Tag Archives: Ontario

Let’s Build a Wall

It has been said that the reason The United States must build a wall is because many Mexicans are trying to escape their hellhole for the relative peace of the United States of America. So along came Donald Trump with … Continue reading

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Stealing From the Rich to Give to the Future

I came across this article about what is purported to be Britain’s oldest living tree. The tree is about 4 000 years old. I was going to read the article and then probably forget it. But I noted that it … Continue reading

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Canada Stats: A New Ratio

Most Canadians have heard the following fact about living in Canada. 90 % of Canada’s Population lies within 200 miles of the American border. When your country stretches for thousands of miles further north, this is a significant statistic. I … Continue reading

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A Plague of Trilliums

I was in shock earlier this week when I noticed all the trilliums in this bush. A bus I take goes by this bush and I honestly had never seen so many trilliums. In all directions the trilliums went for … Continue reading

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Time Gambling

My jurisdiction of Ontario allows gambling not only via lottery tickets but with casinos. Largely the province has bet that this will produce extra money in its coffers. Perhaps it can do more good than the bad that gambling can … Continue reading

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Finally, An Antismoking Ad Smokers Can Get Behind

Full disclosure: I smoked for 25 years and have been smoke free for the last 7 years. Not that it matters. The “social nibbler” ad has been blasted to me right around the dial in Ontario, Canada. I can see … Continue reading

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The Lottery in Babyl- er- Ontario with Apologies to Jorge Luis Borges

Some of you may have heard this lottery story. A Hamilton woman will be 50 million dollars richer next month. Not because she proved she had the winning ticket by handing it in for the claim, but because the lottery … Continue reading

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The Racist Party

During Ontario’s last election, I picked on one of the big parties for being “the party of the intolerant”. This was my first humourless post, I was that serious about the allegation. You see, every election cycle it seems that … Continue reading

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C. D. Howe Institute Signals Ontario Mega Rich How to Revolt

For those of you who don’t know, the C. D. Howe Institute is a Canadian right wing think tank. That is the official story. But when the results are predetermined (right wing) it’s not a think tank, more like a … Continue reading

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A West Centred Canada

For many years western Canada has complained about being out of the loop when it comes to national politics. Formerly the best their politicians could do was win an election by banding up with Quebec (see the Mulroney government). But … Continue reading

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