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September 2015

CBC poll says, 72% of Canadians are against niqab at citizenship ceremony

Sep 23, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

A new poll from the left leaning CBC, asked Canadians whether immigrants should be allowed to wear the face covering niqab during a citizenship ceremony.

The answer was a resounding, ‘No’!

The CBC Vote Compass poll revealed 72% of Canadians were against it.

Only 19% said they were okay with a covered face during the ceremony.

With a number that high it’s pretty hard to dismiss this as a wedge issue. Unless of course you believe that  72% of the country is Conservative.

As a matter of fact, it doesn’t matter what your political stripe is, as 62% of NDP and 57% of Liberals are also against it.

Added with the Conservative vote that’s still way more than two thirds in the country unhappy with the practice.

Why must the countries reaction have anything to do with race, religion or culture?

Why can’t some accept the simple fact that the vast majority of Canadians are uncomfortable and not trusting of anyone who covers up everything but their eyes in public?

Despite where they are from or their belief.

Is that so hard to understand?

I’m Scott Thompson.


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'Wynne Wednesdays' highlight lack of union professionalism

Sep 22, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The dictators at the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario union have given your kids teacher their latest marching orders.

This will happen in the classroom on their new ‘Wynne Wednesdays’.

All teachers are to:

• Demonstrate union solidarity by wearing ETFO buttons, caps or T-shirts, or a union colour.

It’s bad enough kids and tax paying parents are being held hostage by this teacher union, now the kids are going to be exposed to their sand box shenanigans in class.

What purpose does this serve?

Is there a parent out there who does not know their kid is getting hosed with teacher lite?

Is there a parent out there that does not know every union has signed on, but this union?

Is this designed to intimidate students or force their union’s ideals on them?

Maybe it’s time the parents marched to their local school and told the teachers exactly what they think of their unions ‘wacky’ Wednesdays.

Too bad parents are too busy doing their jobs, and contributing to society, to counter such lunacy. (or perhaps too mature).

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Shame on Memorial University: Accomodating prof ahead of disabled

Sep 21, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Like many, I was very disgusted to hear the story of the Memorial University professor in Newfoundland, who used her religious beliefs to deny a disabled student the right to attend a class.

The hearing impaired student requires the Prof wear a small lapel microphone that transmits the lecture to his ears.

Professor Ranee Panjabi says it’s against her Hindu religion to wear such a device, despite many Hindus saying there is nothing in the region that says so.

What’s more frightening is that this is not the first time the university has put her accommodation ahead of a disabled students.

In a society where we provide parking spaces, washrooms and automatic doors to accommodate the disabled, this is nothing short of primitive dark ages thinking.

In a country where we accommodate a niqab wearing woman at a citizenship ceremony, which I agree with, providing security and ID is vetted, this is a slap in the face.

Enough is enough.

Shame on Memorial University for putting the prof ahead of the disabled.  Same on society for enabling it.

This woman is not only making others of all faith look backwards, she’s prejudice against the disabled.

She should be fired ASAP! 

I’m Scott Thompson.   


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The real debate winner? The Globe & Mail.

Sep 18, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Did you watch the Federal leadership debate from Calgary last night?

It was difficult for the country to view as the national TV networks were left out of the event, just like Elizabeth May.

Perhaps that’s why we were stuck with a crappy moderator who had very little control and constantly let the three talk over each other, understanding none of them.

That is why you don’t let a newspaper guy who has little or no TV experience host an important election debate.

In case you missed it I will recap…Blah, blah, blah blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Blah!

In my opinion, Trudeau was sweaty and continually interrupting, to appear more aggressive.

Mulcair seemed pompous and above everyone, even trying to crack some jokes to look more approachable.

Harper appeared relaxed, sticking to his talking points and content watching the other two try to devour each other.

The real winner last night?

The Globe & Mail, who used every opportunity to shill their newspaper, which is what happens when you let just one media source present such a show.

Let’s hope that never happens again...

I’m Scott Thompson


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Forget 'dislike', Facebook needs an 'F U' button.

Sep 17, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It seems everyone is on social media these days, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, pick your poison.

Some have even developed issues around their use of social media.

 For example, as we watch our friends post about their latest exploit, trip, adventure, or even food they have enjoyed, we often become envious that their life appears to better than ours.  It’s not fair!

Well soon you may be able burst that bragging bubble, pop that balloon, crap on that parade!

Due to popular demand, Facebook is thinking of launching a ‘dislike’ button to counter the ‘like’ button.

I guess because there just isn’t enough negativity on the internet these days.

