requires innovation, money, partnerships and above all, entrepreneurs.
It’s wrong for governments to shift funding to more practical trades or technical colleges, away from universities. We need both.
The petty political debates are missing the point, Don Tapscott writes. Toronto is on the cusp of profound changes and our next leader needs to lead us into the digital era.
If you were fed up with the intransigence of the Tea Party’s disciples during the federal government’s shutdown, there is no cause for optimism by its resolution. The system could again be hijacked in a few months by a small portion of one of two parties in one of the three branches of the government. A system that permits this has deep flaws.