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The political irony of union strife
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The political irony of union strife
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - May. 20, 2015: Isn't it ironic that the very unions which supported Kathleen Wynne and the provincial Liberal party during the 2014 election, are, one year later, protesting the actions of that party in power? It is not just one union which has been hit with this irony either, but on many fronts. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) spent $1.3 million in third-party election advertising in 2014, campaigning directly and in-directly against a Progressive Conservative government in Queen’s Park. FULL STORY



Desperation at Queen
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Desperation at Queen's Park
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Apr. 16, 2015: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's frantic look at selling off crown assets to fund her transit and infrastructure plans, is akin to checking the couch cushions for spare change or looking for old jewelery to hock at the cash-for-gold place. It smacks of desperation and its Ontarians that are going to pay in the long run. Reports are due out today that will recommend that the Ontario government sell off 15 per cent of Hydro One each year, over the next four years, to fund new government spending. FULL STORY



Time to drop the “Progressive” in Progressive Conservative
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Time to drop the “Progressive” in Progressive Conservative
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Apr. 14, 2015: One can easily argue that in 2015, we have one of the most progressive, Liberal governments provincially in Ontario history. Some in the province will wear that title as a badge of honour. The badge of being a progressive is not what it was 100 years ago. The provincial PC’s have had their butts handed to them not once, not twice, or even three times but four consecutive elections. FULL STORY



Judy Bobka will be forever missed
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Judy Bobka will be forever missed
Chris Savard
OurHometown.ca

Stoney Point - Apr. 10, 2015: Today, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a great lady, relentless supporter and a dear friend. Judy Bobka passed away yesterday. Our sympathies to her husband Dan, her daughter Sarah and family. Cornwall, SDG, and the province at large has lost a wonderful human. FULL STORY



Duffy circus has come to town
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Duffy circus has come to town
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Apr. 7, 2015: The Mike Duffy circus has come to town, the only question really to be answered is, is what role will Duffy be? The clown, or the ringmaster? It is destined to be three-ringed absurdity of political mayhem, intrigue and conspiracy. The details will come out in court, and are well known. The alleged bribe. The alleged false expense reports. The alleged coverup. Round and round it will go. The result of the trial, and the fallout from it, will become “Exhibit A” for the cause of reforming the Senate. FULL STORY



The benefit of public utilities
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The benefit of public utilities
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Mar. 31, 2015: The manufactured belief that publicly-owned utilities like Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One, Cornwall Electric or Rideau-St. Lawrence Utilities are for our own good, is a falsehood. Public ownership has morphed over the decades from being for the common good, to another form of high taxation and waste. FULL STORY



One of the Faces of Autism
One of the Faces of Autism
Cynthia Burk
OurHometown.ca

Stoney Point - Mar. 27, 2015: Autism Awareness week kicks off today, March 27th with Light It Blue fast approaching on April 2nd. Autism affects information processing in the brain and how this occurs is not well understood. I love the saying out there that “autism isn’t an operating error … it’s a different operating system.” Autism has been prevalent in the news the last couple of years with some inspirational and some heart wrenching stories. FULL STORY



Clement best chance for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Liberals
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Clement best chance for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Liberals
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Mar. 26, 2015: Cornwall city councillor Bernadette Clement’s announcement to run for the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Liberal nomination should come as no surprise, to the public, or the other two candidates vying for the nomination. What does surprise this scribe is that anyone would continue to contest the nomination against Clement. FULL STORY



First step in the right direction
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First step in the right direction
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Mar. 24, 2015: The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry have finally started in the right direction, by consolidating departments and trying to do more with less. OK the last part is a bit of a stretch, but the County is at least consolidating the Transportation and Planning departments under one umbrella. It’s a good first step. FULL STORY



Do we need to fund tourism?
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Do we need to fund tourism?
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Mar. 19, 2015: Do we, we as in taxpayers, need to fund tourism promotion in Cornwall and SDG? Are we now at the time that groups, like Cornwall and the Counties Tourism need to fund themselves and not rely on tax money to survive? In the case of Cornwall and the Counties Tourism, why should non-tourism-based businesses in Cornwall and SDG have their taxation fund promotion for tourism-based businesses? That does not seem fair FULL STORY



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