Facebook has avoided adding a "dislike" button on the theory it would discourage people from sharing posts or that it would generate misunderstandings or animosity among friends.

You never see that on social media.

Perhaps Facebook should just cut to the chase and add an  ‘F U’ button, then everyone would be happy.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Niqab is your choice, like believing in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

Sep 16, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

 A Federal Court of Appeal panel has dismissed a government appeal over a ban on face coverings at citizenship ceremonies.

Remember Stephan Harper was adamant that women remove their face covering niqab before participating in the citizenship ceremony.

This was NOT an issue of identification or security as the woman removed the face covering for an official behind closed doors to confirm her identity.

The ceremony is really just window dressing.

Harper feels if you want to be a part of Canadian life you should respect our values as well, and this sets women back from the progress made on equal rights over the last several decades.

I tend to agree with him. 

I can’t see how women covering their face while the men walk around in sneakers and jeans as anything but oppressive, certainly not equal...

However I am not them and if that’s what they choose, so be it; even if it includes a citizenship ceremony, as long as security and ID concerns have been addressed.

Simply said, if their ID has been confirmed, why not, it’s their belief and their choice.

Just like it’s everybody’s choice to believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Fighting terror is the issue, not accomodating refugees

Sep 15, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

For the last several weeks we have been watching horrific images of thousands of refugees fleeing their worn torn home of Syria.

Families with nothing more than their kids and what possessions they can carry on their backs running for their lives, hoping someone will help them.

Here in the west we’ve spent the last week puffing out our chests volunteering monies and services to help.

Ontario has said they will accept 10,000 refugees.  Pressure is on Stephan Harper to do more as this becomes a Canadian election issue.

How noble of us all.

However we all are so lost in feeling warm and fuzzy we have failed to recognize the real problem.

Germany has already taken in over 450,000 this year and on the weekend announced they are overwhelmed and can’t do much more.

Why? Because this is all a band aid solution at best.

The real solution is solving the Syrian crisis and stopping the mass exodus, not accommodating the terror.

For that we have to put on our big boy pants, and fight.

But first the rest of the world has to ask itself, are we here to solve the problem or just make those of us living here, feel better.

Put the cheque book away and let’s get our hands dirty to solve the real problem, terrorism.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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No arenas until the tan fades

Sep 14, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Life is filled with transition. Nothing stays the same.

Our lives, work and play are in constant progression, even if it just means getting older.

Before you know it summer is over and the structure of fall begins, long before the season.

But there is no shock to the system greater than the transformation from summer vacation to minor hockey season.

It was just over a week ago we were basking in 30 degree temperatures and the kids were out of school.

This past weekend it was back to sizing up equipment, tying skates and filling water bottles.

Proving once again Canada is the only country where you will find a youth in shorts driving as Zamboni.

There should be an unwritten rule where you can’t set foot in an arena, at least, until your tan fades.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Uber & taxi, adapt or expire

Sep 11, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Technology has changed the way we do almost everything.

The way we purchase, the way we educate, the way we communicate, there are not too many sides of life that have not been affected by the new world.

Virtually everyone is plugged in to some sort of device or smart phone.

So why are we having such a hard time with the ride sharing company called Uber?

Why would the taxi industry be exempt from the progress that has consumed most businesses for last few decades?

We are seeing the same thing happen at Canada Post.

Even though there are still many hurdles to cross, make no mistake, this industry is changing and Uber type companies are not going away.

Quite the contrary, they’re the future.

The sooner both Uber and the taxi industry, along with governments and insurance companies come together and create a new model, the better for everyone.

One thing is certain, you can’t stop progress and you either adapt, or you expire.

Time will tell.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Born gay, not a choice.

Sep 10, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

To those who are still emailing me convinced being gay is a choice rather that the way you are born, I say this…

Ask yourself this question, "Did I ever choose one sex over the other?"  My guess is No, you just always liked one and not the other.

No choice, you did what felt right for you. You liked the opposite sex.

Ask a gay person the same question, they will answer the same way you would.  No they didn't choose, only difference, they have always been attracted to the same sex.

Why if you didn't choose to be heterosexual, do you assume homosexuals chose their sexual orientation?

If you did make a conscious choice to date one sex over the other, perhaps you are in fact, gay.

The only choice a person has regarding this discussion is whether or not you are coming out of the closet to be your real self, or stay hidden away from those who refuse to acknowledge the facts.

I'm Scott Thompson.

Once again, you are born gay just like being black or white.

If you still don't get it, my best advice is to have the conversation with a gay person.

After all, are they not the most qualified to answer the question?  If you’re brave enough…


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