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So who exactly is the hypocrite here?

September 2018 To all those who think Premier Doug Ford is a dictator and a hypocrite for “forcing his personal will” in cutting Toronto council “simply because he was elected”:  did you object to Premier Dalton McGuinty forcing wind turbines and solar farms on unwilling rural municipalities?  How about when he forced the health tax …

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The last Canadian soldier to die in the Vietnam War

September 2018 On 7 April 1973, a helicopter carrying Captain Charles Laviolette and eight other international members of the International Commission for Control and Supervision in Vietnam (ICCS) was shot down after taking ground fire on a flight from Gio Linh to Lao Bao, killing all on board. The ICCS was established in 1973 to supervise …

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Politics as usual in Toronto

September 2018 Although I’m in favour of cutting Toronto City Council from 47 members to 25, I must congratulate the mayor and councilors for winning their court challenge.  You all worked very quickly, very efficiently and very hard to present your case to the court and you prevailed, regardless of Premier Ford’s invocation of the …

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Being a POW doesn’t negate bravery in combat

September 2018 With the recent death of Senator John McCain, the world lost an honourable man and yes, a war hero. Much was made in recent years by a particular person about the fact that he wasn’t a hero because he was taken prisoner during the Vietnam War.  This classless and insensitive comment overlooks the …

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A secret no more – Small London museum tells the story of the top-secret WWII radar project in Canada

September 2018 “At The Secrets of Radar Museum we ask you to imagine keeping a secret for 50 years.  Could you do it?”* During WWII, Canada was involved in numerous “behind-the-scenes” projects that aided greatly in the Allied victories in Europe and the Pacific.  One of them was the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), …

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World War II Victoria Cross winner honoured in his hometown

August 2018 In the northern Ontario town of Latchford, the steel arch bridge that allows Provincial Highway 11 to cross over the Montreal River is dedicated to the memory of a long-lost local hero:  Sergeant Aubrey Cosens, V.C. Cosens is one of only 16 Canadians to be awarded the Victoria Cross during World War II, …

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A gun ban in Toronto? Yeah, good luck with that!

August 2018 I would like to publicly state that I completely support Toronto Mayor John Torry’s plan to ban guns from Toronto.  I know this ban will work because the last time I went to Toronto, the border guard at Highway 400 and Steeles Avenue asked me if I had any firearms with me and …

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Buck a beer is about choice

August 2018 Ever since Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that the government would allow brewers to sell their beer for as low as $1, many have openly mocked this announcement.  Some of those critics are likely not Doug Ford fans and will criticize anything Ford says, but some of them do have financial reasons for …

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Luka Brasi is here to see you

Toronto Sun 31 August 2018 In the wake of the announcement that President Donald Trump has reached a new trade agreement with Mexico to replace the NAFTA agreement, one that Canada has until this Friday (31 August) to join, it’s becoming quite apparent just how badly Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has blown the Canada-U.S. trade …

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The last surviving Royal Canadian Regiment veteran of the Battle of Paardeberg died 47 years ago

August 2018 Lieutenant Austin Chisholm was just a young private when Boer General Piet Cronjé surrendered with 4, 000 of his soldiers to British and Canadian troops at Paardeberg on 27 February 1900. With Chisholm’s regiment, The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR), facing down Cronjé’s troops from an elevated position a short 65 yards away, the …

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