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Blame the refugees

Was just reading an article about changes to Autism treatment funding for Ontario children and there we go …apparently some Canadians  blame the refugees for that too. Homelessness? Blame the refugees. Cuts to – well, anything –  blame the refugees. … Continue reading

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More on welfare reform – the kids

More things I would do in my quest to overhaul the welfare system…. Focus on breaking the cycle. We’ve all heard of, an in many cases seen, families in which the kids grew up on welfare, hit adulthood, and ended … Continue reading

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Welfare

How would my government handle welfare if we began with the belief that all people – yes, ~gasp~ even those who need financial help – were valued and treated with respect? Not regarded as lazy liars & cheats, but as … Continue reading

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Reading the Plan: 2 – Reward job creators and get Ontario moving again

So important, this section! Here, the Plan talks about rewarding businesses that create jobs with tax credits, and gradually reducing small business taxes; attracting manufacturing through incentives for upgrades and expansions; actually investing in transit projects (rather than just flapping … Continue reading

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Reading “Andrea Horwath’s Plan that Makes Sense” (1- Transparency & Accountability)

So… not many people actually care what I think about this stuff and I know it… but what the heck… going to share my thoughts on the ONDP plan anyway. Starting with the title – when the ONDP first started … Continue reading

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Resource Issues

Commissioner Don Head testified at the Ashley Smith inquest today. He kept going back to resource issues and his budget. He actually said, at one point, “my money” …. as in, he has limited resources and he has to decide … Continue reading

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Moving up the chain

The Ashley Smith inquest is back at Grand Valley Institution and moving up through some of the chain of command….. Last week was Janice Sandeson, who I looked forward to hearing from again. She testified the first time – right … Continue reading

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More frustration

Yesterday’s inquest proceedings were extremely difficult to watch – the woman on the stand right now was a nurse at Jolliet, and involved in an incident in which Ashley was restrained – for hours – and injected against her will with … Continue reading

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The Province of Ontario

I have, especially since our whole tenant-from-hell nightmare, been paying attention to how many things are messed up in Ontario right now. There are, it seems to me, very few services provided by the province that are NOT seriously messed … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing in Ontario

One of the issues I have been following – pretty much since Harris – is that of homelessness in Ontario. I believed then… and have been proven quite right since, that many of the ~common (non)sense~  strategies his government brought … Continue reading

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