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

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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Carbon Tax Protest Ottawa January 30/2017

Stop the carbon tax – protest in Ottawa. If you’re in Ontario, sign our petition at www.StopHighEnergyBills.ca. If you’re some where else in Canada, you can sign this petition: https://www.taxpayer.com/resource-centre/petitions/petition

Carbon Credits are the Talk of the Media (Dec./Jan. 2017)

Carbon credits are the talk of the media and at the coffee shops these days, with the pros and the cons tossed about at random. Mark Bonokoski wrote a piece for the Sun Media chain a couple of weeks ago and presented some interesting facts. http://www.torontosun.com/2016/08/10/notseeing-the-forests-for-the-trillions-of-trees. ...

Democracy – Rule of The Commoner (Oct./Nov. 2016)

A word originating from the Greek word Demokratia, literally translated as “rule of the commoner”. The Trump success was first thought to be from low income distressed voters, but statistics since found the household median income of Trump supporters was $72,000, well above the national average. ...

How to talk to Millennials about Property Rights

I’m a younger woman who grew up in the public education system of the 1990’s. I can assure you that private property rights was not a concept or topic that was covered in the curriculum. We were too busy learning about “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and how ...
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