OH: All Opinion Stories found on OurHometown.ca http://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/ Here you will find a listing of all Opinion stories found on OurHometown.ca Tim Hudak to leave politics - Statement by Patrick Brownhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0086.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0086.phpOntario PC Leader Patrick Brown issued the following statement today regarding the resignation of MPP Tim Hudak (Niagara West-Glanbrook). First elected in 1995 at age 27, Tim has been a stalwart in the Ontario PC Party and the Niagara Region community. During his time in elected office, Tim has honourably served as a MPP, held numerous ministerial positions including Northern Development Mines, Tourism, Culture and Recreation, and Consumer and Business Services, and held the role of Ontario PC Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:02:18 -0500When Harry’s Met Corkyhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0085.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0085.phpI have a new friend and his name is Harry. Harry’s a sharp guy, some might say razor sharp. And he sure has a handle on things. Yes, I too have joined the Harry’s revolution. For those of you who haven’t heard, Harry’s is currently taking the shaving world by storm, offering a variety of shaving supplies delivered directly to your door for far less than you would pay at the drug store. Sun, 07 Aug 2016 09:43:20 -0500Net neutrality issues for Canadahttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0084.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0084.phpThe concept of net neutrality suggests that all internet service providers should provide content of equal quality and quantity to its users regardless of source. However, as the internet is such a new technology, there have been many concerns over how government departments are able to adequately police this concept. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:26:16 -0600Where did the money go?http://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0083.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0083.phpThe Ontario Liberals’ shenanigans continue to surprise even their biggest skeptics. Government messages are scripted to deliver an image of high moral ground, as leaks and documents reveal quite the opposite. The Hydro One sale is a case in point. The story line is all about securing funds to build needed infrastructure – the same they neglected and procrastinated on for the past 12 years. Reading the Government’s financial documents, however, tells a different story. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:35:49 -0600Peanuts? Sandals needs to go back to math classhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0082.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0082.phpPeanuts. That was the word used last week by Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals on the reimbursement of union expenses for negotiating employment contracts. 2.5 million dollars in reimbursed expenses, for board rooms, hotels, and food. Peanuts; paid for by the government; paid by you, the taxpayer. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:22:20 -0500Federal Election 2015 - Don't vote out of fearhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0081.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0081.php October 19th marks the end of the longest campaign in modern Canadian history. If one lesson can come out of this election, it is that those who want to govern you, want you to be afraid of something. Despite that fear-mongering, you need to vote. Voters need to ignore the fear-mongering and strategic voting. Vote based on facts and information. Ignore the rhetoric and become an informed voter. Focus on the party platforms assuming the elected party will carry them out as published. Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:46:30 -0500Jobs are the real issue in Cornwall and SDGhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0080.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0080.php In Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, no issue is as important during this Federal Election than jobs. Not just jobs, but local jobs in Cornwall and SDG. It is risky for someone running for office to make specific promises about specific companies similar to then Liberal MPP Jim Brownell's promise in 2007 of 500 jobs from Liquiforce coming to the region. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:39:55 -0500Regulations do not fix bad drivershttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0079.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0079.phpThe Labour Day long weekend saw a number of fatal accidents across the province, just as fine increases and new driving regulations come into effect. The problem with all of the new and existing regulations is it does not and will not fix bad drivers on the road. In the last 10 years, a number of regulations have been added to the Highway Traffic Act. Distracted driving, texting and driving, pulling over for emergency vehicles and tow trucks. Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:38:25 -0500Clement not confident she can beat Lauzon?http://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0078.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0078.phpWhich brings to light the possibility of an issue with Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Liberal candidate Bernadette Clement. Clement was elected to a third term on Cornwall City Council in 2014, but threw her hat in the ring for the Federal Liberal nomination a scant few months later. With fixed election date legislation, it was very clear there would be a federal election in 2015. At the August 11th council meeting, Clement stated she would go on a leave of absence as of August 31, but really, it should have been as soon as the writ was dropped. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:42:35 -0500Fishy deal sets bad precedents in South Dundashttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0077.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/OP0077.phpFor every step forward that the current South Dundas council takes, it takes two back. The last minute deal to secure the Renegade Bass Tournament championship is the most recent backwards step by this council. At the August 11th council meeting, a last minute agenda item was added, seeking a cash contribution and the waiving of launch fees for the boat ramp in Morrisburg for the Renegade Bass Fishing Tournament. The South Dundas Chamber of Commerce pushed for the waiving of the launch fees in 2014. It was denied Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:10:02 -0500