Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

There Must Be An Election Coming

The distractions are starting. Just before an election, the political party in power starts creating distractions. These are created to take us away from issues that are important, and which the ruling party is struggling with. The Harper Conservatives have been really pushing the terrorism and crime issues. What I see is a downward trend […]

Dental Care Is Not Cheap

I read in the newspaper that there is a push to have a national pharmacare system. The article told me that Canada is the only country that has a national healthcare system, and yet does not have a national pharmacare system to match. Furthermore, one in 10 people in Canada cannot afford their prescription drugs. […]

The Canadian Senate

We have read about it. We have heard about it. Do we really need Grandpa Richard to tell us more? My initial thought when this issue started to get big is that we should get rid of the Senate. However, when I looked into the issue deeper, I realized that it had its role and […]

The Gap From the Top to the Bottom is Getting too Big

Interesting article from a man who is in the top 0.01%, mainly due to being there at the start of Amazon. As he himself states … Then I got as lucky as a person could possibly get in the Internet age by having a buddy in Seattle named Bezos. I look at the average Joe […]

Absurd Compensation Levels of CEOs

One of my favorite topics of conversation is in the news again. As you know, all of the target stores in Canada will be closing soon. Their attempt to invade Canada has failed miserably. It is estimated that the 17,000 employees will receive a combined total of about $70 million as they lose their 17,000 […]

The Cost of Becoming Mayor

I read somewhere that candidates for mayor of Hamilton are allowed to fund raise, and spend, about $300,000 in their bid to get the job. $300K !!!!!! And, where does all that money come from? In some cases, corporations and unions. Now, if I were a corporation or union, and I was helping someone become […]

What Happened to the Reform Party of Canada?

What Happened to the Reform Party of Canada? Did they get lost? Did they get kidnapped? Didn’t the Reform party promise to bring a refreshing new look to Ottawa? Honesty, openness, morality? What happened when they morphed (or whatever they did) and now we have the Conservative Party? No wonder so many people say it […]