Marcus Ryan, township councillor for Zorra township posted comments to TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paiken” about getting rid of school boards in Ontario and put schools under the administration local municipalities. It’s an idea, but I fear that some poorly managed municipalities would do more harm than good having control of schools. It’s bad enough they have a municipal budget to handle, let alone a school or several schools. Ryan’s posting to Twitter prompted me to put finger to keyboard (modern day pen to paper) and come up with seven points that I think would fix Ontario’s education system. Here they are: Constitutional amendmentRead More →

On the Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend we took the family up to the Gatineau Hills to sight-see the fall colours. We also wanted to check out Kingsmere, the estate of former Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie-King. The trip itself was great. Beautiful scenery; nice weather; well-groomed walking trails. This is a real treasure in the Ottawa-area. The problem was the getting to and coming home from Quebec. Not Quebec itself mind you, but the roads in Ottawa to get there. The quickest way to get to the Gatineau Hills is via Autoroute 5 in Quebec. The quickest way to get to Autoroute 5 in OttawaRead More →

MORRISBURG — It is hard to blame people for tuning out what is going on during the 2015 Federal Election campaign. As someone who enjoys watching and commenting on the game of politics, the exchange of ideas and policy, this election has been disappointing so far. That may change now that the halfway point in the writ period has finally been achieved, however the chance of that occurring is slim. None of the three parties have been captivating. None of the three parties have stated their case so far why they should lead, only stating why other two should not. That is not leadership fromRead More →