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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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say that those old laws that the OLA keeps bringing up to defend the property rights of people, are irrelevant and outdated and not of consequence in this new ‘modern’ Canada?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 ...

Remembering Those Who Gave Their Lives (October/November 2015)

It was great to see Canadians turning up in such large numbers on November 11, (35,000 in Ottawa at the Cenotaph) to show respect and remember those great men and women (boys and girls) who, since the war of 1812 have so courageously stepped up to ...
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