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

Re-writing a Broken Act II (Feb./March 2019)
In a press release March 4th, 2019, the OSPCA said “they were no longer going to do on-farm investigations and enforcement of animal cruelty laws. They said the present OSPCA ...
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Re-writing a Broken Act (Dec./Jan. 2019)
Here it is, 2019. It’s amazing how fast time goes by when you are looking back. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the landowners decided to challenge the constitutionality ...
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What are our Kids to Believe? (Oct./Nov. 2018)
Here in the Ottawa Valley the snow is falling, with about 3 inches on the ground and another 5 inches to come, according to the weatherman. It’s November 16th, 2018 ...
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Is there hope for rural Ontario? (Aug./Sept. 2018)
It’s been 15 years since Marlene and I joined the landowner movement in Ontario. It is hard to believe how fast the years have gone by. We started out trying ...
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Re-writing a Broken Act II (Feb./March 2019)

In a press release March 4th, 2019, the OSPCA said “they were no longer going to do on-farm investigations and enforcement of animal cruelty laws. They said the present OSPCA model, wasn’t working. The fact is, the OSPCA Act was ruled unconstitutional in a court challenge ...

Re-writing a Broken Act (Dec./Jan. 2019)

Here it is, 2019. It’s amazing how fast time goes by when you are looking back. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the landowners decided to challenge the constitutionality of the OSPCA Act. The fact is that was back in 2013. The OLA decided that ...

What are our Kids to Believe? (Oct./Nov. 2018)

Here in the Ottawa Valley the snow is falling, with about 3 inches on the ground and another 5 inches to come, according to the weatherman. It’s November 16th, 2018 and according to the climate change promoters, we are in a virtual meltdown, that will see ...

Is there hope for rural Ontario? (Aug./Sept. 2018)

It’s been 15 years since Marlene and I joined the landowner movement in Ontario. It is hard to believe how fast the years have gone by. We started out trying to raise attention for farmers who had lost most of their income because of the Mad ...
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