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March 2017

Wynne: To lead or not to lead?

Mar 8, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

To lead or not to lead…

That is the burning question facing Ontario Liberals regarding their leader, Kathleen Wynne, ahead of the next election.

The Toronto Star reports there are rumblings in Liberaland, that if her latest electricity refinancing scheme doesn’t fly with voters (and it isn’t), some don’t want to go down with her.

But would installing a new leader fool Ontarians?

It did last time, and you can bet there are some who feel that is what is needed now.

So what are the options?

Wynne can change the Liberals that surround her for a new batch, or the Liberals look at the batch for a new leader.

Either way you slice it, it’s still the same old rusty car with a new coat of red paint.

After doing that the last time, I’m thinking voters are ready to trade up.

I’m Scott Thompson.

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2017/03/03/seven-people-who-might-replace-premier-kathleen-wynne.html

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Wynne robbing Peter to pay Paul, again.

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Ontario electricity rates to drop by 25%?

Pinch me! Am I dreaming?

Has Christmas come to Ontario in March?

Has hell frozen over on our warming planet?

Oh no, it’s just another Liberal shell game with lead magician Kathleen Wynne and her bag of hocus pocus.

It seems Wynne’s solution to her energy ‘mistake’ is to refinance her act rather than actually fix it.

Just stretch out the payments even longer in order to lower them.

Isn’t that what she said got us to where we are, when past governments punted the problem down the field making future generations pay, instead of fixing the system?

The sad part is, even after her bribing us with our own money, the rates are still going to regularly rise to pay for it all. What then?

The nightmare continues…

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Has Donald Trump grown up?

Mar 1, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Has Donald trump grown up?

Has he made the transition from reality TV host to president?

Last night he made his first formal address to congress.

Most wondered if he could get through the night without bashing Hillary or debating the size of his win or inauguration crowd.

Whether you agree with his politics or not this was the most presidential Donald Trump has looked since announcing his candidacy. 

Mind you, that isn’t saying much!

The middle class, prosperity, fair trade, security, healthcare, education and jobs for the young, had even some democrats applauding.

Although the path to get there vastly different.

But as I have said many times before, the Donald is his own worst enemy and the cause of his own problems.

The real question is, is this the new Donald, or will he be back with the ‘insult of the day’ on Twitter by sunset.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wynne to refinance electricity ‘mistake’ instead of fixing problem.

http://www.900chml.com/2017/03/01/report-wynne-to-cut-hydro-rates-by-25/

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February 2017


See you at Soupfest

Feb 28, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

One of the first charities I got involved with when returning to CHML over ten years ago was Living Rock Ministries.

What impressed me about this group was how they interact with the young people they help.

They invite youth to, not only take advantage of the services they offer, but be part of the community that provides them.

Not only earn their keep, but help others, while themselves learning.

You can see the commitment, engagement, and ownership during their annual Soupfest event on today at the Convention Centre.

Over and above great Hamilton restaurants competing for best soup, which you decide with your taste buds and vote, this is the youths’ event.

They help organize and manage the event from start to finish (food to entertainment) to raise funds to keep their programs running.

Not only are you getting a chance to experience a wack of great Hammer restaurants under one roof you are helping a unique group of ambitious kids find their way.

Say hi to one of the many in bright shirts roaming the Convention Centre today, you’ll be inspired.

See you at Soupfest…

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Electricty 'mistake' & lack of trust, killing Wynne Liberals

Feb 27, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

A new Forum Research poll says if an Ontario election were held today the PCs would get 44% of the vote, the NDP 25%, and the Liberals would be relegated to third party status at 24%, planting the PC’s firmly in majority territory.

But the PC’s have been there before and blew it all in the waning moments of the last election.

However that was before the full effects of Wynnes electricity act ‘mistake’ were felt crippling Ontarians.

The majority say the high cost of electricity and lack of trust in Premier Wynne are the biggest factors for the result.

With numbers like this you wonder why the Liberals are still driving the province (and themselves) into the ground with their failed and inefficient electricity plan.

Why they feel they can win you over by giving you your own money back in the form of a rebate instead of scraping the Act they have admitted as being a mistake, is beyond me.

Maybe because, like in the last election, they think you are dumb enough to vote for them again anyway.

And they’re probably right.

