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Earlier this week, an announcement was made that the Leamington Heinz plant will be shutting its doors. To say that this plant is the pillar of Leamington is an understatement. It was announced that Heinz would be purchased by Berkshire Hathaway -- Warren Buffet's company. As the second richest man in the world, he urges his fellow one percenters to give the vast majority of their wealth away. But, while he openly donates money and berates others for their lack of action, he is also responsible for the quiet destruction of an entire community.
Toronto's business leaders like to think that they are helping to build a great global city, but casino building is city-ruining of the highest order. A downtown casino will tear holes in Toronto's urban fabric, create more costs than benefits, and send the message that Toronto is on the wrong track.
Myth #1: Right-wing extremists forced President Obama's hand in order to impose huge spending cuts. In truth, the "cuts" in question are really a "reduction in the rate of spending growth."