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

Who Caused the Flooding? (April/May 2019)
I am sure most people in Ontario have heard about the flooding on the Ottawa River this year, and I am also sure most had deep heart-felt sympathy for those ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...

Politicians do not take an oath to a political party (Oct/Nov 2014)

The landowners have taken our constitution (British North America Act of 1867) that included the rights laid down in the Magna Carta and through much research, we have concluded that the folks who write our laws do a very good job of respecting the old contracts (the ...
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