Coach’s Circle – December 2020

Two years ago, the St. Louis Blues had the worst record in the National Hockey League. They were sitting in the basement in last place with 34 points as the new year began. What did interim coach Craig Berube do to get his team to win 11 straight games, finish the...

Happy Holidays

A year ago, we never imagined that 2020 would turn out like this. The COVID year has tested us and defined us in ways we could never have imagined.  Everyone has been touched in some way by this pandemic. However, some jurisdictions have fared better than others....

Global Adjustment Cost Reductions Slated for 2021

Reductions are coming to the Global Adjustment costs being paid by Ontario’s medium, and large commercial and industrial businesses. The recent Ontario Budget tabled by Finance Minister Rod Phillips announced that certain costs for long-term renewable...

DON’T GIVE UP ON RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY JUST YET

The Ontario Provincial Government Budget, released November 5, included a plan to reduce electricity costs for industrial and commercial ratepayers.   The budget called for a suspension of 85% of Global Adjustment (GA) costs associated with long term...

Coaches Circle November 2020

Did you ever see the movie, Moneyball? Brad Pitt plays Billie Beane, the General Manager of the Oakland Athletics who in the early 2000s had the smallest salary budget in the league. Despite the salary cap, his team succeeded well beyond expectations – at one point...