Category Archives: Government Behaviour

Schools don’t need A/C when they have fake grass

Well, well, some precious teachers and students (notice who comes first here) found it a bit warm in the classroom during the recent heat wave in Ontario. Not so in the case of those who took to the multi-million dollar … Continue reading

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MPPs/MPs: your contract ends when parliament is dissolved

We understand that constituents of Toronto-Centre may be feeling like pawns. Their MPP, former environment minister, Mr. Glen Murray is resigning effective September 1, 2017.  Mr. Murray is leaving before the 41st Legislative Assembly of Ontario he was elected to … Continue reading

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Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads?

The City of Brantford-Brant County boundary adjustment, hyped to the point that it makes The Second Coming look like chopped liver, was approved last December.   The Liberal government of Ontario, in its infinite pragmatism, gave the boundary adjustment “deal” its … Continue reading

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Surprise, surprise, surprise, part 2

Hey, what about the Mohawk Lake clean up our pet, ahem, L-E-G-A-C-Y project we can’t forsake? Canadians will handout 2M if Brantford folk pony up 5M. Wait a minute, we haven’t paid back the $18M debenture for the Greenwich-Mohawk clean … Continue reading

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Newstainment media’s & political class’ plot thickens (again): obstruction of justice

Don’t look now, but there’s … The if-you-don’t-get-upset-about-this-there’s-something-wrong-with-you look and the world-is-about-to-end voice intoning the most shocking words to traverse one’s cochlea—”O-B-S-T-R-U-C-T-I-O-N O-F J-U-S-T-I-C-E.” (Director’s note:  make audience shiver like Sam the Snowman does in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer when … Continue reading

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NAFTA redo: first, drug free cattle & …

If dairy is on the table (along with other foodstuffs), the NAFTA players need a level playing field.  That means no drugs at source, e.g., drug free cattle. Canadians (and some Americans) like to chastise US farmers for the drugs … Continue reading

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Surprise, surprise, surprise*

The 2017 budget of the City of Brantford was oh so frustrating. We had surprises but did our best in deliberating: 4.39% hike for homeowners 7.15% hike in commercial class 2.65% hike in industrial class It’s a shame (pass me … Continue reading

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Educrats: 36 Superintendents of Education & counting

The Toronto District School Board ‘s (TDSB) Senior Team Leadership Directory lists 5 Executive Superintendents and, count’em, 36 Superintendents of Education. Holy educrats, Batman! The 2017 Ontario budget made scant attempt to reduce the bloated civil service. The cost of … Continue reading

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Paved “nature” trails, a golf clubhouse & other burning priorities …

Whether it’s the Grand River Trail Project … (which is going cap in hand to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ontario government.  You may be familiar with the latter.  It takes increasingly more of your cash and … Continue reading

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What are you doing to stop carbon tax & cap-and-trade schemes?

Need some motivation? Listen to what Dr. Judith Curry has to say about so-called human-made climate change.  Try not to be distracted by the representative from the political class. Ask your self:  why didn’t this make your local newstainment media’s … Continue reading

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