|Posted on April 10, 2016 at 9:00 PM|
NDP delegates voted today to fire party leader, Tom Mulcair. As shocking as this vote was, the greater shock may be the decision of delegates to adopt the LEAP Manifesto - which is a sharp turn to the left from the 2015 NDP election platform.
The next year will be dominated by various NDP leadership candidates portraying themselves to be the best person to sell the LEAP Manifesto ideals. That almost guarantees the next leader of the ND...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 23, 2016 at 5:55 PM|
This morning, in live time, the public heard the excruciating, agonizing account of what the Neville-Lake family went through when they lost their three children in a senseless drunk driving crash.
The criminal was Marco Muzzo.
The victims were Millie, Harry, Daniel and their grandfather - and of course their parents, Jennifer and Edward, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives, employers...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM|
What are Canadians to make of Justin Trudeau meddling in an Ontario provincial by-election with his rally in Whitby last night?
It certainly doesn't auger well for us that he would do so. It's especially frightening that he would decide to butt into provincial politics all the while intending making changes to the very fabric of Canadian democracy by changing how Canadians vote via electoral reform - and without any referendum.
|Posted on January 14, 2016 at 12:50 AM|
All of Canada should be taking heed of what Greg Essensa has been saying.
Essensa is the Chief Electoral Officer of the Province of Ontario. Since 2007, he's been keeping tabs on who is spending on political advertising and how much money is being spent. He has noted a very disturbing trend.
In the June 2014 election, all registered political parties spent $7.4 million on advertising during th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 10, 2016 at 4:10 PM|
The other day at a dinner party I overheard somebody say they couldn't afford to buy a head of broccoli because of the enormous cost. This woman told her friend she was worried her kids wouldn't be getting the best to eat.
I empathized with her - and I know so many of you do as well.
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|Posted on December 20, 2015 at 1:30 PM|
Lorrie Goldstein is one of this country's pre-eminent opinion leaders and he knows that I have nothing but respect for him. Whether you agree or disagree with his opinions, you always recognize the careful consideration he has invested prior to writing his columns. I often relate to and am in agreement with Goldstein's opinions.
But today I disagree with him. So much in fact that I felt compelled to write this post to explain why.Read Full Post »