Category Archive: Editorials

Why the double standard?

September 2021 As the calls for newly-elected independent MP Kevin Vuong to resign his seat grow louder and louder, related to a past sexual assault allegation in 2019, I do have to wonder why the double standard? The charges against Vuong were withdrawn, reportedly because his accuser didn’t want to participate in the court process. …

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Why is failure an option, and hypocrisy and incompetence rewarded?

September 2021 So now Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is facing criticism for not denouncing Alberta Premier Jason Kenny’s handling of the pandemic, in light of the rapidly worsening COVID-19 situation in Alberta. The criticism of O’Toole centres on the fact that he has previously praised Kenny back in July for the province’s success in combating …

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A happy story in the embarrassing debacle of Canada’s withdrawal from Afghanistan

September 2021 The collapse of Afghanistan to the terrorist group, the Taliban, came shockingly fast, and as a surprise to many in the western alliance that fought to bring a better life to Afghan citizens. One man saw what was coming and reacted quickly. Now in Canada, Mohammad Ehsan Saadat, his wife Tamana and his …

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What’s the endgame for vaccine passports?

September 2021 Now that Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced the implementation of a vaccine passport for Ontario residents, in advance of an expected passport from the federal government, some questions do need to be answered by both provincial politicians, and the federal politicians asking for your vote in the election this month: Will there …

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Is Joseph Brant next for cancellation in Burlington?

August 2021 Re: “Burlington asking residents to help rename Ryerson Park,” Burlington Post, 24 August: Now that Ryerson School and Ryerson Park are being re-named, when can we expect Joseph Brant Hospital to be re-named? I’m not here to argue whether Egerton Ryerson was a good person or not, but seeing as Chief Joseph Brant …

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Will the fall of Afghanistan lead to the fall of Trudeau?

August 2021 The cover photo on the 17 August edition of the Toronto Sun was a heart-wrenching reminder of the failure of not only NATO to actually make a difference in Afghanistan, but also Justin Trudeau’s failure to get the Afghanis who assisted the Canadian Forces, and their families out of Afghanistan, despite knowing the …

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The fight for the re-introduction of the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal continues

July 2021 An undeniable truth is that there are many, many Canadian veterans, who voluntarily left military service prior to reaching the mandatory 12-year service requirement for the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD). This can be a bit of a sore point for many veterans around Remembrance Day, when veterans proudly display their service medals while …

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PTSD Awareness Day – A genuine show of support or just lip-service?

July 2021 “Hope Support Love.” That’s the moto they used. On 27 June, Ontario marked the third annual PTSD Awareness Day, a day that’s bittersweet day for me. It’s good to see PTSD finally being recognized as an occupational hazard; something that can afflict police, emergency services workers, and military personnel, indiscriminately and without warning. …

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From the “No amount of money is too much” file

July 2021 So, Toronto city Council given approval for the re-naming of Dundas Street, an action that is estimated to cost between $5 million and $6.3 million. Of course, we all know this means it will actually cost around $10 million, at minimum, but I digress. Seeing as Toronto Council has so much spare money …

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“…and a small voice whispers, ‘They found us.'” – Time to face the shameful past of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

June 2021 Earlier this month, Canadians were shocked to learn of the discovery of the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children who were buried on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia. While Indigenous people have spoken for years about these unmarked and largely forgotten (at least by non-Indigenous …

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