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

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. ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...

Site-Alteration Bylaws don’t save farmland. (June/July 2017)

Over the last few months, the Carleton Landowners Association has been involved with bureaucrats from the city of Ottawa. Ottawa has introduced a plan to bring in a site-alteration bylaw. I was present at some of these meetings. It seems that the city has decided to ...

Let’s Protect the Vulnerable and Defenseless (Apr./May 2017)

As members of the Ontario Landowners, we most often, are referred to by people who don’t know us personally, as “those property rights lobbyists”. The fact is we are property rights promoters, but we are also your neighbours, your work associates, your policemen, firemen, nurses, doctors, ...

Let’s Not Pass On This Green Energy Mess (Feb./Mar. 2017)

I know the subject of Hydro prices has been front and centre now for the last few years as the costs of the Green Energy Act start to show up on our hydro bills. Oh, maybe I shouldn’t call it hydro since we now have many ...
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