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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Standing up for Property Rights and Freedom (August/September 2015)

For many years, the OLA has stood up against politicians and governments, federal, provincial and municipal and their arms-lengths agencies when they have stepped beyond their jurisdiction and intruded upon private property. We have tried to stay out of conflicts that have involved neighbours except when ...

Touring the west was a great education… (June/July 2015)

june-july-2015-cover Hello Folks, Well Marlene and I just got back from a family wedding in B.C., that we turned into an extended holiday with her brother on the coast. It was a whole new experience for a solid land loving old guy from the east, but what a ...

Placing blame in all the wrong places (April/May 2015)

Wow! What a great spring for farmers! The corn is nearly all planted and the soybeans are well on the way. The cattle are out on reasonably good grass and the hay fields at least in eastern Ontario, look pretty good. That of course, brings us ...

Time to overhaul justice with a strong case (Feb/March 2015)

Justice! When we think of the word justice, most of us have visions of an all knowing magistrate sitting in the big chair wielding the big gavel and proclaiming a verdict that has been thrashed out in the court room by truly honourable lawyers on both ...
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