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By Peter Ormond (anonymous) | Posted June 17, 2009 at 14:10:05

I also attended Jeff Rubin's presentation in Burlington. Wow. His clear forecast is unfolding each day. He certainly is an effective speaker and bringing a popular theme to more Canadians.

True, councillors - like many of the population - are overwhelmed, and too busy to comprehend messages in these books enough to understand the links between today, yesterday, and tomorrow.

Hamilton's aerotropolis sprawl project, as an example, is unbelievably out of tune with the times. Especially when small local airports are destined to be ghost towns - very soon. As expected, Air Canada is floundering again overhead.

Similarly, the nuclear legacy re-invents itself at the federal level. Check out the film "Battle of Chernobyl" and the simply local job-creating options of renewable energy and conservation become alot more sexy.

Brilliantly predictable, despite many options before us. Can one step aside and begin a new path, or at least stop to take a breath and acknowledge the realities of the situation with an open mind?

Just that makes the world a whole lot smaller.

Peter

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