Cornwall Ontario – 2010 Editorial – Vision at a Critical Time – December 26, 2009

Cornwall Ontario – 2010 Editorial – Vision at a Critical Time – December 26, 2009

Vision is a funny thing.    Many times there is no “right” vision; simply what a person or group wants.     I’ve lived in Cornwall Ontario now for six years.   It’s been an interesting experience. Cornwall is a very diverse community; and it’s a community in change.   I don’t think I’ve ever […]

There is always more than one side to the story or Mohawk Paranoia – EDITORIAL – December 21, 2009

There is always more than one side to the story or Mohawk Paranoia – EDITORIAL – December 21, 2009

Paranoia, here are some of the definitions from Dictionary.com “A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur, often strenuously defended with apparent logic and reason.” “Extreme, irrational distrust of others.” Now I’m not saying that there are no grounds of residents of Akwesasne, but there are some who for whatever reasons […]

Cornwall Should be a Low Tax Cigarette Region – Editorial – November 19, 2009

Cornwall Should be  a Low Tax Cigarette Region – Editorial – November 19, 2009

There’s so much talk because of the Seaway International Bridge Crisis.  Our MP states that he can’t discuss much on the record because of National Security issues which most people consider horse puckey, but the reality is that there are a multitude of issues related to the Akwesasne – Cornwall corridor. So let’s say that […]

So why does Cornwall want Fewer City Councilors? Who gains and what are the impact of such a possibility? CORNWALL ONTARIO

So why does Cornwall want Fewer City Councilors?  Who gains and what are the impact of such a possibility?  CORNWALL ONTARIO

A tiny item snuck through this week’s city council meeting in Cornwall.    I love how council defers tough issues to city management for assessment and reports.  Usually it’s done so with the tacit goal of management coming back with justification with council’s desire. So is this concept of reducing city council about power?  Right now […]

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 […]