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May 2016

Wynne's Climate Change Action Plan = NDP Leap Manifesto

May 18, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The Wynne Liberals new ‘Climate Change Action Plan’ is their version of the NDP’s ‘Leap Manifesto’.

You  may remember during the last NDP federal convention where they turfed out leader Thomas Mulcair in favour of a return to their roots.

That included praising the Leap Manifesto which wants to restructure the Canadian economy and end the use of fossil fuels ASAP.

Quickly NDPers defensively clarified it was a discussion, not policy, as their party’s success depends on moving towards the centre, (not farther to the left).

The provincial Wynne Liberals are following the federal lead in driving the fringe NDP even farther to the left.

With Wynnes new Climate Change Action Plan the Liberals are sounding more NDP than the NDP!

The headline in the Toronto Star from the leaked report says, “Curbing climate change in Ontario will cost you $13 a month.”

Really? How can that be when they want all new homes by 2030 to have electric heat?

Who could possibly afford that considering the price of electricity now? And it’s only going up.

This after they have spent the last 30 years converting us to clean natural gas.

Honestly, Wynne’s heart is in the right place, but she has lost her way.

This is about striking a balance and achieving the goal over time.

Not becoming dependant on one energy, electricity, which the government uses to generate its revenue in their never ending shell game of fiscal irresponsibility.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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How do you trust a Wynne energy plan when the A.G. says they over paid by $37 billion.

May 17, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The Globe and Mail has made public a confidential plan from the Wynne Liberals to spend $7 billion in the next 4 years that will change “every aspect of life” in Ontario.

The Climate Change Action Plan lists a multitude of sweeping changes designed to reduce our footprint all financed through cap and trade taxes.

One of those, the Wynne government is proposing all homes be heated by electricity or geothermal systems by 2030.

In case you didn’t hear me I will repeat.

The Wynne government wants all homes to be heated by electricity by 2030.

Have you checked your electricity bill lately?

Most can’t afford a toaster oven, let alone electric water heater, oven, and heating your entire home with electricity.

I thought electricity prices were supposed to continue to rise over the next 20 years, not come down.

How will we ever be able to survive in a one energy province based solely on renewable electricity only the rich can afford?

And, very few even drive electric cars yet…

Isn’t that narrow minded? Isn’t it about a balance?

Even Daltons McGuintys cancelled electricity plants designed to absorb the demand when the wind doesn’t blow a turbine, ran on natural gas.

Now we’re putting all of our eggs into one electricity basket?

Who does that with anything?

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Raptors win!

May 16, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It’s nice to see Southern Ontario fans now have more than one option to cheer for in the world of big, corporate, professional sport.

The Raptors are turning Hockeyville into Jurassic Park advancing to the next round of the NBA finals by beating the Miami Heat yesterday.

For the last 40 years my father, and others like him, have thrown their slipper at the TV on any given Saturday night watching the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Now, getting the first round draft pick gets lost in the sauce of winners we now have with the Jays and Raptors.

The Blue Jays are playing to 40,000 fans a home game on the success of last year, that hasn’t happened this early in the season for a long time.

Look around, they are selling plenty of Jays and Raptors gear.

Sports fans love a winner and will jump on any band wagon for the ride.

A hockey fan recently said to me of basketball.

Just watch the last 2 minutes, which take 20 minutes to play, and you’ve seen the whole game.

It’s like watching tennis back and forth, then all hell breaks loose at the end.

Which is kind of like saying hockey fans only watch for the fights or race fans for the car crashes.

In the end it’s all about competing, and everyone wants to be on a winning team, no matter what the sport.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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My girl is Tinkerbell!

May 13, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I went to go and see my daughter in her school play last night.

The grade 6, 7, and 8’s presented a politically correct version of Peter Pan.

Go back and watch the cartoon to follow that story.

That’s another commentary about another time.

There were 138 kids involved in everything from crew, staging, costumes and future thespians.

Alicia is in grade 8 and was ‘Tinkerbell’ and if you know my daughter you might say that was type casting.

Opinionated and always buzzing around your head. My wife says, like her Dad.

At her age I couldn’t remember to do up my pants, let alone remember a line.

I never had any lines because I was too scared to try out for anything.

I certainly didn’t have the confidence or nerve to stand alone and sing, especially in that costume.

If I sound like a beaming Dad, I am, and very lucky too.

The one good thing about getting older, is watching your kids grow.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Have you completed your 2016 census?

May 12, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Have you completed your 2016 census yet? You know, ‘it’s the law’?

I realized that, after the deadline passed a couple of days ago.

There is both a short form and now the much anticipated return of the form census.

I have heard more about the census after its deadline date than I ever did before.

Maybe that’s why I’m just doing it now.

I’m not one of those jumping up and down because the long form census is back.

