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June 2017

We ALL must be united against extremism

Jun 5, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It is time we rid the world of those who are hell bent on killing us, and the civilized world we represent.

This is NOT about religion, it is NOT about ethnicity.

ISIS is a destructive cult that beliefs we and this world must be destroyed so they can move on to their demented view of a heaven full of virgins.

Let’s be clear, there is no room on this earth for these radicals or even those who sympathize with them.

What place does any such being have on this planet? None.

After Britain sustained its 3rd terrorist attack in as many months over the weekend, Prime Minister Theresa May said, there is “too much tolerance of extremism in our country.”

Finally, it has been said.

Again, this is not about religion or ethnicity, this about a radical terrorist organization trying destroy ALL who don’t believe as they do.

Educated civilization stopped the Nazi’s during the Second World War, we can stop this rag tag group of primitive slugs today.

But we all must be united in doing so.

That includes every race, religion, and region of the world.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3501233/canadian-uk-impacted-london-bridge-terrorist-attack/

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Forget kids screen time, what about adults?

Jun 2, 2017 10:45 AM
Scott Thompson

The never ending discussion of screen time and kids continues with the release of a new study from the Canadian Pediatric Society.

The study aimed at physicians is designed to help them advise parents with kids 0-5 years of age on the issue.

The study says:

Kids between 2-5 years of age should be limited to less than one hour of screen time a day.

Kids under 2 years of age shouldn’t be getting any screen time at all….

No kids should be viewing at least one hour before bedtime.

One other interesting point the study raised;

Awareness of the parents’ screen habits around their kids.

In other words, are you aware of how a parents’ screen habits can affect the kids?

Hey! Are you listening to me?

Were you on your phone just then?

I’m over here!

 

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Murderer Karla Homolka living the life

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Tim Danson, lawyer for the families of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, reminds us that while they continue to mourn the loss of their teenage daughters 25 years ago one of their killers roams Montreal enjoying her freedom and family.

A family that these precious girls never got to have when their lives were taken in a brutal sex murder by what Danson calls “psychopaths”

Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka were pretty people who lured girls into their twisted web for their demented pleasure.

One of their victims, Homolka’s own sister, was killed by the pair.

However police could not find the video evidence hidden in their home, evidence Homolka knew could help her cut a sweet deal in the much publicized case.

As a result she has served her 12 year sentence and now lives with her new hubby and 3 kids, one province over, as if nothing ever happened.

Some will say, she has served her sentence, let her be.

Perhaps.

But I would question any school board or parent that would let her volunteer at their school, which is why she is back in the news.

Yes you could debate everyone deserves a second chance, but you’d be hard pressed to find any support around here, just ask lawyer Tim Danson.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3491735/karla-homolka-school-montreal/

https://omny.fm/shows/scott-thompson-show/the-ontario-government-is-in-more-hot-water-karla

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May 2017


We need good jobs Ms. Wynne, not higher wages at the 'driv thru'

May 31, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The argument for raising minimum wage can get a little confusing.

I always thought minimum wage jobs were starter jobs or positions for those just beginning their experience like students, or for those who want a little extra cash, like seniors.

Proponents of the increase say that is not the case anymore.

These jobs that were once starter positions are now all that is left for a work force who has no choice but to settle for them.

People who can’t find good paying jobs are taking minimum wage positions to provide a living.

Some want the minimum wage raised so people can support themselves and perhaps a family on it.

How is that possible?

The bigger question is, rather than raising the minimum wage for those who are trying to live off it, why is the Wynne government not creating good jobs with more opportunity to advance society?

They have been in power for over 14 years. Where are the jobs?

Where are all the great jobs the Green Energy Act was supposed to provide and we are subsidizing with our electricity bills??

Wouldn’t it be better to work on creating good paying jobs people can advance in, instead of propping up society on a false minimum wage?

We need good jobs Ms. Wynne, not higher wages at the drive through.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3488127/ontario-increase-minimum-wage-15-hour/

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It's Christmas every day in Wynnes Ontario

May 30, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Wow, it’s like Christmas is coming every week for Ontarians, as Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals sell the farm to distract you from 14 years of fiscal mismanagement ahead of the next election.

It was just a few days ago they announced they were going to build you a high speed rail line along the Windsor/Toronto corridor, now it’s raising the minimum wage.