I’m Scott Thompson.

http://poll.forumresearch.com/post/2666/progressive-conservatives-tracking-toward-super-majority

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Oscars: And the winner is…are you sure?

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Another example of society performing poorly

Feb 24, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Another example of society performing poorly has gone viral.

This time it is a Toronto subway car.

The opponents, a young entitled man, the other an older busy body woman.

The young man is sitting with his feet on the seat next to him. Subway rules are seats are for bums.

Enter into the car, which had plenty of empty seats, older woman who notices his feet on the seat decides to sit right on his dogs instead of one of the many other open seats.

A good old fashioned red neck argument ensues, the kind you only see on bad cable TV.

In the end, he pushes her of his feet, she hits the emergency alarm the train is stopped at the next station and everyone on board is inconvenienced.

Radio, along with other social media, are filled with debate on what side you should be on…

Newsflash, they are both examples of extremely bad behaviour that could have quickly accelerated with life changing consequences.

The bigger question is, what have the rest of us learned from it?

I’m Scott Thompson.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3264703/watch-woman-sits-on-ttc-passengers-feet-as-part-of-etiquette-lesson/

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World immigration challenges arrive in Canada

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

When an immigration lawyer says there is a growing border problem in this country that needs addressing, we should listen.

Guidy Mamann, whose firm has been responsible for bringing thousands to Canada legally over the years, says Canadians should be aware of a trend that could be unmanageable as early as this summer.

With PM Trudeau waving the Canadian flag and inviting all fleeing the U.S. to come here it plays right into Donald Trump’s master plan.

Not his problem now.

What needs to be understood here is this is not the same as inviting and vetting 25,000 refugees to become Canadian citizens.

This is about people who are crossing open fields into another country, have not been properly screened, and if arrived at a Canadian crossing would be turned back.

My mother arrived here when she was 14 with the clothes on her back and what they could carry.  

I get it.

But’s it’s time to stop bragging about how humanitarian we are and prepare a plan for the real world.

If you thought it was a challenge accommodating 25,000 refugees arriving legally, imagine what it will be like when they simply have to cross the largest unprotected border avoiding the law.

I have no idea what the solution is, but we cannot hide our head in the sand, and pretend it’s just another Justin selfie party.

Nor should our leaders.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Are people as nice as they used to be? Why not?

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Do Hammertonians wanna' talk new arena?

Feb 22, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Regina beat out Hamilton in a bid to host the Memorial Cup next year on the 100th anniversary of the Canadian junior hockey championship.

Hamilton Bulldog owner Michael Andlauer said on CHML there were many factors in the decision but the main reason seems to be the aging First Ontario Centre.

Which also means we won’t be getting any time soon, either.

Regina, as a city, has much less to offer but they do have a state of the art facility (that despite being much smaller) outshines the old Copp’s Coliseum.

At the end of the day, after a botched stadium fiasco and hopefully more successful LRT, I’m not sure Hamiltonians have the appetite to discuss a new arena.

OR you could say, since we’re maxing out the credit card why not a complete downtown reno, arena and LRT?

Should make for some feisty discussions around the old barn we call city hall.

At least this may guarantee an LRT stop at Bay, although with our council, there is no such thing.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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How concerned are you with refugees entering Canada illegally to flee Trump?

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Trump is his own worst enemy...

Feb 21, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Here is another example of President Donald Trump creating his own problems, due to his off the cuff irresponsible remarks, and then blaming it on everyone else.

On Saturday when Trump was speaking in Florida about terrorism in Europe he said, “Look what’s happening last night in Sweden”

A former Swedish minister tweeted” Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.”

Trump later clarified he was referring to a Fox News segment reporting crime has risen in Sweden with increased immigration. But no attack the night before.

Trump supporters are saying he never said there was a terror attack in Sweden.

That’s the problem, he spouts off with open ended comments and never clarifies anything, then cries ‘fake news’ like a big baby leaving his aides to try to decode what he said.

He seems to enjoy keeping Americans in suspense about the issue of the day rather than lead with clarification.

Maybe that’s why his current travel ban never got through the courts. It’s tougher to B.S. a judge than voters.  

Donald Trump may have his own good intention, but it’s lost in his egotistical game that keeps the world guessing.

When confusion is your only strength, you have to wonder if he even has a realistic plan.

I’m Scott Thompson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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