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Letters Of This Type

In a year of living politically, it challenges me to read more so I know and understand more. The first challenge was to learn about what my political reality... more
 
January 14, 2018
Canadian Parliament
Last month I posted on the responses to the CRTC’s consultation on the future of Canadian programming, which yielded over 200 submissions that envision... more
net neutrality
CRTC
Digital media
broadcasting
Internet
Michael Geist
telecommunications
cdnpoli
What is a “year of living politically”? Is it any different from a “year of living dangerously”?  A friend asked if it was to be political everyday or a... more
2017 was not as surprising as the year before it, but there were expectations that were not met.  We said farewell to some great performers in 2017 including... more
 
December 24, 2017
2017 in review
"3rd preliminary trial date set in CAS hacking case." To date Miss Denham has refused to sign 4 offers to plead guilty for a slap on the wrist and 1 agreed... more
Alleged Ontario CAS hack class action lawsuit
It’s a normal day for me. Wake, feed and dress my kids for school and then head out the door for another court appearance, my nineteenth appearance since I... more
Smiths Falls Police
Smiths Falls
CAS
It’s a cold and snowy Monday morning. The notes, which led to my trial cancellation, have finally been disclosed. The blame game begins. There are only a few... more
Smiths Falls Police
Smiths Falls
CAS
The Canada Revenue Agency has obtained a federal court order requiring PayPal to hand over years of transactional information from all business accounts in... more
PayPal
Revenue Canada
CRA
Corporation
Business
law
cdnpoli
Years of disappointment in trade negotiations have left many Canadian intellectual property watchers hoping for the best, but expecting the worst when it comes... more
TPP
IP
Digital Economy
digital rights
Canadian government policy
cdnpoli
Meet me under the bridge. Anyone who grew up in Smiths Falls knows exactly which bridge I’m talking about. That first time you explored the town, at whatever... more
 
November 11, 2017
Smiths Falls
SHOULD OUR CHILDREN HAVE A REASONABLE EXPECTATION THEY WON'T BE IN ANY WAY SEXUALLY EXPLOITED BY TEACHERS IN ONTARIO'S SCHOOL SYSTEM? October 12, 2017 This... more
Ontario Liberals
Ontario Teachers
ONPoli
Child Rights
Ontario Public Schools
Human Rights
Pedophiles
  Apart from sensual appeals, the chief marketing wave in our country is selling convenience. It has reached a level of frenzy with companies like Amazon and... more
Consumerism
Marketing
community
convenience
USpoli
I wake up and look out my window. My street is pitch black. The rain and wind have knocked out power to the streetlights. I love the rain so I take this as a... more
Smiths Falls Police
Smiths Falls
CAS
Carol Anne Knapp
CUPE who is the union representing educational assistants (EA) in the province of Ontario released a press release last week in which it has lambasted the... more
ABA
Autism
Autism Policy
CUPE
Education
Liberal
NDP
ONPoli
Ontario Ministry of Education
PC
I have court today. It is the third year in a row I have had court in October. I’ve learned how to get out of there by lunch time now. To get a parking spot, I... more
Smiths Falls
Smiths Falls Police
CAS

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