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February 2017

LRT starting to look like stadium

Feb 17, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Hamilton’s leaders, voted 9-6, to reverse the L-R-T subcommittee’s decision to add an L-R-T stop at Bay Street.

My first thought was, here we go with the stadium all over again.

One step forward, two steps back.

Why wouldn’t you want a stop in the centre of downtown where City Hall, The new Mac building, and First Ontario Centre, all unite?

With lots of potential for more, it’s a no brainer.

But here is another example of our stuck in the mud city council who after losing their particular vote continue to derail the project instead of moving on and making the project a success.

It is exactly this type of politics that have kept this city in the dark ages for the last few decades.

Yes budget creep is a major concern that deserves a hawk eye.

But it would seem the future development would far outweigh the cost.

After all, it is major city hub.

Which makes one ask, why wasn’t it included in the first place?

I’m Scott Thompson.


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West Jet vs. Air Canada

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It’s amazing how ones failure becomes another’s success story.

We saw this recently with a late night Air Canada flight to St. John’s that was redirected to Fredericton due to bad weather.

After landing the passengers were told there was no food available as all food services were closed.

A passenger Tweeted the dilemma and before you know it an employee showed up with pizza for all.

The only problem, it wasn’t an Air Canada employee but a pilot from competing West Jet.

The next Tweet read   "Awkward but funny moment: @WestJet guy walks in and says 'hey guys I'm from WestJet and we do things differently, want some pizza?"'

The pilot paid the tab.

Air Canada apologized for not stepping up and thanked the West Jet pilot who did.

Nothing is perfect but clearly there is a different culture at each airline.

We all could learn a lot from this real life social experience.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Prime Minister 'Joe' Trudeau???

Feb 15, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I have heard of Pierre Trudeau. I have heard of Justine Trudeau, Sophie and Margaret.

But I have never heard of ‘Joe Trudeau’.

Perhaps he is the black sheep of the Trudeau family we never hear about. Every family has one.

In discussing PM Justin Trudeau’s visit with Donald Trump yesterday, the presidential press secretary Sean Spicer referred to our PM as ‘Joe’.

One can easily see in a high pressure gig like press secretary you could easily mis-speak.

But to just gloss over it and not correct yourself makes one question if he really knows the PM’s name.

An explanation could be Spicer was consumed with Trump’s latest problem; his national security advisor who had to resign because he was too cozy with the Russians.

Or maybe he was thinking of the other ‘Joe’ we had as PM, Joe Clark?

Everyone makes that mistake!

I’m Scott Thompson.


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