Category Archives: News and politics

City of Kitchener should clear the sidewalks snow and ice are frozen stormwater!


Many Canadian cities plough their sidewalks as well as their roads; why not Kitchener? Maclean’s (March 21, 2011, “From the editors”), makes a very good case for all cities to plough their sidewalks.  Clear sidewalks should be a basic municipal … Continue reading

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I’m voting ‘NO’ to the October 25th question


I will be voting “no” to the question: I do not want amalgamation through the back door. Continue reading

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STOP Ericsson


I can’t help thinking of the Avro Arrow and the loss of all those aeronautical engineers to NASA when I read about the Bankruptcy courts in Canada and the United States approving the sale of Nortel Network to Ericsson. Avro … Continue reading

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Attack Ads turn me off the CPC!


I am becoming increasingly irritated by the Conservative attack ads. Hey what’s wrong with Ignatieff being out of the country for more than 30 years? It makes him cosmopolitan – a citizen of the world well-qualified to deal with global … Continue reading

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Help the workers not the big car companies


I’m glad to see that the federal and Ontario governments are seriously considering assistance for auto parts companies. This makes more sense than spending any tax payer money on Chrysler. Chrysler’s threat to pull out of Canada was the last straw … Continue reading

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The proposed coalition is morally and legally the right thing to do.


I’d like to make four points in answer to criticism of the proposed coalition: In Canada we do NOT elect a Prime Minister, we elect a Parliament.  Parliament then decides which group has the confidence of the House to govern … Continue reading

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I support a coalition; Harper must be defeated!


I think Harper is anti-parliamentary democracy or maybe he just doesn’t understand it.  In a parliamentary system the Prime Minister has to have the confidence of the House to govern. It is the House of Commons that picks the Prime … Continue reading

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Yes to CCSP!


Acts 4:32-5:11. "The whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common." This verse, and others in the Book of … Continue reading

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No to the NDP!


I am a long time supporter of the NDP; was at one time a card carrying member.  Lately the NDP both federally and provincially has been advocating policies I do not support.  Now the NDP is trying once again to … Continue reading

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Why kill the pigs?


Two articles in today’s (April 15, 2008) Waterloo Region Record caught my eye.  Ottawa to pay pork producers to kill off pigs as market collapses announces that Ottawa will pay pig farmers up to $50 million to slaughter their breeding … Continue reading

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