No doubt to help those in dire need pay for their sky rocketing electricity rates, a self-inflicted wound the premier has just punted off to the next generation.

It seems due to the Liberals inability to create good jobs in Ontario, we have to raise minimum wage so people can now survive on what was once considered a starter or first job.

It makes you wonder where all this was when times were good in Ontario during her predecessors’ first rein.

And, where are all the great jobs her Green Energy Act was supposed to create?

All of these latest bon bons are nice, and who wouldn’t want them.

But how is she going to pay for all this when she is already extending our payments for her energy “mistake” to 29 years.

I hope she leaves her fortune to the province in her will, because she will be long gone before we’re dug out of this mess.

In the meantime she shows no signs of changing her ways.

What’s next?

Free Disney tickets and a unicorn for every child?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3486876/ontario-to-raise-minimum-wage-and-update-labour-laws-kathleen-wynne-says/

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Game 7 trumps a favourite team

May 26, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

If you love a sport why should it matter what team is playing?

Sure I can understand cheering for a favourite or a great rivalry, but in the end, isn’t it more about the sport not a team?

We all know a hockey fan who would rather cheer for an American team, rather than a Canadian, if there is a rivalry involved.

Okay I get that but certainly wouldn’t go public with it, (like wearing their jersey or mentioning it to a border guard).

But, to not watch a playoff game because you’re favourite team is not playing?

Forget being true fans of the sport, I’m questioning whether they are even Canadian.

The only thing that got our hockey playing kids watching the last playoff game before the finals last night was the hype created by my wife and me.

The kids had no interest because Boston and Chicago (their favourite teams) were out long ago.

Thank goodness there is still one thing in sport that does hold value over the ‘favourite’ or ‘my’ team.

That is ‘game 7’. That woke them up!

To the next round!

I’m Scott Thompson

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Will terrorism unite the rest of us?

May 24, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

You’re not going to let you’re your daughter go to that upcoming concert, the grandmother urges the mother.

This after realizing her granddaughter had attended an Ariana Grande concert last year, similar to the one in Manchester that has made news.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3470551/salman-abedi-manchester-attack-what-we-know/

The knee jerk reaction is to keep everyone safe at home, especially our kids.

That discussion has played out in millions of homes around the world in the shadow of what happened in Manchester at a pop show filled with innocent teenagers, some even younger.

You know what happened next.

No, we cannot react with fear and play into terrorists agenda but how is one to act when our most precious resource (our kids) are treated like waist.

If we can realistically win this war on terror, what will be the tipping point that concludes enough is enough, and unties the rest of the world with a common solution?

If not this tragedy, than what? Syria?

As well as the 22 that lost their lives, and so many more that were injured, think of how many young minds will be scared for life as a result of this primitive terrorist attack.

Then there are the grandmothers here who don’t want their grand kids to go out to a concert ever again, anywhere.

The ripple of terrorism affects us all, we need a solution that does the same.

 

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Happy May 2-4, eh?

May 19, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Ah the May 2-4 weekend, aka Victoria Day.

The name is as unique as the country.

Where else do they describe a holiday weekend by drawing a comparison to a case of beer?

The day is to mark the birth of Queen Victoria born on May 24th 1819 at Kensington Palace, UK.

It is celebrated here and in Scotland on the 3rd Monday preceding May 25th.

But more importantly it signifies the unofficial start of summer in Canada.

After a winter of cold cabin fever it is when we shed a layer of clothing and rediscover the great outdoors.

When watching playoff hockey moves out to the backyard, patio, porch, cottage or pool deck.

Some years only to quickly retreat in a swarm of black flies, mosquitoes, freezing rain or snow.

The Victoria Day weekend is as Canadian as back bacon, beaver tails, and winter BBQ’s.

Have a safe one.

To the Queen!

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What about education, healthcare, jobs and the economy?

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The province has announced a new electric vehicle discovery centre in Toronto where you can learn about and test drive electric vehicles.

The Liberals have given $1 million in taxpayer money to fund the project with the hopes of encouraging you to go electric.

The opposition says Ontarians can find the information they need at a nearby car dealership.

I think most Canadians are green and want to preserve the planet for the next generation.

But I also think most Ontarians feel they have done more than their part, that’s over and above the overspending and electricity mistakes made by the Wynne Liberals.

What about education, healthcare, jobs, the economy?

Where’s the balance?

