Welcome to my personal website. Much has changed since I launched http://laforet.ca in June 2008. After morphing into many things over the years, it is back to it's original purpose as a personal blog. I also blog for Huffington Post Canada on mostly political and public policy issues and on professional matters on the Broadview Strategy Group blog.

Latest Posts

Ford Has to Stop Making it Easy

It is safe to say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is under more pressure and is more vulnerable than he has been for the duration of his political career. Nominations for the 2014 municipal election open up in a few months and he would be wise to consider the implications that will have on him. The [...]

Scandal Fatigue

Working in public relations and government relations requires a lot of reading, watching and listening to the news. Knowing what is being reported helps to shape the narratives we develop for our clients and the discussions we have on their behalf. I like being on top of the news and between ‘as it happens’ media [...]

Reflections on Timothy Bosma

Since his disappearance earlier this month, virtually everyone in southern Ontario has come to know the name ‘Tim Bosma’. His name, face and images of the truck that brought the alleged suspects into his life have been plastered on TV screens, newspapers, websites, lamp posts and transit shelters. While his family and friends anxiously waited [...]