Tag Archives: Ontario

Urban sprawl: stop it

Urban sprawl is something we should all be concerned about. That’s the underlying message of the Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015 – 2041 Panel lead by Mr. David Crombie.  While we do not … Continue reading

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Save TFSA, no to land transfer tax grab

There are a lot of yes women and yes men in the Ontario government and, now thanks to the recent election, at the federal level, too. Christmas has come early for Canadians because the promises in the Liberal platform come … Continue reading

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A union works for its membership

The payment of Millions (the exact figure keeps twisting in the wind just like the story behind it; maybe its $3.7 or maybe $7.1) to teachers unions in Ontario to cover the cost of negotiating defies all logic.  It smacks … Continue reading

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Time for part-time premier?

When you look at the amount of time Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne stumps for Justin Trudeau, you have to ask yourself:  could the office of premier be a part-time gig? Part-time premiers would be forced to focus on issues they … Continue reading

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Reduce wait times; no block fee for prescriptions

A Peterborough-area woman recently sent a bill to her local hospital for her time (1 hr., 30 mins.) spent waiting for a cortisone shot.  This caused a stir.  She shone a light on an area where improvement is needed in … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Clinic? Use existing resources

Last month there was much fanfare about a new Breastfeeding Clinic that opened in Brantford, Ontario.  While we realize that some mothers need help with breastfeeding, we question why the numerous health care supports that already exist in Ontario cannot … Continue reading

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Return anything you got for Christmas that starts with “SMART”

With the Christmas hustle and bustle you may have missed the report from Ontario’s auditor general, Ms. Bonnie Lysyk.  Ms. Christina Blizzard’s article, “One boondoggle after another at Queen’s Park” gives us the low-down on how Ontario is smarting from the … Continue reading

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Ontario’s municipal elections: are we getting the straight goods?

Campaigning for municipal election along Ontario’s highways and byways is reaching a fever pitch.  We are inundated with signs, ads, literature, “debates” and knocks at the door (well, some doors).  Are we getting the straight goods from the candidates’ verbiage … Continue reading

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Term limits: up to voters to manage

Its municipal election time in Ontario. Hundreds of new candidates have filled out a nomination form and paid the fee (deadline is this Friday). They are on the hustings across the province. Bravo for their initiative. Has the political system been … Continue reading

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Ontario Election 2014: fear mongering at its best

Here are the lessons we’ve found as we sifted through the entrails of the Ontario Election 2014. 1) Don’t fall for the oldest tricks in the book especially fear mongering. 2) Look past the vacuous sound bites, the fluff of … Continue reading

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