Monday, March 5, 2007
Is the Leeds Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDH) aiding and abetting corporate Canada's food contamination cover up? It is apparent in the actions of the last 6 days that LGLDH is aiding Natrel (a division of Agropur) in keeping secret the severe illnesses brought on by consuming Natrel's dairy products.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
After being re-elected with new taxing powers given to him by the McGuinty government under the City of Toronto Act, Mayor David Miller pooh-poohed the idea of imposing a congestion tax on motorists entering the city. Miller had floated the idea before and it was not well received so as any good politician does, he dropped the idea until he was safely re-elected last November. But anyone who has been awake since Miller first came to power in 2003 on his trusty but unused broom knows, raising taxes is his and council's preferred method of solving the city's financial problems. The notion of reducing or even controlling spending is foreign to the city mothers.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Dalton McGuinty and the Liberal party have wasted no time in preparing the groundwork for the upcoming provincial election in October. On February 9th, the Liberal party's 2007 electoral strategy and intentions came out of the closet. In a militant press release the Liberals have attacked the values and heritage of rural Ontario's inhabitants and political leadership. The Liberal strategy is clear and its tactics are predictable of a party which lusts for political power at all cost.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Lanark County - Randy Hillier (past president & co-founder of the Lanark & Ontario Landowners' Association) is seeking the Ontario Progressive Conservative nomination in the upcoming provincial election for the new riding of Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (LFLA).
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Artifacts recently discovered in a downtown archeological dig shed new light on the most traumatic event in the history of Toronto -- a story that is the subject of a major international docudrama currently in production.
Summer of Sorrow, being produced for History Television in Canada and RTE, Ireland's public broadcaster, tells the story of how Toronto was besieged by the influx of 38,000 Irish Famine immigrants in the summer of 1847. The refugees, many of them sick and dying, tripled the population from 20,000 to 58,000 in just a few months.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
My name is Gary Hunt. I am the father of Josh Hunt, who was murdered 2 blocks from our home in Edmonton on October 14, 2006. Josh was only 16 years old. His friend's brother stabbed him through the heart with a 10-inch knife.
Monday, January 22, 2007
To: Mayor David Miller, City of Toronto
TEDCO has issued a notice to Cinespace Film Studios that Marine Terminal 28 at 175 Queen's Quay East must be vacated by February 21, 2007. This will have a devastating impact on the film and television production industry in Toronto.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Municipal reform is taking shape across Canada, but don't look to the country's largest city for leadership. One implemented and one likely-to-be implemented law in Toronto are anything but accountable, transparent or above all, taxpayer-friendly.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
TORONTO-- The Catholic Civil Rights League has expressed concerns about the decision released today by the Ontario Court of Appeal in the "Three Parent Case", in which two lesbian mothers and the biological father are accorded equal rights and obligations as parents of a five-year old boy.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
TORONTO, CNW - A new City of Toronto Act was proclaimed today providing Canada's largest city with broad powers and significant legislative freedoms.
"Today is historic not only for the City of Toronto, but for the whole province," said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Gerretsen.
"Through this legislation, the McGuinty government has launched a new era by giving Ontario's capital city new powers and more autonomy commensurate with Toronto's size, responsibilities and significance." Said Toronto Mayor David Miller: "This legislation is the most important and significant change for the City of Toronto in the past century. It recognizes Toronto as a mature government and provides it with much-needed tools to meet its responsibilities to residents."
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter released his 2006 report and it didn’t bode well for crown corporations in the province. For the first time the auditor general had the power to open up the books at hospitals, colleges, children’s aid societies and Hydro One to conduct value for money audits. His findings at the latter: Damning.
The audit revealed $127-million charged to Hydro One credit cards without receipts. Hydro One President and CEO Tom Parkinson ran up $45,000 in personal expenses through his assistant’s corporate credit card. Not only did this avoid internal audit, Mr. Parkinson was no less approving his assistant’s expenses.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Christmas will come early in Ontario this year. Not to the homeless or the poor house but at Queen’s Park. Santa will be giving provincial MPPs a tidy 25 percent pay hike.
To avoid public outrage in an election year, the pay package is being was under government manufactured news headlines such as “Changes in Keeping With Integrity Commissioner’s Call For Fair Compensation in the Public Interest”.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
TORONTO - The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) reacted to the sudden resignation of Hydro One President and CEO Tom Parkinson in light of the auditor general’s report revealing Mr. Parkinson had run $50,000 of his personal expenses through his assistant’s corporate credit card and approved them himself avoiding internal audit.
Monday, December 11, 2006
TORONTO, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines commenced scheduled service today to Montreal, its second destination. Initially, Porter will offer four round-trip weekday flights, as well as weekend service, between its operating base at Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA) and Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The airline will more than double scheduled flights on the route to nine weekday round-trips on Jan. 8, when its fourth aircraft is put into service.
By Clare Westcott
Monday, December 11, 2006
Reading an interpretation of Nostradamus` prophecy recently by a leading author on the old 16th century scholar, I read where it was predicted that the Pope elected to succeed John Paul II would be assassinated sparking an invasion of the Western World.
