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

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? (October/November 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? (August/September 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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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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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 ...

A refreshing new face enters the PC leadership race (Dec/Jan 2015)

The Progressive Conservative Party will be having an election to pick a new leader with voting on 2 days: May 3 and May 7, 2015. There are five candidates, Christine Elliott, Lisa MacLeod, Vic Fedeli, Monty McNaughton and Patrick Brown. The first four candidates are from ...
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