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WANTED: Canadian Trade Negotiator

The successful candidate will know that: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is not a sacred cow. A good trade deal should bolster Canadian business/manufacturing and small-town Canada, not do the opposite. Canadian cows and poultry are not sacred. … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: does your elected official know when to move on?

How many terms have each of your elected officials served? Unfortunately, elected officials rarely know when its time to move on.  Democracy is best served and protected when an elected office is renewed through new people. How do we know … Continue reading

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Do you have common sense?

If you put your garbage to the curb not more than 24 hours before collection day, you may have common sense. If you use lawnmowers and other noisy tools, machinery in a residential neighbourhood on any day but Sunday, you … Continue reading

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Rain Man vs. reality, part 2

If “community living” agencies have the best interests of people with developmental disabilities in mind, when was the last time “community living” agencies provided the families/guardians of the people in their care: a physical report, including copies of medical tests … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: how many reps are needed at meeting?

Do your municipal reps like spending your money on out-of-town meetings? At the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s 2018 meeting (August 19-22), Brantford, Ontario City Council felt the urge to send eight, count them—8—reps: The Mayor The Mayor’s Chief of Staff … Continue reading

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Supply management: better food quality?

We’re told that supply management is suppose to improve the quality of dairy, chicken and turkey products, table eggs, and broiler hatching eggs.  Why then do Canadians still find blood spotted eggs and bloody, antibiotics-laced poultry on their plates?   We … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: do your sewers deliver?

Making sure a municipality’s sewer (a.k.a. wastewater) system delivers, is maintained and is upgraded is pretty basic stuff for those who occupy your local government building(s), wouldn’t you say?  That’s really what government is intended for: deliver service maintain service … Continue reading

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Has Google asked your permission?

Have you noticed that your uploaded photographs often show up on search engines, such as Google? Has a search engine ever cleared the appearance of your photo(s) on their site with you?   We appreciate your comments. Click here. Trumping … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: is that hire necessary?

Does your city, town, village or hamlet love to hire, hire and hire some more? The city council of Brantford, Ontario seems to think it needs a Director of Downtown Infrastructure Revitalization and Renewal Program. The annual cost to taxpayers:  … Continue reading

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Truth

You will get the unvarnished truth from entrenched instructors at liberal institutions of higher learning, especially those institutions that are hostile to the free thinkers in their midst. Er … won’t … you?   We appreciate your comments. Click here. … Continue reading

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