December 2014

CHML Christmas Tree of Hope

Dec 5, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The 38th edition of the CHML Christmas Tree of Hope radiothon is on now.

This is my 9 time broadcasting live from Gore Park to light the Tree and although the cause is the same, my this city has changed. 

The view from Gore Park is different every year, a confidant sign of the growth in this city.

What doesn’t change is the need.

The CHML Children’s Fund raises money all year for distribution all year to various children’s charities in the Greater Hamilton area.

The CHML Christmas Tree of Hope campaign is the largest fund raiser for the charity.

There are many ways to help us help the kids this holiday.

Whether it’s dropping off a new unwrapped toy, non-perishable food, clothing or making a financial donation everything we collect gets distributed to kids throughout the greater Hamilton area.

Please call 905-521 2312 or visit the website at to see the many ways you can contribute.

We light the CHML Christmas Tree of Hope at 6pm tonight we’d love for to join us to ring in the holiday season and kick off our blitz weekend.

Don’t forget Saturday and Sunday at Limeridge Mall.

Thanks again!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Buffalo Bill's experiment fails in Toronto?

Dec 4, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

When asking people if they are surprized the Buffalo Bills tore up their agreement with Rogers to host more home games in Toronto, most said ‘no’.

Attendance was down, the novelty had worn off.

How many would have predicted this way back when it was announced they were coming to Southern Ontario?

This was supposed to be the best thing, since the chicken wing came north.

I’m not going to debate the game or whether the NFL is warranted here or not.

But I will say this…there are just certain things that America does better than Canada, and tailgating is one of them.

You can also add Black Fridays, buffets, casinos, and Thanksgiving to the list.

It’s an attitude and a freedom that just isn’t in Canada.

You can see it skiing in Blue Mountain vs. Ellicottville N. Y.

Just like hockey with Canadians, for America, football is more than just the game.

Unfortunately, we don’t get it.  Kind of like they don’t get Tim Horton’s.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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CBC riddled with Ghomeshi entitlement

Dec 3, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The Toronto Sun reports;  hours after a CBC producer published claims that disgraced former host Jian Ghomeshi sexually harassed her at work and the union that represented her failed to do its job, the Canadian Media Guild pledged to “do better” when dealing with such allegations.

In a statement the Canadian Media Guild national president said sexual harassment is now a priority for the union following a first-person account in The Guardian written by Kathryn Borel.

What took so long?

Borel accused the public broadcaster and the union of turning the other cheek despite many complaints of sexual harassment.

This points to a bigger problem inside the CBC and its union.

For years many have said the organizations are out of touch and preach a ‘we are holier than thou’ culture which defies the government of the day or those in private industry.

The CBC is a privileged group, who although complain regularly get more than the average Joe, and are never held to account because it is a government entity.

Sound familiar?

What has happened with the Jian Ghomeshi case is just another example of that entitlement, which the CBC is riddled with...

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Bill Cosby resigns from University board

Dec 2, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Comedian Bill Cosby has resigned as a trustee of his alma mater, Temple University, following a slew of allegations accusing him of drugging and sexually assaulting women over several years.

"I have always been proud of my association with Temple University. I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students.

As a result, I have tendered my resignation from the Temple University Board of Trustees," Cosby said in a statement.

The school said Cosby does not want to be a distraction to the board.

A former Temple basketball employee accused Cosby of molesting her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion a year earlier. The lawsuit was settled.

More than a dozen women have made similar claims since the lawsuit was filed, many have gone public this month.

Is Cosby stepping down because he's guilty?

Is this Cosby’s first admission of guilt?

Is this the first domino to fall?

One thing is certain, it’s no longer possible to just make it go away.…

I’m Scott Thompson.


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60 minutes that felt like 60 years

Dec 1, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

If you have kids playing hockey you know what it’s like to sit in the stands as a parent and watch the good, the bad and the ugly.

We all know it’s about having fun and doing their best but it can also get pretty nerve wracking.

Especially if your kid is in goal.

The last thing you want is for them to lose the game for the others by letting in a dribbler.

Kurt is 7 and plays tyke, it’s all about playing every position and leaning the game.

So when the coach yells out in the dressing room every week, who wants play goalie next week I just cringe every time Kurt’s darts up his hand.

Last week he got the call.

I tried to keep it low key and not look worried. 

He knew he had his work cut out for him.

Great news is they won the game 2-1 even after facing 6 attackers when the opposition pulled their goalie.

