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Note that our mayor will run again. After all, he's brought such light and delights to our city. Look again. Another sinkhole. Just last week I cheerfully... more
2014 Municipal election
Parks & Rec
Fitness programs
Jack Purcell Centre
Jack Purcell's aquafitness program
chronic pain
aquatherapy
fitness
low impact
Budget cuts
Jim Watson
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
2014 Ottawa Municipal Election
Even at my age, I simply had to do something about this undemocratic government that rides roughshod over us Canadians, with 39% of the popular vote. So I... more
Fair Elections Act
democracy
Stehphen Harper
Pierre Poilievre
constituents
governance
Transparency
Canada
Toronto Star columnist Carol Goar suggests providing an income guarantee for all Canadians will break the bank (‘Basic annual income’ loaded with pitfalls, Feb... more
basic income
taxation
Poverty
Big Push Campaign
Canada
Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels famously criticized English leaders for telling big lies and sticking to them, describing the “Big Lie” tactic used by the... more
Elections Act
democracy
George Orwell
Totalitarianism
Nazi
propaganda
Bill C-23
false majority
Conservative Party
electoral reform
Elections Canada
Stephen Harper
Pierre Poilievre
voter turnout
Erich Jacoby-Hawkins
Canada
Unpublished Ottawa's latest newsletter is out! Check it out at: http://bit.ly/1g4jSKB If you didn't receive our newsletter and would like to keep abreast of... more
Senate reform
electoral reform
Current Affairs
Public Affairs
Jim Watson
NCC
OrgaWorld
Open Media
James O'Grady
OREC
Waste management
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
I thought people might appreciate finding out what is happening at Queen's Park, and what I am up to in the riding. So, I present to you my first audio blog... more
Select Committee on Developmental Services
Now You Know Jack podcast
Jack MacLaren
Ontario Government
Carleton Mississippi Mills
PC Party of Ontario
Ontario
In an earlier post I listed ways to watch for bias or misinformation in opinion articles. This week I discuss a more subtle bias that shows itself, not in a... more
Media bias
media
Journalism
Politics
Current Affairs
Public Affairs
Political ideology
Political parties
Dalton McGuinty
Kathleen Wynne
Stephen Harper
Canada
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth... more
Common Sense
Obituary
behaviour
manners
greed
selfishness
In the Information Age, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself from misinformation and find reliable sources. This week, some tips on reading... more
Journalism
Journalistic bias
Bias in reporting
Erich Jacoby-Hawkins
Current Affairs
News
media
columnists
Canada
I thought I'd share these pair of Letters to the Editor from the 28 January Globe and Mail in repsonse to the paper's editorial "The Best Teachers Should be... more
Merit pay
Evaluating teachers
Education
Teachers
teaching
Ontario
Canada
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A Luta Continua
CKCU FM 93.1
letter writing
democracy
governance
Public Affairs
Current Affairs
Ottawa
Canada
Today (Dec. 3), I introduced the Reform Act, 2013. The Reform Act is an effort to strengthen Canada’s democratic institutions by restoring the role of elected... more
Michael Chong
Refrom Act 2013
democracy
Canadian Parliament
Canada
Conservative Party of Canada
Private Members Bill
Wellington - Halton Hills
On December 11, 2013, Council passed the By-law giving formal approval to the new Official Plan approved on November 26. It is now sent off to the Ministry of... more
Planning
Ottawa official plan
Environment protection
Environment
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Greenspace Alliance
I am pleased to share this letter about my friend Anita Payne. Anita and I have a lot in common. We are both active members of the Green Party, we have both... more
The Great March for Climate Action
Children
social movements
Video: Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner challenges the Ontario Liberal government to immediately put forward conservation and energy efficiency... more
Ontario energy plan
Energy conservation
Energy efficiency
Bob Chiarelli
Green Party of Ontario
Mike Schreiner
Ontario
Ontario Liberal Party

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