Liberty Summer Seminars saved by CCF

  • Posted on: 14 February 2011
  • By: Jim McIntosh

As many of you may know, Peter Jawarski has hosted the Liberty Summer Seminars at his parents property near Orono, north east of Toronto.  One of the highlights was the home cooked meals prepared by Peter's parents and their friends.  Last year the Health Department told them they would have to order in 'properly prepared' food, since their kitchen hadn't been approved.  After the Seminars, the municipality of Clarington charged them with contravening the zoning bylaw.  The property wasn't zoned for convetions.  The maximum penalty is $50,000. 

Ontario abandons offshore wind power plans: Toronto Star

  • Posted on: 11 February 2011
  • By: Allen Small

This is a surprise, for whatever the real reasons, the wind farms off the shore of the Scarborough bluffs are cancelled according to this article in the Star. Pressure from Wind Concerns Ontario may have had some impact, but it might be because of costs (likely) or the fact they don't work that well. 

Sandwich Sinner

  • Posted on: 5 February 2011
  • By: Allen Small

How do you know when zealotry has gone too far? One test would be when innocents are impacted, thats true in religion or politics. When a 6-year-old kindergartener has been punished for a misdemeanour that he can't possibly understand, you know the zealots have gone too far.

Even kids know it's wrong to take other people's stuff

  • Posted on: 14 January 2011
  • By: Jim McIntosh

Ally is running a number of commercials these days using kids to show how much better they are than the other banks.  I particularly like the "Ègg Management Fee" commercial.  The tag line is "Even kids know it's wrong to take other people's stuff." 

Maybe this should be our tag line.  Even voters should know it`s wrong to take other people`s stuff.  If you wouldn`t do it, why do you let your elected REPRESENTATIVE do it for you?

Winter Tires not compulsory

  • Posted on: 16 December 2010
  • By: Jim McIntosh
Fortunately McGuinty resisted the urge to tell us what’s good for us this time. In spite of the pleadings of the CAA and Ontario Safety League he refused to offer a tax credit for winter tires. Even better, he refused to pass a law requiring all cars to have winter tires, like Quebec.