Category Archives: Government Behaviour

Wisdom of citizens

“… our nation is on the horns of a dilemma: exorbitant and unsustainable government spending is met by never-ending demands that the state do even more to meet the needs of its citizens.” – Werner Broschinski https://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/opinion/letters/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place   “Organisation for … Continue reading

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“Community living’s” quality assurance?

How do “community living” (a euphemism for organizations that care for people with developmental disabilities) agencies assure quality of life when professionalism is eroded due to an over reliance on part-time staff? How do “community living” agencies assure quality of life … Continue reading

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Loonie logic, huard logique

It’s okay for all types of fuel tankers, including crude-oil, to ply the waters off the southern coast of British Columbia, Canada. It’s okay for liquified-natural-gas tankers to ply the northern coast of British Columbia. It’s okay to build a … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 9

Happy voting day! Before you drive to a polling station in Brantford, Ontario we suggest you eat an hour or more before you venture out.  Driving Brantford roads can induce motion sickness.   We appreciate your comments. Click here. Trumping … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 8

When you go to the polling station tomorrow you may find a skill-testing question on the ballot to ensure you, as a voter, are of sound mind and issues aware.  It’s rumoured the question on Brantford, Ontario ballots will ask:  … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 7

Yes, some resurfacing of Wayne Gretzky Parkway in Brantford, Ontario was done last summer.  Was up to par asphalt used to ensure a long-lasting job? Unfortunately, sections were missed:   We appreciate your comments. Click here. Trumping Trudeau: How Donald … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 6

The list of arterials in Brantford, Ontario that need TLC continues. Why is there taxpayers’ time and money to add an addition to the Brantford Public Library, but no taxpayers’ time and money to maintain the pavement outside the library’s … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 5

Have you driven West Street in Brantford, Ontario? If your vehicle’s suspension needs a workout, this is a good choice.   We appreciate your comments. Click here. Trumping Trudeau: How Donald Trump will change Canada even if Justin Trudeau doesn’t … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: pumping capacity or another Taj Mahal

Why was there taxpayers’ time and money to build a Taj Mahal to the water gods in Brantford, Ontario.  But no taxpayers’ time and money to monitor the pumping capacity of the city’s sewage system (until 2017)?   We appreciate your … Continue reading

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 4

Here’s another arterial road that is on the laundry list of roads in Brantford, Ontario that require TLC. If it ever gets redone, will subpar asphalt be used for a quick (but not lasting) fix?   We appreciate your comments. … Continue reading

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