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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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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