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June 2016

Happy Canada Day, eh!

Jun 30, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Canada Day is the national day of Canada commemorating the July 1st 1867 anniversary of the Constitution Act. (Then called the British North American Act)

This united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire and became known as Canada’s birthday.

Colonies Nova Scotia and New Brunswick joined the Province of Canada which was divided into Ontario and Quebec.

It was originally called Dominion Day and renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed, making Canada its own country complete with Constitution.

This year Canada celebrates its 149th year.

Next year should be quite a celebration.

Until then we’ll have to be content with the typical BBQ’s, concerts, festivals, fireworks and drunken relatives of any Canada Day.

And next year?

All of that, plus, lots of government spending.

Happy Canada Day!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Why are Brexit leaders so coy after UK votes to leave EU?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/30/europe/uk-conservative-pm-candidates/index.html

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Competition makes Canada Post strike irrelevant

Jun 29, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

We could be celebrating the Canada Day long weekend with postal strike?

Is that crickets I hear?

Remember when a postal strike was a big deal, which would cripple the country, all for the labour dispute of a selected few?

Let this jolt your memory.

If it happens, this would be the fifth time for Canadians since the 1980’s, where mail delivery has been disrupted.

But an awful lot has changed since then.

Technology has broken this one time monopoly that has fallen to others who simply do it more efficiently.

It’s too bad all union run government monopolies don’t have to compete under the same scrutiny, like Canada Post and the majority of Canadians do.

It wasn’t that long ago that postal workers unions were more powerful than the teachers unions.

Not any more…

Here’s hoping we can get a handle on that power imbalance soon too.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Why did Mississauga home explode?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/06/29/75990/

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Graduation Day!

Jun 28, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Yesterday was a big day in the Thompson household.

My daughter Alicia graduated grade 8.

All I can remember about my grade 8 graduation was that it was it was held in our gym and I wore a really ugly, but quite fashionable at the time, beige leisure suit with pockets a plenty.

To say things have changed since I was young, tall and lanky is an understatement.

I’m not sure this much planning went into our wedding.

Hair, nails, dress, shoes and that was just the parents!

But here is the really kicker….

As well as an off-site party after the ceremony, the next day is optional!

I tried that with my boss,,,,

However, because you are now hearing my voice, guess where that discussion went?

Good thing we’re preparing our kids for reality.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

What will 3 amigos discuss in Ottawa?

http://globalnews.ca/news/2788909/ahead-of-3-amigos-summit-1-in-4-canadians-believe-nafta-is-beneficial-poll/

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Blame UK separation on politicans

Jun 27, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Within 24 hours of voting to leave the European Union, millions in the U.K. had signed a petition asking the government for another, in hope of reversing the decision.

Good luck with that….

Younger UK’ers will suffer the most as they now have 27 less countries to find employment in due to this decision.

That along with a plunging economy, and pound, leave little hope for the future of this already depressed part of the world.

With less than 2% of the vote their world has unraveled, and their future uncertain.

This is what happens when you hold a referendum that is often promised by crafty politicians to get elected.

People vote with passion, anger and little knowledge or common sense, in judging the gravity of their situation.

Simply put, the average person is not qualified to make such a decision, which is why we elect leaders.

I blame this on politicians who have ignored the public’s pleas for change, and then throw the tough decisions on the back of the electorate, when leaders do not have the courage to do the right thing.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Can UK and EU kiss and make up after Brexit divorce?

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/fraudulent-names-removed-from-regrexit-petition-as-a-divided-uk-ponders-turmoil-of-eu-divorce

http://globalnews.ca/news/2788498/british-pound-hits-new-low-u-k-bond-yields-lowest-ever-due-to-vote-uncertainty/

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Wynne uses green movement to line their own pockets

Jun 24, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Would you pay $60 a month to drive in an HOV lane by yourself?

The Wynne Liberal government is betting you will.

Starting this fall you can drive the stretch of HOV lane between Burlington and Oakville as a single occupant if you purchase a permit at 180. for 3 months.

The 1000 permits will be offered in a lottery system because the demand for these gold tickets will greater than that for a Tragically Hip ticket. (So they say)

Remember when HOV lanes were introduced?

It was all about saving the environment for our grand kids, encouraging car-pooling, and getting more cars off the road…

What started as a plan to save the environment, has become nothing more than a cash grab.

Forget the environment, if you can afford to pay, use the lane!

No wonder Ontarians are skeptical about Wynne’s Climate Change Action Plan and the rest of her green initiatives.

More proof this government uses the green movement, not to save the environment, but to line their own pockets.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Brexit a reality. Now what?

http://globalnews.ca/news/2784348/brexit-north-american-markets-tank-in-early-trading-after-british-vote/

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St. Thomas More misses life lesson

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

What is the purpose of high school sports? To win, or teach life lessons?

