Category Archive: Newspaper Articles

Why can’t carbon-based energy production be green?

October 2017 Governments are always saying we need to “invest” in “green” technologies; we need to encourage “green” innovation.  We’ve come a long way in cleaning up our environment in the past without carbon taxes to encourage this innovation.  Why do we need them now? Back in the 1980s, acid-rain was a great threat and …

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When is a sure thing not a sure thing?

September 2017 Although I’m a Conservative supporter and a supporter of Patrick Brown since he was a Member of Parliament, I’m not completely convinced that he can defeat Kathleen Wynne’s government in next year’s election. After 14 years of lies, increased taxes, scandals, criminal charges, debt that’s double what it was in 2003, the dumpster-fire …

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Forgotten valour – The only Canadian soldier to win the Queen’s Scarf of Honour

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. –For The Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon   September 2017 In the small Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery in Chelsea, Quebec, is the final resting place of a Canadian soldier and veteran of the South African War.  Private Richard Rowland Thompson served with distinction …

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There’s 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

Barrie Examiner 27 September 2017 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 were paid in 1987. The major problem is that wages …

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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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