Last Night was Great!

As you may remember from the last few days, myself and my colleague at The 905er, were invited on as panelists with the Community Climate Council‘s webinar on the province’s proposed Highway 413.

It was a fantastic webinar with an estimated 100 attendees. I have to say the panelists were passionate and informed about all aspects of this topic. What struck us most was the wide attendance of people from across the 905 who would be impacted by the highway’s development. Opposition to this project comes from a wide swath of Ontario. The provincial government would be wise to pay attention to the criticism it is hearing.

The webinar was recorded, when I have a copy I’ll make sure to link to it!

Please join us on Tuesday Feb 23rd

I teased some news yesterday on Twitter:

Well I’m pleased to share, that this:

Caught some attention. We’ve been invited on as panelists for a webinar conducted by the Community Climate Council on the province’s proposed Highway 413. If you’d like to join in, please click on the Eventbrite link below:

When have the doctors been wrong?

As the latest lockdown measures are about to be lifted here in Ontario, once again we are hearing from scientists and doctors that if we let our guard down, the new variant could drive us into a third lockdown this spring.

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Long Term Care is Doug Ford’s Walkerton

Remember back to the previous Tory government here in Ontario? They were a scrappy bunch intent on reforming government through privatisation. Why should government do it, when we can just pay someone to do it for us instead? This line of thinking ended up in one of the most tragic cases of government failure in Ontario history. Namely the Walkerton crisis.

In the end, Premier Mike Harris ended up resigning his position rather than face re-election by the public over the apparent failures of his privatisation priorities.

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You know what would’ve been a great Christmas gift?…A Vaccine…

A quick question before you continue reading this entry. If you received a phone call this season, saying that you and your family are scheduled to receive your COVID-19 vaccine on Christmas morning, would you have drastically rescheduled your plans? Would you have cancelled opening presents with your family or Christmas Day breakfast perhaps in favour of lining up to get your shot? I know mine would.

This is all hypothetical of course. Here in Ontario vaccination centres are on a break. Because COVID-19 has to go home and isolate and see it’s family for the holidays. News is coming out that Ontario’s vaccination programs are on pause for the moment. They can’t find staff apparently to fill them due to holiday vacations.

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It’s a Wonderful Life, is still relevant today…and that’s a problem.

Last night, I finally sat to down to watch my favourite Christmas movie. The timeless classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s themes of our common humanity and the impact one person can have on his or her friends and family, still resonate today. Maybe this year it’s more important than other years to hear that message.

However, there was one scene that stuck out to me though:

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The Halton Mayors are at it again…

Tis the week before Christmas and all through the province, the 905 was asking…are we going into a lockdown? The Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie has come out requesting that lockdown be extended for all red zones in the 905 to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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