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fat-young-bud-regAn open letter to Larry Miller:

Dear Mr. Miller,
Please help me understand something.

I've just read in the Sun Times (Sat. Sept. 5) that it is "clear to Scott Boyes, CEO of the Canadian Bioceutical Corp.", that the current Conservative Government "doesn't want anyone producing medicinal marijuana". They are now considering scaling back their plans.

Mr. Boyes has stated that the proposed plant would produce up to 100 full time jobs. An empty factory would be refitted and occupied. Their operation would add to our tax base, and best of all, make the medication more available to those who need it. In so many ways, this project would serve to boost our local economy.

Do you somehow believe

BWalker-headshot-regularBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker wrote the following letter to Minister of Education Liz Sandals with regard to the educational assistant cuts at Bluewater District School Board, and enclosed letters from parents of children affected by the cuts.


Hon. Liz Sandals

Minister of Education

22nd Floor, Mowat Block

900 Bay Street

Toronto, ON M7A 1L2

Dear Minister Sandals:

I'm writing today to again bring to your attention concerns from parents, students and community members with regard to the recently announced cuts to as many as 50 Educational Assistant positions in the Bluewater District School Board. You may recall that I brought this issue to your attention during Question Period at Queen's Park last May.

As you're aware, the Board's decision to ...

niagarapower-featurePublic ownership vs. private ownership.  The most recent controversy in this regard is the upcoming sale of 60% of Hydro One by the Province of Ontario.  Selling public assets is proposed for many reasons.  The most nefarious reason is because of a belief that any kind of business activity should be conducted by the private sector as a matter of principle.  Only slightly less so is...

flagparliament-featureI must admit, every time I see Steven Harper standing in front of a sign that says "LEADERSHIP", it makes me smile. OK, if you are a leader then you know what actions your staff is taking since you are leading them. If his staff was deeply involved with the Duffy payoff as described in the trial, and Harper continues to claim that he knew nothing about what all his staff knew, how does that line-up with this "LEADERSHIP" concept? The simple answer is, it doesn't. If he didn't know what they all knew, then he is a horrible leader. If he does know but claims as our leader that he didn't know, well we all know what we call that.


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