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Grand River Conservation Authority wants more of your money

In the wake of the Brantford, Ontario flooding, it’s stunning how the GRCA has the audacity to ask for more taxpayers’ dollars.  In the 2018 budget passed on 23 February, another $3M+ is supposedly needed to, among other tasks, “reduce … Continue reading

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Amazon, Facebook, Google: too big?

On May 15, 1911, the US Supreme Court ruled that Standard Oil was an “unreasonable” monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act.  It ordered Standard to break up into 34 independent companies. Mr. Dave Hodges and Dr. Michael Savage muse that … Continue reading

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FYI MPPs: the contract with your constituents ends June 8, 2018

It appears some MPPs, such as Dr. Eric Hoskins, are unaware that the 41st Legislative Assembly of Ontario is still very much alive and kicking.  You constituents who put your MPP in their seat have an unwritten contract with that … Continue reading

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Time to say toodaloo monopolizers

Have you checked your phone bill lately? Have you checked if they got the taxes right? It maybe a herculean tax task for your phone company if you use a third-party long distance provider.  The taxes maybe too rich by … Continue reading

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“All thy SONS command,” sing it loud & proud

Why?  To send a message to the political class that seeks to change the lyrics of the Canadian National Anthem: a Canadian does not dishonour the SONS who died horrific deaths on the front lines of WWI a Canadian does … Continue reading

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