Category Archive: Original Writing

Next on the banned list…..

March 2021 Now that six Dr. Seuss books, If I Ran the Zoo and Scrambled Eggs Super!, have been banned for having racist and insensitive imagery, I guess this book from my own childhood will be banned too, if it hasn’t already. The Five Chinese Brothers is the heartwarming story of a little boy who disobeys …

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Historic Tollkeeper’s House is one of Toronto’s oldest homes

March 2021 At the corner of Davenport Road and Bathurst Street in Toronto, Ontario, sits a small, white clapboard cottage, with a modern addition on the west side. This historic three room cottage, 20 feet by 30 feet in size, is listed by the City of Toronto as being the twelfth oldest residence remaining in …

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Stop holding our kids hostage

This one is originally from June 2019, but got left in the vault. Re: More layoffs, program cuts expected as HDSB finalizing budget (Burlington Post, 6 June): Firstly, regarding the proposal to cut the 30-year old Bronte Creek Project, given this program used to attract upwards of 60 to 80 students a year and it …

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Anger at former CCP Investment Board CEO misdirected

March 2021 Some people are all too happy to heap scorn and condemnation on Mark Machin, former Chef Executive Officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), for traveling to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during this pandemic. I have no idea whether his reasoning of “deeply personal” reasons is a valid one or …

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Be careful what you wish for

February 2021 For those who still think it’s a great idea to de-fund the police, or even disband their police forces, Minneapolis City Council recently decided that disbanding their police force would be a bad idea, less than a year after the June 2020 vote. The inconvenient truth is that since that vote, crime in …

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Just when you thought Trudeau’s incompetence couldn’t get any worse

February 2021 Just when you thought Trudeau’s complete failure to secure a reliable vaccine supply couldn’t sink any lower, he found a way. Trudeau has stated Canada would be getting vaccines from COVAX, a mechanism designed to ensure third-world countries could get access to the vaccines for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus. Although there …

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The CERB program has proven that a minimum basic income is a bad idea

February 2021 The Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) program, introduced by the Canadian government on 6 April 2020, was a necessary program, meant to compensate Canadians who lost their income due to the government mandated shutdowns due to the rising infections of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus. Unfortunately, the $2000 a month taxable government …

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Roadside attractions – The Varney Big Chair

February 2021 The small village of Varney, Ontario, an unincorporated village within the Municipality of West Grey, is known for two things: the Varney International Speedway, a 1/4 mile high banked short track motor racing oval, and the Varney Big Chair. The Varney Big Chair is a massively oversized Muskoka Chair (also known as an …

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A boondoggle in the making? – Hamilton’s cancelled LRT project may be coming back to life

Published in the Toronto Sun, 16 February 2021 Re: “Ford promises $1 billion of your money for Hamilton’s LRT disaster,” (Brian Lilley, Toronto Sun, 13 February): Brian is right that the Hamilton LRT is a project that’s not wanted. Even my Liberal-supporting mother, who was raised in Hamilton and is a graduate of McMaster University, …

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Giant Snowmen take over Barrie

February 2021 While winter after the joy and colour of Christmas can be pretty dreary for some, for others, it’s the time to get creative. Two Barrie families have built giant snowmen in their front yards, much to the delight of area residents. Chad Hanna built a 17-foot-tall snowman on the front lawn of his …

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