The unlikely prophecy reminded me of my visit to Rome in 1978 for the crowning of John Paul l who died suddenly only a few weeks after becoming the 264th Pope.
I think of my visit as The Roman conquest of`78, or it could be called, The Pope, The Prime Minister and Protestant Panache. It goes something like this............
The intercom buzzed. It was Miss Anderson. “The Premier wants to see you, Clare, and he said, `Wear a tie. `” In the 1970s and 1980s, I seldom wore a tie in my office, but one always hung behind the door, easy to reach on my way out. By the time I made the 90-odd feet to the corner office my tie was on, held firm and straight as I buttoned down my collar.
Friday, December 8, 2006
This time of year, some folk are humming “Der Bingle’s White Christmas when they’re in the shower, others belt out the words to Jingle Bell Rock.
But in Toronto the innovative, groups such as Parkdale Hookers International, come up with novelty songs. The release of “Have a Parkdale Hookers Christmas” by its flagship act, the Parkdale Hookers is available to spice up your annual Christmas carol collection.
Thursday, December 7, 2006
TORONTO – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) reacted to the release of Ontario’s public accounts report. The document shed light on lavish spending of executives at the Children’s Aid society.
“Today’s news that executives with the children’s aid society accepted expense cars and vacations to sunny destinations is unbelievable and absolutely unacceptable.” Said CTF Ontario Director Neil Desai. “These executives have a duty to protect vulnerable children and taxpayers. They failed both.”
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
On Monday December 4, 2006 at a meeting in Ottawa the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, CFIA agreed to drop the compliance orders against the Renfrew Bakery. At the meeting CFIA Regional Director -Vicky Therrien confirmed the following to Pam & Rick Powers;
Friday, December 1, 2006
The Dalton McGuinty-led Ontario Liberal Government has a lengthy track record for untruths and broken promises.
On the issue of raising taxes after promising he wouldn’t, McGuinty will be going to election polls media-dubbed “Premier Pinocchio”.
The Ontario Liberals have spent millions of dollars advertising the pristine image that they, more than any other government, care about people and the environment. Problem is most Ontarians have long known to watch what politicians do rather than what they say.
Monday, December 4, 2006
The Ontario Landowners Association (OLA) has learned the CFIA is allowing dangerous foreign food components made from soy sludge to be used in Canada’s food processing industry, resulting in salmonella contamination. While the CFIA turns a blind eye to this significant health threat to Canadians, they wage a war of attrition against wholesome Canadian food and its producers. Canadian butchers, bakers, cheese and butter makers are their preferred and only prey.
Friday, December 1, 2006
From the arid and desolate land of the Toronto municipal election, a sturdy tree has started to spread roots.
Party co-founders, Stephen Thiele and Brian Roussie, planted the tree, known as the newly formed Toronto Party.
Given the dashed hopes of municipal candidates and the increasing apathy of the public toward civic elections, the Toronto Party couldn’t have been born at a more auspicious time. Even the most dejected will soon notice the green leaves growing on a tree where there was no sign of life before.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Even before the infamous Tammany Hall the conclusion was universal: “You can’t fight City Hall and win.”
But a Toronto businessman proved, against all odds, that you can fight City Hall and walk away the victor.
With the political card deck stacked against him, Robert DeLuce aimed sky high and pulled his business out of a political battle that has been raging on for years.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Canada Family Action Coalition president and Senior Director of Defend Marriage Coalition, Dr. Charles McVety is calling a quote attributed to him by MP Garth Turner "a figment of his imagination."
The alleged statement, reported in a Canadian Press story November 26, was supposed to have been made during a televised debate between McVety and Turner. ( Host of the TV show Michael Coren says he has no recollection of that statement being made either.) According to the CP story, Turner related that McVety looked at him and said “You know what? I can pick up the phone and call Harper and I can get him in two minutes. It’s going to take you a month.”
Monday, November 27, 2006
Poor, beleaguered farmer Michael Schmidt, eking out a meagre existence on his dairy farm near Durham, Ontario, is in hot water again, for selling unpasteurized milk. He was nailed about 12 years ago for the same horrendous crime, by our heroic public health officials. An epic battle ensued, pitting David against Goliath. Farmer Schmidt lost that battle, but vowed to continue his fight to provide his customers with what they wanted.
He had to sell about half his farm to pay his lawyer, for daring to challenge the keepers of public moralities and overseers of our health and welfare. Well, guess government bureaucrats had nothing better to do on November 21, 2006, than to order the raid of Farmer Schmidt's half-farm again, search and destroy, rape and pillage, all under the watchful eye of armed goons.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
The Dalton McGuinty-led Liberal Government, warming up for election mode have real problems with the Ontario Landowners Association (OLA): Turns out they’re as good as detectives as they are as activists.
The story of Glencolton Farms could replace Old MacDonald Had A Farm in rural folklore. This tale could easily be called The Farmer & The Toff.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Canada’s west coast has been deluged with rain since late last week. The heavy rains resulted in high levels of silt being found in two Lower Mainland area reservoirs, leaving the water with a brownish colour. Authorities issued a boil-water advisory last Thursday and then all hell broke loose.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Carolyn Parrish, who made headlines on the eve of the US-led invasion of Iraq when she said: “Damn Americans. I hate those bastards”, made a successful comeback to the political realm, in last Monday’ municipal elections.
