Category Archive: Editorials

Are speed limit reductions the only option for curbing speeding in cities?

April 2021 Re: “Should speed limits be lowered across Barrie? Councillor pushes for 10 km/h reduction,” Chris Simon, Barrie Advance, 30 March 2021): While this is certainly not the only reason for speeding, one issue that constantly frustrates me as I travel across the city is the lack of synchronization of the traffic lights along …

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There by the grace of God go I – York Regional officer sent to jail for fatal collision

April 2021 “There by the grace of God go I.” That’s one thought that entered my mind when I first heard of the death of Natasha “Carla” Abogado, after being hit by a speeding undercover police truck, driven by York Regional Police Detective-Constable Remo Romano, back in February 2014. Now D/C Romano has exhausted all …

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Dishonour, disgrace, and mixed-up priorities

April 2021 Let’s recap: Retired Chief of the Defence Staff John Vance is under investigation for sexual misconduct. His successor, Admiral Art McDonald is also under investigation for sexual misconduct. Now Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the Commander of Military Personnel Command, is the latest senior officer to be under investigation for sexual misconduct, dating back to …

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Why do we settle for failure?

March 2021 Can someone please explain to me why we keep accepting failure?  Prime Minister Trudeau has been an unmitigated disaster in dealing with everything related to the Chinese Communist Party Virus; from telling us closing the borders was racist, to telling us that wearing masks was unnecessary, to completely botching the vaccine procurement. For …

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The enduring legacy of Ontario’s Green Energy Act

March 2021 Ever since the McGuinty/Wynne Liberal governments foisted their failed Green Energy Act on us, Ontario have been saddled with shockingly high hydro rates. This has hit the average person very hard and had a detrimental effect on businesses, particularly the manufacturing industry, resulting in some leaving Ontario for jurisdictions with lower hydro rates. …

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Everybody loves a happy ending

March 2021 It’s disappointing to hear musician Sting express his regret at having re-grouped with Stuart Copeland and Andy Summers, his bandmates with the New Wave band The Police for a reunion tour back in 2007-2008. Sting was quoted in a recent interview with Reader’s Digest, saying, “At the time I labelled the tour an …

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You can care about the environment, without wanting carbon taxes

March 2021 So, the Conservative Party members rejected a party motion to “…recognize that climate change is real” and enshrine it as official Conservative party policy. I say good, because the issue of climate change has turned protecting the environment into a cult-like prognostication of a horrific doom, unless we make human sacrifices to the …

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Next on the banned list…..

March 2021 Now that six Dr. Seuss books, including 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 …

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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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