At what point does the wellbeing of the province come before Liberal activism and re-election schemes?

This isn’t a financial recession, a natural disaster, or immediate global threat; it’s a self-made electricity crisis from a government that’s been in power for 14 years with no cost analysis or financial plan.

That’s why their loan is being punted to the next generation. They goofed.

And we’re supposed to buy into their ‘cap & trade’ plan?

It will be nice for Ontarians to someday focus on something positive, instead of our self-inflicted rising energy costs.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3459211/provincially-funded-electric-vehicle-discovery-centre-opens-in-toronto/

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Liberals pointing fingers at others, instead of their own policy

May 17, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

You know you are a political party in trouble when you’re spending more time pointing the finger at your opponents rather than trying to sell your own policy, especially when you have a majority.

On Monday I received a press release from the provincial Liberals with the headline:

“NDP to Vote against Lowering Electricity Bills-Andrea Horwath wants to deny Ontarians up to 40-50% off bills”

No, I would suggest, her party has their own plan to provide relief and does not need to hitch their horse to the Liberals energy “mistake”.

On Tuesday I received a press release from the provincial Liberals with the headline:

“Patrick Brown is still the man with no plan-Policy promised 76 days ago still nowhere in sight”

The last time I checked the provincial election was still over a year away.

Why would he get in the way of the Liberals self-destruction, which shows no signs of stopping?

Clearly Wynne’s electricity re-finance isn’t sitting well with Ontarians, especially when a leaked Liberal document the same day, reveals the projected costs of the extended loan.

So rather than fix their problems, the provincial Liberals are merely trying distract us from the obvious.

However, when you have been in power as long as they have, every mistake is theirs.

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Liberal Caucus Service Bureau

For Immediate Release

May 15, 2017

NDP to Vote Against Lowering Electricity Bills

Andrea Horwath wants to deny Ontarians up to 40-50% off bills

(Queen’s Park) Today, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath announced her party would not support taking up to 40-50% off your electricity bills.

Despite Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan helping families, businesses, and farms across the province – including in Hamilton and surrounding communities– Horwath said the “NDP can’t and won’t vote in favour of this” during a press conference this morning.

This stunning admission should come as a shock to every Ontarian.

For months, the NDP have talked about the need to help families with the cost of electricity. Now, when given the chance to support a plan that would, if passed, cut electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for all residential households and up to 40-50 percent for low-income Ontarians and families in some rural and Northern communities, the NDP have turned their backs on those who need this help most.

Today’s decision is just another distraction from a party that knows their own proposal doesn’t pass the smell test. Their biggest idea – buying more than $4 billion worth of Hydro One shares on the stock market – will not take one cent off electricity bills. Other alleged savings rely on a vague, yet-to-be determined “expert panel” to be convened sometime in the future. And they’re banking on lengthy, uncertain negotiations with the federal government for supposed reductions as well.

The NDP’s back-of-the-napkin proposal simply isn’t good enough.

Compare this to Ontario’s proposed Fair Hydro Plan. By helping families now and into the future, ours is clearly a plan that makes sense. It's a shame the NDP have decided to vote against helping Ontario families and are playing politics instead.

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For more information:

416-325-9138

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Liberal Caucus Service Bureau

For Immediate Release

May 16, 2017

Patrick Brown is still the man with no plan

Policy promised 76 days ago still nowhere in sight

[Queen’s Park] The man with no plan is now promising his party will not support taking 25% off your electricity bills either.

Despite knowing Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan will help families, businesses, and farms across the province, Patrick Brown claims he “can’t support it.”

This latest pledge comes 76 days after Patrick Brown first promised to release his own hydro plan “in the near future.” In a CHML interview on March 2nd, Brown first revealed the PC party would announce their plan “in the coming weeks.” The following day, he told the Barrie Examiner his hydro announcement would be coming “very shortly.” Then, on March 9th, Brown told reporters after his Toronto Region Board of Trade speech that he’d outline his plan “in the near future.”

Yet Ontarians are still being kept in the dark over two months later.

It’s time Patrick Brown and the Conservatives step up to the plate. Either they prove they have a plan or they support Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan and the 25 per cent on average cut or all residential households and up to 40-50 percent cut for low-income Ontarians and families in some rural and Northern communities that comes with it.

Doing neither isn’t an option.

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For more information:

(416) 325-9138

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