Bruce Forsyth

Author's details

Name: Bruce Forsyth
Date registered: April 23, 2014
URL: http://www.militarybruce.com

Biography

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

Latest posts

  1. A crisis in policing? — September 23, 2017
  2. Minimum wage increase will cost jobs — September 23, 2017
  3. What do depression and anxiety look like? Not what you think. — September 23, 2017
  4. Political theatre at its worst — September 13, 2017
  5. Russia and the nothing burger — September 12, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 38 comments
  2. Canada should issue a Cold War Victory Medal to its military — 32 comments
  3. Claresholm Industrial Airport has rich military past — 18 comments
  4. A medal to recognize all military service members — 15 comments
  5. Watching the Skies – The RCAF Ground Observer Corps — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

A crisis in policing?

September 2016 Re:  Did boozy cop get off easy? (Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun, 14 September 2014); I had two reactions when I read this article.  The first was what is causing so many cops to drink, especially when we see first-hand the carnage that results (collisions, domestics, etc)?  The second was this could have been me …

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Minimum wage increase will cost jobs

September 2017 Re: “Minimum wage hike is bad news,” Jane Stevenson (Toronto Sun, Sept 19): Re: “Opposition without solid solution disappointing (Peter Silveira, Barre Examiner, Sept 14): I don’t think anyone disagrees with raising the minimum wage, especially at the rate of inflation. Obviously employers can’t pay their workers in 2017 the same wage they …

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What do depression and anxiety look like? Not what you think.

  September 2017 The death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington on 20 July 2017 hit me in ways that I never thought it would.  I had never really been a fan of Linkin Park or Chester, even his tenure with Stone Temple Pilots, although I’ve been watching his videos on You Tube since then.  …

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Political theatre at its worst

September 2017 So Premier Kathleen Wynne is threatening to sue Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown for libel after he inadvertently said she is on “trial” relating to the corruption charges currently being heard against Liberal staffers in Sudbury, something he immediately corrected to say that she was only testifying as a Crown witness.  Really Premier?  Is …

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Russia and the nothing burger

September 2017 The whole Russia-Trump collusion conspiracy has been a big nothing burger, so much so that even the left is losing interest in it.  The not-so-veiled hopes that that the testimony of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner before congress would be the beginning of Trump’s Watergate have vanished quicker than Trump can tweet “Fake news.” …

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Trump Derangement Syndrome continues

September 2017 While I’m not a Trump supporter, I’m not against him either.  I’m still hopeful he will have a successful presidency, because if America loses, we all lose.  I also hope Trump doesn’t do anything to harm the great trading relationship between Canada and the United States. Despite all the hateful rhetoric from the …

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The danger of judging the past using today’s morals and standards

  August 2017 In the wake of the violence at the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, I unequivocally condemn the racism and violence of white racist groups like the KKK, neo-Nazis and white nationalists, just like I condemn racism from all ethnic groups and races. The focus of the protest originated out of …

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The dangerous game of Peacekeeping

August 2017 On 9 August 1974, Canada suffered its greatest single-incident loss of life in peacekeeping operations when a Royal Canadian Air Force DHC-5 Buffalo aircraft, assigned to the second United Nations Emergency Force mission in Syria, was shot down by three missiles fired by the Syrian Army.  All nine passengers and crew were killed. …

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Armed Forces Day at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

July 2017 On Saturday July 8, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM) at Hamilton International Airport in Mount Hope, Ontario, hosted Air Force Day, a part of Hamilton’s Canada 150 celebrations. Visitors had the opportunity to meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground and learn …

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Toronto’s near-forgotten first aerodrome – Trethewey/De Lesseps Field honoured with a historical plaque

July 2017 On 15 July 2017, a historical plaque was dedicated at the site of a near-forgotten aerodrome:  Trethewey Field, the first aerodrome in Toronto. Organized by Heritage Toronto, RCAF 400 Squadron Historical Society and the Toronto chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, the plaque dedication was the end of years of effort to …

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