60 minutes of my life that felt like a year.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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November 2014

PC's! Give us anybody!!!

Nov 28, 2014 5:00 PM
Scott Thompson

Doug Ford called a press conference yesterday to announce what he wasn’t going to do.

Since he was calling all up to label empire, most figured it was to announce he was running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative party.

It turns out, he did it to tell everyone he ‘wasn’t’ going to run.

He said it was the hardest decision he’s ever made, I thought the decision to run for Mayor of Toronto was the hardest. I’m getting confused.

At the end of the day, I don’t think the people of Ontario need another reason NOT to vote for the Conservatives.

After all, most are still fuming they have handed the Liberals the last two elections.  Ford won’t help.

I’m not sure how much more ‘Liberal’ Ontario can afford.

At this point we’re begging the Conservatives to give us any palatable alternative to rid ourselves of a provincial government that has more debt than all the rest combined.

It’s embarrassing, but then again, so have been all of the alternatives.

I’m Scott Thompson.





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Sexual assault in the news

Nov 27, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

We currently have 3 big stories that are keeping sexual harassment and assault in the news.

However each of the 3 stories are uniquely different.

The good news is it promotes dialogue and change.  The bad news, some jump to conclusions.

Jian Ghomeshi was charged with 4 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of choking.

It started with allegations, then reporting, then an investigation, and now a charge.  Due process will be exercised.

In the case of 2 Liberal MP’s who have been identified, reprimanded and demoted if not fired, they have had no such due process.

We have media accounts of the victim’s story but no identification, no charges, and no formal way to defend oneself.

Let me be perfectly clear.  It’s obvious more has to be done to encourage victims to come forward without being victimized again.

It’s obvious more has to be done to extinguish the current culture.

But the same right must still be extended to the accused who is being tried, and convicted in public without a chance to answer the allegations.

Every accused has the right to face their accuser in court. Just as the victim has a right to face their predator.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Get rid of telemarketers and door to door sales

Nov 26, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

How many times in the last year or two have you answered a knock on your front door only to be bomb barded by a fast talking water heater salesman?

Great news.

The federal Competition Bureau has handed down a hefty fine to a company trying to sell water heaters door to door.

National Energy Corp. was given a $7 million slap to pay penalties, restitution and costs related to complaints over its door to door marketing practices in Ontario and Quebec.

This follows an investigation that saw the company mislead customers about their identity and the purpose of their visit.

I can think of three times these bums came to my door even using my neighbours name to get me to buy saying he had done so.

He had not.  In fact he kicked them off his property as did I.

Why people are allowed to sell door to door or via telemarketing is beyond me.

Who buys products this way in 2014?

Most retailers will tell you consumers are more educated than they have ever been.

However, stories like this, make me wonder.

I’m Scott Thompson.







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Vaping = smoking

Nov 25, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The Ontario government is moving to restrict the use of e-cigarettes and treat them the same as regular cigarettes.

That means all the bans that are in place for regular cigarettes will apply to e-cigarettes as well.

That has some e-cig proponents smoking from the ears saying there is no proof that e-cigs are bad for you.

Opponents say they promote the image that e-cigs are not bad for you and reverse’s the anti-smoking campaign efforts.

Those who are trying to give up smoking say e-cigs provide a good alternative and help them quit.

 Others say that is great, but no reason to make it easy for others to take up the habit thinking its fine.

An aid to stop smoking or an alternative to smoking, is one thing.

Health officials are fine with that.

What they have a hard time with is watching the kid who they have tried so hard to keep off smoking, now vaping, because they think it’s not as harmful.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Their world has changed.  So should sex ed.








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Congratulations Hamilton

Nov 24, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Hamilton is going to the Grey Cup, again.  Twice in two years!

What a story book ending to an inaugural season at the new Tim Horton’s Field.

Sold out and with a winning streak, it is just what the doctor ordered for the team and city.

The Brandon Banks Show exploded and so did the fans!

Hamilton’s home field advantage was loud and proud not only in the stadium, but across the country on TV.

Not only is it a great ending to an opening season in a new stadium, but it also continues the wave of momentum that is enveloping this city and is Hamilton now.

Cranes in the sky, development on the ground, a winning team, and an eye on the Pan Am games.

A fans sign said it all,,, This stadium never loses, and neither can this city.

Congratulations Hamilton!

I’m Scott Thompson.


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