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

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. ...
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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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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 ...

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. ...
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