Yes I totally see the advantages of it, but I have a life and its busy, other things excite me, like most of you.

My thought is, I’ll complete my census than do this commentary on the experience.

It’s a duty I can report on and maybe encourage you to do the same. Like voting.

After opening the beige envelope and logging on, I soon realized I was one of the lucky 25% who gets the long version!

So much for my life, and this commentary.

I’m sorry you had to live this gripping experience with me.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Jian Ghomeshi case: Don't lower the bar of justice, raise the bar of witness

May 11, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Jian Ghomeshi’s second trial will never see the light of day.

Instead he will sign a peace bond with conditions resulting in the remaining charges being dropped.

This usually happens when there isn’t sufficient evidence to proceed or new information has come forward making a conviction impossible.

Clearly the lack of success the first time around made the second effort futile.

After the first cases were thrown out many screamed the justice system does not favour the victim, in this case, of sexual assault.

Here is the problem with that view.

The justice system should not favour anyone, but distribute justice equally no matter the crime.

The lack of conviction in this case had little to do with the type of crime and more to do with witnesses that did not tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth to police, lawyers or the prosecution.

It does not matter if the crime is rape, murder or robbery, if a witness is not credible, there will not be a conviction.

Perhaps we should do more to prepare victims for success at trial (like telling the truth), rather than lowing the bar on a conviction for a specific individual crime.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Live life to the fullest

May 10, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I just found out an old friend has cancer.

I can’t stop thinking about it.

I can’t stop thinking about how he is feeling, how he is coping.

What his family and his children must be going through.

How his life has been greatly altered with the news.

Then the memories started flooding back, the times we spent together.

The way our paths have interwoven throughout our lives.

Not having regular contact but always knowing where the other is and what they’re up to.

We all preach cherish the moment, live life to its fullest, but why does it take a situation like this make us realize it?

What I now must do is something we all never do enough of when life is good…

Reach out and be there,,,,

I’m Scott Thompson.


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"Peeing all over the map"

May 9, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

There seems to be a double standard in the Wynne Liberal government when it comes to offensive behaviour at the Legislative Assembly.

A couple a weeks ago she demanded the head of a PC MPP who made in appropriate comments, but she sees nothing wrong with her minister saying “peeing all over the map”.

That is what Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said, in the legislature, about provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath when referring to her stand on energy his policy.

Of course, this is unacceptable behaviour, but to me there are 2 bigger issues.

#1 The energy minister still insists he didn’t say “peeing all over the map” to Horwath, despite there being clear audio and video evidence that is what he said.

#2 the official transcript of the sitting has the word removed and replaced with something different than the audio or video recordings reveal.

Clearly we have a minister, who at the very least fails to understand, evidence shows he is changing his tune and refuses to admit it even when caught.

We also have an official transcript, which clearly isn’t, as it can be altered depending on the party in power and be used later to defend.

Whatever your stand is, it certainly isn’t being truthful and raises questions about what else the energy minister may be lying about.

Especially with the Liberals highly contentious electricity file.

Time to change this light bulb!

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Can we finally put home mail delivery to bed?

May 6, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

You may remember during the last federal election, the NDP promised to halt the progress started in the 1980’s, of moving people off of home mail delivery for super mail boxes.

Like the milkman, people simply do not use the mail as often as they used to.

The NDP said, if elected, they would reverse the decision saving the 1/3rd of Canadians losing their home mail delivery.

When I asked if they would bring it back for the majority 2/3rds who have done without it for 30 years our MP said, no.

Does that seem fair?

Should the majority prop up a declining service that a few get because of their address, despite the business case?

The Justin Trudeau Liberals doubled down and said; Yeah, use too!

Now the line forms to the right under the banner, ‘promises JT has made’.

So when pressed to honour this promise JT promised, another study.

More government money to confirm what everyone already knows.

You can’t stop progress…

…And a government who thinks the deficit isn’t quite large enough.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Just imagine, fire all around you?

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Just imagine what it must be like to see a wall of flames approaching your home?

To feel claustrophobic from the smoke and heat that is surrounding you?

Not having to be told to evacuate because you can smell the danger all around you.

Like you’re in a race against nature’s monster to save you’re most prize possessions including your life, while you are fleeing for it?

Not knowing where you’re next meal will come from, where you will sleep, your next tank of gasoline, who you can call on?

Wondering where your family is because your cell phone is dead, jammed, or concerned a tower is knocked out.

Knowing you must, at that moment, be anywhere but here.

That has been the life for people of Fort McMurray as a major forest fire races through them.

A moment to realize what is precious.

A moment to realize the need to help…

You can do so by contributing to the Canadian Red Cross.

There is a link on our website.

Hugs all around tonight!

I’m Scott Thompson.


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We go live to Fort McMurray as evacuation expands. 905-645-3221


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