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February 2015

I support the Liberals sex ed curriculum.

Feb 26, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

To those like Larry Di Ianni who think I am a staunch right winger, despite having voted for all 3 major political parties, I want you to mark this week on your calendar.

I want everyone in radio land to acknowledge I have supported Kathleen Wynne and her Liberals this week.

I fully support their attempt to update our archaic sex ed curriculum.

The sex may be the same but he internet has changed everything.

In the fear of repeating myself, since when is education a bad thing?

I am disappointed over the reaction of some P.C.s like Monte McNaughton, and the scare tactics those like him are using, when trying to prove a point.

Those who are fiscally conservative saw the upcoming leadership race as a new beginning for the party.

It’s sad a backwards view on life issues may end up pushing the party further into obscurity than it already is.

For those looking for an alternative, this is bad news, leaving us all with one less option.

So much for rejuvenation.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

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It's really none of our business what Elijah's family does with their money

Feb 25, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

We all felt a collective pain in the pit of our stomach when we found out little 3 year old Elijah Marsh had died.

He wondered out his grandmother’s front door into the frozen night wearing his shirt, diaper and boots only to succumb to the elements of a cold winter night.

The story resonated with most who know a child and realizes it could happen to anyone.

That is what motivated Justin Kozuch (kozic) a father of two, to launch a fundraising page to raise money for the child’s funeral.

He was hoping to gather about $20, 000. When it closed a few days later, it had generated $172,000.

Soon opinions started rolling in as what should be done with the extra cash.

Should it go to a charity, a scholarship fund, or should it just go to the family.

Here’s my opinion, it’s none of our business what the family does with their money.

People continued to donate even after the 20 grand mark, when they could have easily sent their money elsewhere.  They didn’t.

The money belongs to the family that is dealing with the loss of a child.

Surely they don’t need this kind of scrutiny while doing so.

And whether you donated or not, it’s really none of your business.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Base teaching on fact, not religion

Feb 24, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I applaud the Liberals for updating Ontario’s sex ed curriculum.

The birds and the bees may be the same but the internet has changed everything, including sex.

We can’t be relying on our grandparent’s playbook anymore.

Most of the protest comes from religious groups who, like our guest yesterday from the Campaign Life Coalition, don’t want anything to do with sex for meaningful pleasure (let alone masturbation).

That’s their right and I respect it.

But this is where we should draw the line between church and state.

Religion should not be used to influence education, for this simple reason.

Everyone interprets religion differently. 

Some follow loosely, others to a tee.

We are currently seeing this in the Muslim world where the vast great majority are peace loving people.

But a very small percentage follow the same teachings and interpret differently, choosing to be violent radical fundamentalists.

Science is based in fact.  That should be the bases for all education.  

Not the interpretation of one’s religion.  That is what our place of worship is for.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Does that belong to you?

Feb 23, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

This weekend, someone on our street had these amazing toboggan ramps that were obviously store bought.

“Very cool.  Who owns those?”  I asked.

One of the neighbourhood girls told me they were at the local school yard hill, then everyone left.

“No one claimed them,” she said, “So I did” and took them.

After a pause, mostly from astonishment, I replied, “Those belong to someone who forgot them on the hill or left them for others to use?

Don’t you think your should take them back?”

After all they could be someone’s Christmas present and were left for others to share, and their reward being theft.

After changing hands overnight, the ramps eventually made it back to the neighbourhood hill, I’m sure to the delight of the kid who lost them.

Moral of the story, if we don’t teach them, how will they know?

Let’s not forget to.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Ontario introduces new sex ed curriculum today. Will it be sent back too?   905-645-3221








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The power of convenience has corrupted our morals!

Feb 20, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

This week a revenge porn site was convicted for displaying past lovers naked pictures as pay back.

Have you ever taken a nude photo of yourself or had anyone take it for you?

Are you concerned that the pics may come back to haunt you?

There was a time when you had to put film in a camera, you had one chance to get the picture and then took it away to be developed into a print.

They were stored in a bulky album.

At that time no one ever thought of taking nude pics of themselves and mailing them to someone in fear of being called out by the company that developed them.

So why now do we feel the need to take incriminating pictures of ourselves and share them with someone, and perhaps the world?

At least in the old days only the guy who printed them saw them and maybe a few of his friends.  Today it’s world-wide.

The quick answer is, it’s easy. Point, shoot and view.

It’s amazing how the power of convenience, has corrupted our morals.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Should schools strip search students? No!

