Rural Reflections Blog: Latest Rural News & Editorials by Tom Black

What are our Kids to Believe? (October/November 2018)
Here in the Ottawa Valley the snow is falling, with about 3 inches on the ground and another 5 inches to come, according to the weatherman. It’s November 16th, 2018 ...
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Is there hope for rural Ontario? (August/September 2018)
It’s been 15 years since Marlene and I joined the landowner movement in Ontario. It is hard to believe how fast the years have gone by. We started out trying ...
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Hope and Faith that Premier Doug Ford can turn Ontario around. (June/July 2018)
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 ...
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Making Our Votes Count on June 7th (Apr./May 2018)
June 7th is just about here, folks. Who will you vote for in your riding? For some, it is a slam dunk – Doug Ford – ‘we have to get ...
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It’s all about Principles (Feb./March 2018)

Landowner Magazine February March 2018 Edition Today is St. Patricks Day as I pen this page and I think of my ancestors who came to this country from the Emerald Isle, to escape the potato famine. The population of Ireland in 1835 was about 8 million people. Though accurate records were not ...

The Race to the Bottom (Dec./Jan. 2018)

Here we are in a brand new year, 2018 with a brand new pay structure imposed on private businesses by a government in Ontario that has no sense of responsibility when it comes to dealing with money. What could you expect from a government that doesn’t ...

Where is the Justice? (October/November 2017)

The level of government that affects people’s lives the most on a day to day basis is often our local municipal government. There are many reasons for this of course. Often locals go into politics with great intentions to fix what they perceive as the issues ...

Enough of the Bullshit (August/September 2017)

By now most readers know that I have lost faith in the promises that Patrick Brown made to the Landowners when he was soliciting our support to become the leader of the PC party. When Patrick Brown sat across the kitchen table in my home, in ...
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