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August 2014

Gourmet foodbanks???

Aug 22, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

There seems to be a refocus needed on what the role of food banks are in Ottawa.

The Parkdale food bank in that city has said, thanks but no thanks, to everything from Kraft dinner to margarine and hot dogs.

Obviously they don’t need the food?

They say everybody deserves good quality food, even those who can't afford to buy it.

They also give classes to teach clients how to cook.

That sounds nice, and all, but local food banks here leave that choice to the user.

And to be blunt, most food banks can’t afford to be picky.

So when a load of gum came in it was accepted and distributed across various outlets across Hamilton as a treat.

After all, doesn’t everybody deserve a treat once in a while too?

Are we not told what to buy for the food bank?

They buy the food with the money you donate.

Issues such as storage, refrigeration, and facilities needed to prepare such a meal are also limited.

I’m sure their hearts are in the right place, but it’s simply not the reality in most food banks.

It seems the energy could be better spent in the ongoing struggle to get people off of food banks, rather than making the experience long term.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Another study saying more competition is needed in alcohol sales

Aug 21, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

You can tell its summer time because we’re talking the Beer Store and LCBO.

Mind you, lately, this seems to be a discussion we’re having 12 months of year.

Yet another study has come out saying the provincial government would make more money, and we would be paying less, if competition was added to the way we sell alcohol in this province.

The Liberals have their own study from 2005 that says the same.

This is not about selling or eliminating these institutions, it’s about having those and adding more competition.

The stake holders in the monopoly say its better this way.

The others, including the majority of Ontarians, say give it a try.

After all if the way it, is better, the rest will die on the vine.

That’s competition.

The reality is in the numbers.

Across the river in Gatineau you can buy cases of tins of Molson Canadian for a buck a beer.

Meanwhile in Ottawa you’re paying over $40 for 24 cans.

If the Beer Store and LCBO are best, they will survive.  The province will make its money either way.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Calling all city councilors to ice bucket challenge!

Aug 20, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I have been sucked into the ‘Ice bucket challenge’ by my radio peers Darrin and Colleen at Fresh 95.3FM.

I have said before, just donate, and forget the 15 seconds of fame on Facebook.

That being said once you are inhaled by the social media vortex it’s hard to get away, and still have your pants on.

So for my ‘ice bucket challenge’ I want every single Hamilton councilor to come down to CHML at 2:30pm on Friday so the people of Hamilton can drop the water (from the roof of CHML).

Calls are going out now.  Call your councilor to participate and come on down Friday.

That includes a personal invite from me, Scott Thompson, to all 15 elected councilors.

That’s Brian McHattie, Jason Farr, Chad Collins, Tom Jackson, Scott Duvall, Terry Whitehead, Brad Clark, Maria Pearson, Brenda Johnson, Lloyd Ferguson, Russ Powers, Robert Pasuta, Judi Partridge, even that other one. 

And Bob Morrow can come if he wants but gets a personal exemption for past performance.

All are invited to participate in the “Ice bucket challenge” with me live on air Friday at 2:30pm on CHML.

The nomination is out!  The challenge is out!

Call your councilors now! Mayoral candidates are welcome! Bring your own bucket.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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