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

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
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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 ...
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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 ...

Old laws aren’t so irrelevant after all (April/May 2016)

So how many times have you heard people say that those old laws that the OLA keeps bringing up to defend the property rights of people, are irrelevant and outdated and not of consequence in this new ‘modern’ Canada? Well folks, the province of New Brunswick ...

A long history of working with the weather (February/March 2016)

February / March 2016 Landowner Magazine Cover Wow, what a winter! I only used the snow blower two times. Some years I could have used it 2 times in one day or twice a week from December to April but then others like 1953, the year my brother was born, my dad drove ...

The first thing in her sights is the ‘coloured diesel fuel’ (December/January 2016)

I hope that you are enjoying the mild winter, less snow to push, less wood to cut, cheap gas and diesel. One has to love climate change. Enough about the good things. The Ontario Government has appointed a new environmental commissioner by the name of Dianne ...
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