Hope and Faith that Premier Doug Ford can turn Ontario around. (June/July 2018)

Tom-Black

Tom Black

Well, it has been a blistering hot summer here in Eastern Ontario, just about the opposite of last summer. Too much rain last year, not enough this year. No wonder farmers always talk about the weather! Everything they do and plan to do depends on what the weather man offers us that season. On the political side, it is great to see the end of the Wynne Liberals. We all live in the hope that Premier Doug Ford will be allowed to deliver the platform that he promised. Let’s give him a chance and wish him well on this enormous task that lies before him.
Now on to the municipal elections. The local candidates that we elect often affect us the most in our everyday lives. To that end, I would like to tell you what it looks like when local councils get taken over by fanatics with an agenda. Environmentalists often run for local councils because it is sometimes easier to get elected there because those with the most rounded abilities are somewhat apathic and unwilling to commit to the service of their community. I don’t blame them, because this can be a most thankless job. Every decision you make will have somebody or some group trashing you and questioning your sanity.

The problem is when good people don’t run, we end up with people who can actually harm our country. Down in Huron County the Land Planning Department placed “Notice of Zoning” on the tax assessments and if the property owners didn’t have it removed, when 10 years have passed, it becomes law. In another situation, the council of Mississippi Mills had decided to designate most of the Municipality as “Natural Heritage” which meant pretty well all property had a restriction on it, and they planned to enter property and count all the trees and GPS them so the municipality would then have to give permits to cut them.

In another county the Bylaw officer charged a property owner for cutting some hawthorns and scrub brush in a field that had been neglected. In a public statement, the bylaw officer informed the owner that “ Trees have the right to re-claim farmland. Farmers do not have the right to re-claim woodlands. Trees have rights, too.”

Remember folks, protection of individual property rights is the only thing that separates Canada from the socialist governments that have been such failures around the world. If any of you with a passion for common sense, justice and fixing problems and have the time and energy, consider stepping up and serving your municipality and our country.

Thank you

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Hope and Faith that Premier Doug Ford can turn Ontario around. (June/July 2018)

Tom-Black

Tom Black

Well, it has been a blistering hot summer here in Eastern Ontario, just about the opposite of last summer. Too much rain last year, not enough this year. No wonder farmers always talk about the weather! Everything they do and plan to do depends on what the weather man offers us that season. On the political side, it is great to see the end of the Wynne Liberals. We all live in the hope that Premier Doug Ford will be allowed to deliver the platform that he promised. Let’s give him a chance and wish him well on this enormous task that lies before him.
Now on to the municipal elections. The local candidates that we elect often affect us the most in our everyday lives. To that end, I would like to tell you what it looks like when local councils get taken over by fanatics with an agenda. Environmentalists often run for local councils because it is sometimes easier to get elected there because those with the most rounded abilities are somewhat apathic and unwilling to commit to the service of their community. I don’t blame them, because this can be a most thankless job. Every decision you make will have somebody or some group trashing you and questioning your sanity.

The problem is when good people don’t run, we end up with people who can actually harm our country. Down in Huron County the Land Planning Department placed “Notice of Zoning” on the tax assessments and if the property owners didn’t have it removed, when 10 years have passed, it becomes law. In another situation, the council of Mississippi Mills had decided to designate most of the Municipality as “Natural Heritage” which meant pretty well all property had a restriction on it, and they planned to enter property and count all the trees and GPS them so the municipality would then have to give permits to cut them.

In another county the Bylaw officer charged a property owner for cutting some hawthorns and scrub brush in a field that had been neglected. In a public statement, the bylaw officer informed the owner that “ Trees have the right to re-claim farmland. Farmers do not have the right to re-claim woodlands. Trees have rights, too.”

Remember folks, protection of individual property rights is the only thing that separates Canada from the socialist governments that have been such failures around the world. If any of you with a passion for common sense, justice and fixing problems and have the time and energy, consider stepping up and serving your municipality and our country.

Thank you

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