St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School senior boys’ soccer team was playing Bishop Tonnos when a dusk up ensues and both goalies are red carded which entails a one game suspension.

St. Thomas More wins and moves on in the championship.

However the referee makes a mistake and lists the substitute goalie as being suspended instead of the penalized first string goalie, as goalies do not require numbers.

This was not a questionable call on the pitch, this was a clerical mistake.

No one at St Thomas More said a word about the mistake and the suspended goalie was allowed to play in the next game he was supposed to be suspended from, while his substitute serves his penalty on the sidelines.

More wins that game and advances to the final, where they lose, to claim the silver.

That was the best the school has done, beamed coaches.

It does make one wonder if they had of been honest, if they may have won gold?

My 8 year old boy thinks so.

I’m Scott Thompson

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Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Will Britain vote to leave the European Union?

http://globalnews.ca/news/2781291/britain-heads-to-the-polls-in-historic-brexit-vote/

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Hate is everywhere...

Jun 22, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Before you make another Donald Trump joke about America, might be a good idea to look in the mirror, or at least your own back yard.

A woman wearing a hijab with a four month old baby was shopping in a London Ontario grocery store when she was attacked by another woman.

The alleged attacker spat on the woman, punched her repeatedly and tried to rip off her head scarf pulling her hair in the process.

The attacker than fled but not before an image was snapped of her waving a finder at the victim and a clinched fist.

The suspect is described by police as a 30 to 40 year old woman, standing approximately 5’5”, with a medium build, approximately 150lbs, long black hair pulled back in a ponytail, (white) with a heavy accent of unknown origin.

What has it come to when one stoops to this level of behaviour?

Embarrassment and disgust come to mind.

What really makes you shake your head is in the image, the attacking woman is wearing a red “Canada” t-shirt.

Is this what we have become?

I’m Scott Thompson.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2777144/woman-has-hijab-pulled-is-punched-and-spat-on-in-attack-at-ontario-supermarket/

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Is LCBO best place to sell pot?

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2016/06/21/weed-sales-should-be-restricted-to-lcbo-wynne.html

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Old is new again at Hockey Night in Canada

Jun 21, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I am a casual playoff hockey fan but other than that I’m not really qualified to speak on the game over and above the play of my daughter or son.

However I do know entertainment and good TV when I see it.

The latest incarnation of Hockey Night in Canada was neither.

With a new multi-million dollar deal came new faces and a mandate to young up the show.

Ron McLean was replaced, George Stroumboulopoulos was brought in to lead the young charge.

The awkward mix of folk left most talking about the lack of chemistry, and Georges suit choice, rather than hockey.

You certainly can’t blame George entirely for the poor ratings, no Canadian teams in the playoffs doesn’t give you much to work with.

Some asked if the Leafs had won the cup would we even be having this discussion. Probably not.

But add to the fact they didn’t, plus messing with Hockey Night in Canada, just gives Southern Ontario fans more to cry about.

They have been tortured enough over the years.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

More leaders jump on board LRT. Are you riding?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/06/21/75150/

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Justice served in Tim Bosma murder trial

Jun 20, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Late Friday afternoon the verdict came down in the Tim Bosma murder trial. 

At that point many were settling in for weekend wait speculating on what was taking the jury so long, and noting the longer it took, the more concerned people were becoming.

That speculation was dashed within minutes of returning to court at 3pm... 

Guilty of first degree murder on both counts.

Canada cheered.

The courtroom breathed a sigh of relief, tears flowed as four and a half months of emotion came flooding back.

Outside, horns honked.

I can’t imagine the pain the Bosma’s have endured.

It must be like running a marathon but never crossing the finish line.

There is no winner. There is no victory.

Just the satisfaction that justice was served, and Tim’s legacy protected.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Alex Pierson: Tim Bosma murder trial recap. Your calls at noon.

http://www.900chml.com/2016/06/17/verdict-reached-in-the-murder-trial-of-tim-bosma/

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Assault weapons yes, lawn darts no?

Jun 17, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The Orlando massacre has become a political football for special interest groups and those seeking election in the U.S.

The same reaction has happened, to a much lesser degree, in this country in regard to the loosening of certain restricted gun regulations in Canada on similar weapons available here.

What started as a horrific mass slaughter has become a larger discussion on gun control, terrorism, religion, and sexuality.

Further proof of how complicated this discussion can become, if we let it.

In the end, it’s quite simple.

Peace good, hate bad.

We can debate until eternity on how to best keep the peace.

And let’s keep doing that because the alternative sucks.

But surely we must, no matter what our belief, can agree on one thing.

There is something fundamentally wrong with a country, when a person red flagged by the FBI can buy an assault weapon, but not a set of lawn darts.

Especially when both, were once, sold in the same store.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Friday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Alex Pierson: Update from Tim Bosman murder trial at noon.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2768639/tim-bosma-murder-trial-deliberations-enter-fifth-day-in-hamilton/

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