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Politics and its Discontents: What Is A Hero?

Having completed at my wife’s urgent behest the always onerous task of vacuuming, I sat down a short time ago to peruse The Toronto Star. In it there is another story about Anthony Marco, the Hamilton-area NDP candidate running in Tim Hudak’s riding. … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: What Is A Hero?

Politics and its Discontents: The Timidity Of The Ontario NDP

I wrote earlier this month about the growing call from certain monied sectors for an increase in their personal taxation rates, arguing that they are not paying their fair share to support the country in which they grew and prospered. That plea, as no… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Timidity Of The Ontario NDP

Politics and its Discontents: Political Partisanship Masquerading As Political Analysis

With the Ontario provincial election pending, more and more opinion pieces will find their way into both national and local papers. I certainly welcome a broad range of views to read and react to. However, it strikes me as the epitome of dishonesty fo… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Political Partisanship Masquerading As Political Analysis

John Laforet - President - Wind Concerns Ontario: Great Rally and March in Port Dover Today!

It was a blast to be back in Haldimand-Norfolk today as we held a BBQ, rally and march at Silver Lake with the help of the local Lions Club. Many thanks to the event organizers at Haldimand Wind Concerns, MPP Toby Barrett who came out, and the hundreds of people who joined us as well […] . . . → Read More: John Laforet – President – Wind Concerns Ontario: Great Rally and March in Port Dover Today!

John Laforet - President - Wind Concerns Ontario: “Wind Concerns Ontario’s Winds of Change Tour Launched in Owen Sound”

Wind Concerns Ontario has successfully launched the latest province-wide organizing effort of 2011, this time with a strong election focus. Over the next forty or so days, Wind Concerns Ontario members in sixty seven ridings will be mobilized to actively work to defeat Liberal incumbents, and candidates in their respective ridings. I look forward to […] . . . → Read More: John Laforet – President – Wind Concerns Ontario: “Wind Concerns Ontario’s Winds of Change Tour Launched in Owen Sound”

BigCityLib Strikes Back: New Ontario Liberal Ad

I actually like this one.  For one thing, it accentuates Tim Hudak’s propensity to dorky expressions.  Secondly, the reviews really have been that bad.  The ad doesn’t even get to Chris Selley’s assessment of the PCPO fiscal plan: we can… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: New Ontario Liberal Ad

John Laforet - President - Wind Concerns Ontario: Wind Welfare Warriors Just Don’t Get It (But Thank God They’re Losing)

I would be lying if I said I was surprised the Ontario Liberals and their paid for lackeys at the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association and Environmental Defense had conniption fits and went to the Twitter-verse to vent their spleens about how awful/ignorant/evil/cruel anyone who would dare get in the way of their access to our […] . . . → Read More: John Laforet – President – Wind Concerns Ontario: Wind Welfare Warriors Just Don’t Get It (But Thank God They’re Losing)

John Laforet - President - Wind Concerns Ontario: The ‘Truth about Turbines Tour’ Begins Next Week in Thunder Bay

As always, I am looking forward to going back to Thunder Bay to stand with the folks who volunteer countless hours with the Nor’Wester Mountain Escarpment Protection Committee (NMEPC) as they oppose Horizon Wind’s plans to clear cut and blast watershed protection lands to install industrial wind turbines. These turbines would tower 1200 feet over the […] . . . → Read More: John Laforet – President – Wind Concerns Ontario: The ‘Truth about Turbines Tour’ Begins Next Week in Thunder Bay