Feb 19, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Should schools be allowed to strip search students?

The answer is, no.

And a Quebec school board is quickly finding out why.

The story centres around a 15 year old girl who was strip searched because of an alleged drug deal.

There were no drugs found.

Why the school thought it was better to do this themselves rather than call police is beyond reason.

The humiliation of the girl and the violation of her civil rights aside; the board will soon have a lawsuit on its hands, if it doesn’t already.

For this reason alone I don’t know of an official who would even consider such a search.

It’s beyond their responsibility.

Our education minister reiterated, it’s not allowed here and if needed, the police all called.

End of discussion.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Shouldn’t Hamilton have security cameras on transit buses?  905-645-32221


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Liberals need a plan for all occasions

Feb 18, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The Liberals seem to be unable of coming up with a well thought out plan that will move us forward without breaking the bank.

Everywhere you look you can see evidence of lack of due diligence and basic accountability.

We saw it with gas plants, soaring electricity prices, Ornge helicopters and we’re seeing it again with the LCBO and Beer Store.

Remember last year Kathleen Wynne said the Liberals were going to loosen up Ontario’s archaic liquor laws and allow the sale in selected grocery stores.

Once the dust settled we realized it was just an LCBO kiosk inside a grocery store and not really expansion of the industry.

This week they announced they were putting that program on hold because now they have finally realized they should be shaking down the other monopoly in the house the Beer Store.

There have been no shortage of announcements from the Liberals on the file but what is needed is a well thought out plan. Not duct tape and binder twine.

The customer is looking for competition and choice.

Instead of stimulating a budding craft brewing industry, government is talking about buying 6 packs vs 12s.

In the end, don’t expect to see much change other than a bigger cheque from the Beer Store to government.

Which is all the Liberals are really looking for out if this exercise.

I’m Scott Thompson


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Should schools be allowed to strip search students?  905-645-3221

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May long w/e only 90 days away

Feb 17, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I don’t know about your street but mine looked pretty deserted on Family Day.

No doubt the extreme cold weather alert had something to do with that.

How many times over the long weekend did the conversation turn to the weather?

I’m guessing more than the holiday itself.

Most I talked to said they were going to spend it inside huddled under a blanket watching a movie.  Why not?

Some did brave the cold to take in the many festivities happening or even a free skate around your local arena.

But when forecasters are telling you exposed skin will freeze in 5 minutes even hot chocolate can’t do much beyond that time.

There is one bit of good news to ponder as we enjoy this typical Canadian winter.

The May long weekend is only 90 days from today.

Feel better?

I’m Scott Thompson.


Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

LCBO in grocers on hold. Do the Liberals ever have a plan?  905-645-3221










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McMaster 3MT Competition

Feb 13, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Yesterday I had the honour of hosting McMaster University’s Three Minute Thesis Competition.
The Three Minute Thesis competition, or 3MT, is a university-wide competition for research-based Masters and doctoral students.
Basically there are 14 very bright people who have spent thousands of hours researching their idea.
They now have three minutes to explain to the average Joe what it is they are doing and why it is important to us.
The students can only use one static slide of a Power Point presentation and their own abilities to convey their thoughts.
No props, no gimmicks, just interaction.
If they stray beyond the 3 minute mark, they are disqualified.
The objective is to give these incredibly intelligent people the skills to sell their ideas to others who can make them reality.
Research included tech, medical, fitness, environmental fields, among other sciences.   
After listening to these young minds I feel fortunate I can tie a shoe.
To say the least, we’re in good hands.
I’m Scott Thompson.


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Forget the players, trade the fans....

Feb 12, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I remember being a little boy and sitting with my Dad to watch Hockey Night in Canada on a Saturday night.

Inevitably the night would end up with my Dad throwing his slipper at the TV in disgust over the Leafs play. Not much has changed over the decades.

Forget trading players, firing coaches, or even replacing front office staff.

The problem is not on the ice, it’s in the stands.

The problem is not the team, it’s the fans.

Compare a Team Canada game at the ACC to a Leaf game, it’s night and day.

You want to see the Leafs win?

For one Saturday night wipe the fan slate clean.

Allow no season’s ticket holders to attend, just walk up fans who never get to go.

Scrap traditional corporate boxes and fill them with community groups or companies that never get in.

I guarantee the dump will go from sleepy country club to a hockey hungry frat party overnight.

Who wants to play before a hoity toity group that would rather spend their time under the stands then in them?

Forget the players, it’s time to trade the fans!

I’m Scott Thompson.




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