Power politics

York University political science Professor Robert MacDermid was quoted in a CP Wire story Aug. 19 about the politics of the great blackout. He said that despite Ontario Premier Ernie Eves attempts to portray himself as in control of the situation, he may not be able to change voters’ perceptions. “They already are predisposed to think ill of the Tories for any problems with the electrical system,” said MacDermid. “It just continues to magnify the image of their mismanagement of the public sector. It will be very difficult for him to get back any credibility on this issue.” MacDermid was also interviewed by CBCS-FM in Sudbury Aug. 19 about the ramifications of the power blackout on Eves calling a provincial election.

Search for the perfect MBA

The Vancouver Sun carried a story Aug. 20 on how the quest for international MBA programs often leads to a bewildering array of choices. The article mentioned various Financial Times rankings of international MBA programs, noting that York’s Schulich School of Business placed 27th in the Times’ rankings – well ahead of McGill and Queen’s universities. The article says the Internet has proven to be an invaluable tool for searching for affordable international MBA programs and checking out business schools’ reputations and credentials.