The same politician, who once stomped on a George W. Bush doll for television cameras, is now Councillor Carolyn Parrish, of Mississauga Ward 6.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
The co-author of a book, which calls God a “fat black dyke—financed by all three levels of the Canadian government—was the 2004 recipient of a Governor General award.
Chi Nguyen, of Ottawa, co-authored St. Stephen’s Community House’s The Little Black Book: A Guide to Sexual Health for Grrrls by Grrils.
Friday, November 17, 2006
A sexually explicit book, which calls God, a “fat black dyke”—financed by all three levels of the Canadian government—is selling for $11.58 at U.S. Wal-Marts. (Availability of the book and its price list at Canadian Wal-Mart unknown at press time).
Angry American parents can blame Industry Canada, which at the beginning of the 2006 school year, posted an online version of the coyly called Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
And federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty wasn’t far behind with a negative response.
At his post-election victory party, Toronto’s re-elected mayor wasted no time in demanding money from both the provincial and federal levels of government. Miller demanded that the city receive one cent of the Provincial Sales Tax or the Goods and Services Tax that is collected on taxable items and services within the city of Toronto.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
You’ll never hear it from the New Democratic Party (NDP), but the sound defeat of two “progressive” incumbents on the Toronto District School Board is an indicator that an increasing number of parents want education not politics from their school board.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Like most everybody else, Toronto Free Press (TFP) snoozed through the municipal election campaign.
Having observed civic elections over an 18-year period, TFP knew that there would be few, if any changes in the outcome of the 2006 race. Plagued by voter apathy, civic elections draw the lowest percentage of voter turnout of any level of government. For those seeking significant change and a more business-like city council, municipal elections are a heartbreaker. Municipal elections almost always return incumbents like Councillors Howard Moscoe and Joe Mihevc to Toronto City Hall. The only changes occur in wards left empty by incumbents for one reason or another.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
At least not yet.
On Thursday, newly sworn-in Ontario Provincial Police commissioner, Julian Fantino gave his first media briefing at OPP Headquarters in Orillia. The province’s highest ranking cop made a couple of statements that appear to some to be contradictory. These statements were in regard to the issue that will keep Fantino on centre stage – the native occupation in Caledonia.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Thanks largely to Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton, al-Qaeda has chosen the Land of the Maple Leaf as its "priority target" for terrorism.
"An al-Qaeda strategist has warned Canada to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan or face terrorist attacks similar to 9/11, Madrid and the London transit bombings." (Stewart Bell, National Post, Oct. 28, 2006). "The threat, attributed to a member of the al-Qaeda information and strategy committee, condemns Prime Minister Stephen Harper for refusing to pull out of Afghanistan."
Why is the Canadian International Development Agency perpetuating malaria deaths?
Thursday, October 26, 2006
(Editor's Note:This startling article by Dr. Amir Attaran already appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, but it needs much broader distribution to put pressure on the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to change its life-threatening errant ways, and by so doing, to save little children's lives. Running the story from the CFP cover is a mass appeal to people who care everywhere to send copies of the Dr. Attaran article directly to Prime Minister Steven Harper and CIDA on behalf of the 2,700 children who die from malaria in Africa each day. The clock is ticking--and you can stop it for little children-Judi McLeod.)
"The poor," Jesus Christ said, "will always be with us." He did not say anything about whether the poor would suffer always from malaria. The inaction of the Canadian International Development Agency suggests that they will.
Malaria is a dreadful disease. Annually it kills more children in Africa than any other, and about 1 million children worldwide. When it does not quite kill, it has a repulsive efficiency to stunt children's growth and damage their brains. Because it also targets pregnant women, it often kills mothers and orphans the children. The sacrifice of so much life, security and brainpower in the next generation is foolish, and evades palpable understanding. To imagine just part of it, visualize seven Boeing 747s--the biggest plane in the sky--full of children, crashing every day.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Canadian troops in Afghanistan share the same fate as their American counterparts when it comes to criticism laced with second-guessing by the far left.
In the US, troops have Queen of the Blame America First crowd, Cindy Sheehan.
In Canada, troops have New Democrat Party leader Jack Layton, who continues to use our courageous soldiers to score political points.
Organizers are working to arrange free buses at Canadian university campuses for the "Canada Out of Afghanistan" rally and march taking place October 28 in Toronto.
Gelinas' environmental evangelism based on a misunderstanding of her role and the fundamentals of climate science
Saturday, October 21, 2006
"The Earth is warming, triggering dramatic changes in climate and weather systems around the world. Climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" released by human activities are generally to blame. ...Experts say we need to act quickly and effectively."
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Why are we not surprised that among the few times the elusive Maurice Strong raised his head after his alleged ties to the United Nations Oil-For-Food scandal became public, it was to rush to the defense of his one-time protege Eleanor Clitheroe?
Clitheroe, the former CEO of Hydro One, who spent $300,000 on limousine rides for her children's nanny, holds top spot in Canada's rogues' gallery of rip-offs from the public purse.