So What Would you do to keep your seat if you were a MP?? Elections are good for the Economy – 2009 Federal Election

So What Would you do to keep your seat if you were a MP??  Elections are good for the Economy – 2009 Federal Election

Politics are a blood sport.    They are not for the squeamish.   We don’t really want honest politicians.  We don’t want fair politicians.  We want our politician’s to serve our best interest.  We want our MP to bring Jobs and prosperity to our riding; even if it’s at the loss of another community. This is human […]

The War to Save Local TV – Hmm…..

The War to Save Local TV – Hmm…..

Local TV doesn’t really exist.   Today most “local stations” are owned by Corporate Chains.  Look at the logo above.  All of those companies own national chains including our Government owned CBC. Yes, they have some local staff and offices.   Right now there’s a real war going on as these chains say that the cable and […]

Election Prediction for this Week – or Why Stephen Harper so badly wants an election EDITORIAL

Election Prediction for this Week – or Why Stephen Harper so badly wants an election EDITORIAL

Good morning everyone.  Nobody wants an election.   That’s the buzz phrase that comes out of a lot of politician’s mouths and in print.   Reality is though that the majority of politicians do want a Federal election. Don’t let anyone in the Harper Government fool you.    Mr. Harper wants a majority.  He’s tired of not being […]

HST – Why I support it. EDITORIAL

HST – Why I support it.  EDITORIAL

Taxes never go down.   They only go up as the price of goods and services go up.  Sure some governments in the past have played games and slashed services or cut a tax here or there, but in the end what goes out of our pockets one way or the other at the end of […]

Sometimes Politics Make Me Nauseous – Harper Government Propaganda Machine @ Work

Sometimes Politics Make Me Nauseous – Harper Government Propaganda Machine @ Work

Nobody wants an election.  It’d be bad for the country.   Canada, it’s media, and airwaves alike are being pounded with this message. Here’s Minister Van Loan, who actually can speak!  L I N K “What is of concern with an election looming is the number of pieces of legislation that we have on the tackling […]

Transportation – How much should it cost?

Transportation – How much should it cost?

I was reading an interesting article about busing in Norther Ontario and it led to a discussion about what the government should or shouldn’t pay for.  After all, the government is really you and I so it comes down to how much green should be plucked from our lives to pay for services. For instance […]

Medicare Being Attacked, again…. Editorial

Medicare Being Attacked, again…. Editorial

Medicare, Canada’s gift to the world has been under attack now for over 25 years.   It’s still standing and still works to varying degrees, but there are pressures on it from all sides.   Mostly the big insurance and drug companies. All you have to do is look to the US right now and watch how […]

Buy American not really good for America

Buy American not really good for America

I hate populist gut reaction politics.    This whole Buy American thing in response to the recession is just plain silly and in some cases spites the nose the feeds the something or other…..   L I N K “There are some real downsides to Buy American,” Brady said in an interview. “It delays projects. We have […]

So are we entering a Depression or leaving the Recession?

So are we entering a Depression or leaving the Recession?

I’m reading a lot of stories of late about the economy.    We have just had some unprecedented financial stimulus given almost world wide.  So of course that’s impacted economies and raised numbers. Unemployment is still going up.   If people aren’t working and making money the economy just cannot grow.   In July Canada lost 45,000 jobs.  […]

Transcontinental Trashing English Content in Montreal Newspapers

Transcontinental Trashing English Content in Montreal Newspapers

To me the whole concept of a community newspaper is to be inclusive.   Local Papers are the lifeblood and only source of information for many communities.   L I N K “Five bilingual weekly newspapers in the Montreal area are now publishing in French only.” Transcontinental has bought a lot of local papers and now is […]

The Bloc Wants EI Changes – Well so do I! EDITORIAL

The Bloc Wants EI Changes – Well so do I! EDITORIAL

Geez I wish Gilles Duceppe was a Federalist.   He’s such a strong Politician.    Now he wants changes to the EI system.  I do too.   I’m not sure I want 360 hours to be the line, but I think it needs to be at one standard with certain supplements based on area or needs. Actually I […]

Busy Monday Night …..

Busy Monday Night …..

Sometimes in life you have to make a choice.   Sometimes you want Chocolate and Vanilla.   Sometiemes you can have both! Last night my goal was to go to the Cornwall & Regional Writer’s Society as Lorna had taken to calling me a Ghost member.   I love writing and for some reason almost every Monday night […]

New Photo Radar in Quebec – Another Reason not to visit

New Photo Radar in Quebec – Another Reason not to visit

Those wacky folks in Quebec have decided to try photo radar out.   I think it’s just a money grab.  A lot of areas have tried to use it, or do use it, and I think it just goes against the grain. It’s up to police to catch us breaking the law.   Lord knows there’s enough […]