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

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 ...
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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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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 ...

Some reporters need to get feedback and this is one of them (Aug./Sept. 2016)

For the most part, the Landowners are very respectful of all citizens of Ontario and recognize that although we have different lifestyles, different goals and different issues with government, we are all the same when it comes down to our home and family. We all need ...

WWII Vet Wins The War but looses to City By-Law

Dr.Holtom isn’t your average urban backyard chicken keeper. A World War II Veteran, and a practicing Chiropractor, Dr.Holtom is 94 years young. He’s always looking for new things to learn and opportunities to enrich his life.  Between hosting his weekly Saturday night poker game for ‘the ...

Have we learned nothing from overpopulated cities? (June/July 2016)

While driving home a couple of weeks ago, I passed a field with beef cattle contentedly grazing on green pasture and then a field of corn. The best field of corn in the area, four feet high on the first of July, on an extremely dry ...
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