Category Archive: Unpublished Newspaper Articles

An Election is No Time for Serious Issues

October 2007   What a pathetic lot we will be if Ontarians reject John Torry’s Conservatives just because of the political land-mine he laid with private school funding. Are you, my fellow Ontarians, telling me that you’d rather keep the Fiberals in power; the ones who foisted up on us the biggest tax increase in …

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A Slanted View

September 2007     The letter by former SCDSB Chair Lynda Murtha (Public cash, public schools, August 17) presents a very slanted view of the Ontario Conservatives’ proposal to fund private religious schools. Nowhere in her letter does she mention that this funding will be subject to private schools accepting the Ontario school curriculum, adhering …

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“No” To the Highway of Heroes

April 2007   After much thought, I must object to the re-naming of the Trenton-Toronto section of Highway 401 as the Highway of Heroes. I am a former member of the Canadian Navy, so this is not an anti-military stance, but I do think we are throwing around the word  "heroïc" a little too much …

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The Army “Invades” Alliston’s Potato Festival, But for Fun Only

August 2007   I wish to comment on Bradley Campaigne’s letter (Festival no place for military propaganda, August 17, Alliston Herald). While you are certainly entitled to your opinion, I don’t know what world you are living in. What makes you think that a kiddy commando course will ‘help promote a faction of our society …

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Live Earth full of Hot Air

August 2007 Who thought it was a good idea to have a concert, requiring tons of electricity and musicians to travel via fossil-fuel burning buses and planes, and say that it is to promote awareness of global warming. Oh yeah, a pompous blow-hard who has probably done more to promote awareness of his future ambitions …

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Mahar is Truly a Victim

July 2007 Mahar Arar is truly a victim. Both of Canadian incompetence, but of the fundamentalist Islamic terrorists. What happened to him should not have happened and it’s a shame that it did. However, would it have happened if the “enemy” in the war on terror was more clearly identifiable?

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Toronto Needs to Get it’s Own Fiscal House in Order Before Creating New Taxes

July 2007   To Mayor David Miller: It’s great that you have decided to cut all unnecessary spending, including the renovations to you office, and are telling all departments to trim their budgets. This is what you should have in the first place rather that try to ram a new tax down the throats of …

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William Elliott Deserves to Wear the RCMP Uniform

July 2007   The appointment of William Elliott is definitely a contentious issue. Even more contentious is the idea of whether he should wear the RCMP uniform. Critics say that Elliott has not ‘earned’ the right to wear the uniform, but I would argue that his position ‘entitles’ him to do so and he is …

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True Heroes

June 2007   Recently some Toronto Police officers were honoured as heroes for rescuing some people from a burning building. There were no serious injuries, but all parties, including the police officers, were treated for smoke inhalation. I not surprised they were treated for smoke inhalation. Now this brings me to my point that although …

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Do They Deserve to Be Born

June 2007   Re: Do they deserve to be born? (Toronto Sun, May 31, 2007, regarding the birth of conjoined twins Krista and Tatiana), at the risk of being a fence-sitter, I must say this is difficult one. I do agree that life is sacred and abortion should not be used as birth control. Thus …

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