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February 2017

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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Should cell phones/devices be allowed in class?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3256033/earl-grey-senior-public-school-in-toronto-bans-cellphone-use-in-class/

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West Jet vs. Air Canada

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It’s amazing how ones failure becomes another’s success story.

We saw this recently with a late night Air Canada flight to St. John’s that was redirected to Fredericton due to bad weather.

After landing the passengers were told there was no food available as all food services were closed.

A passenger Tweeted the dilemma and before you know it an employee showed up with pizza for all.

The only problem, it wasn’t an Air Canada employee but a pilot from competing West Jet.

The next Tweet read   "Awkward but funny moment: @WestJet guy walks in and says 'hey guys I'm from WestJet and we do things differently, want some pizza?"'

The pilot paid the tab.

Air Canada apologized for not stepping up and thanked the West Jet pilot who did.

Nothing is perfect but clearly there is a different culture at each airline.

We all could learn a lot from this real life social experience.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Will leaders wreck LRT the way they did the Stadium?

http://www.900chml.com/2017/02/15/102216/

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Prime Minister 'Joe' Trudeau???

Feb 15, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I have heard of Pierre Trudeau. I have heard of Justine Trudeau, Sophie and Margaret.

But I have never heard of ‘Joe Trudeau’.

Perhaps he is the black sheep of the Trudeau family we never hear about. Every family has one.

In discussing PM Justin Trudeau’s visit with Donald Trump yesterday, the presidential press secretary Sean Spicer referred to our PM as ‘Joe’.

One can easily see in a high pressure gig like press secretary you could easily mis-speak.

But to just gloss over it and not correct yourself makes one question if he really knows the PM’s name.

An explanation could be Spicer was consumed with Trump’s latest problem; his national security advisor who had to resign because he was too cozy with the Russians.

Or maybe he was thinking of the other ‘Joe’ we had as PM, Joe Clark?

Everyone makes that mistake!

I’m Scott Thompson.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3248829/sean-spicers-joe-trudeau-latest-in-list-of-trump-cabinet-flubs/

 

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Does Trudeau bring out a softer gentler Trump?

Feb 14, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Did Justin Trudeau bring out the kinder gentler Donald Trump in their first much anticipated meeting?

Many were preparing for at least a wet towel fight between the two.

It didn’t happen.

In fact at the press conference, it was almost role reversal with Trump seemingly softer and diplomatic (as much as Trump can be) with Trudeau more in control.

Before lunch the two leaders had a roundtable with female business leaders discussing the advancement of women.

What?

Trump advancing women, isn’t that an oxymoron?

What next?  A Mosque visit?

Are we finally seeing a more presidential Trump or one how really doesn’t; care much about Canada and was bored out of his tree?

Either way we seem to be out of the cross hairs of Donald Trump, at least for the time being.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Trudeau & Trump meeting.  Success?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3247269/trudeau-trump-white-hosue/

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Trudeau/Trump common denominator: Hair!

Feb 13, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump are meeting in Washington today.

When we compare Trudeau and Trump it’s easy to spot the obvious differences in the two leaders.

One prefers a softer gentler approach, the other a strong arm.

One welcomes diverse cultures, the other bans them.

One believes in climate change, the other questions its existence.

One is a self-proclaimed feminist while the other brags of groping his conquests.

It’s hard to see what they may have in common other than the longest unprotected border.

Perhaps their relationship can be best summed up with the attention they pay to their own hair.

Trudeau and Trump both have a different approach, but clearly the same end game.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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How nervous is Ottawa about Trudeau/Trump meeting?

http://www.900chml.com/2017/02/13/101617/

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Trudeau vs. Trump: Would you pay to be there?

Feb 10, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It is official PM Justin Trudeau will meet with President Trump in Washington on Monday.

How do you prepare for such a meeting?

Will Trudeau spend his weekend brushing up on Canada/U.S. trade, economy, and immigration policy?

Or will it be consumed strategizing around Trumps’ ego?

Many have said Trumps’ issues are with the south not the north but J.T. better load up the plane with plenty of maple syrup, whiskey, bacon and beaver tails, for this circus.

This diplomatic prize fight is a huge test for Trudeau because this is his strongest suit, schmoozing.

And he is up against a flamboyant heavy weight this time.

The Liberal’s should sell tickets as a fundraiser.

Maybe pay per view, and install an octagon….

I can’t wait for the selfie!!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Trudeau & Trump: What would you like PM to say?

http://www.900chml.com/2017/02/09/trudeau-and-trump-will-meet-monday/

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Are government employees now part of the elite?

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I have been talking lots of late in this space about political elitism and how it is fueling Trump style politics.

There is plenty of proof of it at all levels of politics and stripe in this country.

We saw it when the PM Justin Trudeau took a free trip to a private island courtesy of a paid lobbyist.

Then interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose had the audacity to Tweet her displeasure of his trip while doing the exact same thing on a private yacht.

Premier Wynne calling  us ‘bad actors’ for speaking out about unaffordable electricity rates.

Treasury Board president Liz Sandals recently degrading GO Train commuters while trying to justify over paying CEO’s.

The arrogance is astounding.

So when a pile of city workers load into a city vehicle and head to the Women’s March in Washington, no wonder people are pissed.

Not to mention the double standard if it were guys at a Trump rally.

The real sad part is the government trough knows no boundaries.

And whether it’s federal, provincial, or even municipal, it seems government employees are now part of the elite.

I’m Scott Thompson.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Where is Canada's protest vote?

Feb 8, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

There is nothing that will bring a political honey moon to an end like good old fashioned elitism.

We saw that when PM Justin Trudeau and his family took the Aga Khans aircraft to his private island for a Bahamian vacation over the holidays.

Interim Federal Conservative leader Rona Ambrose tweeted outrage pointing out the obvious conflict of interest when a politician takes a free gift from a lobbyist.

And rightly so.

The only problem was Rona was tweeting her displeasure from her own exclusive Caribbean vacation aboard the private yacht of another billionaire lobbyist who is also co-owner of the Calgary Flames.

Wow! Now that takes kahoonies!

Challenging ones ethics and extravagance while dripping in caviar.

All of this paves the way for a protest vote provincially and federally just like we have seen with Brexit in the U.K. and the U.S. election of Trump.

But where is the protest vote in Canada when both the Liberals and Conservatives are slopping over their jewels at the public trough?

Could Canada’s future protest vote be the NDP?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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What are world leaders saying about Trump behind closed doors?

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/trudeau-confers-with-european-leaders-on-trump-freeland-to-meet-tillerson-1.3275667

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Is Wynne activism your top priority?

Feb 7, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Premier Kathleen Wynne is desperately trying to find a solution to the energy poverty she has created in our province by the lack of due diligence in her Green Energy Act.

Now she has priced her clean energy so high, Ontarians who have been heating their homes for decades with clean cheap electricity, have to move to burning fossil fuel.

How is that environmental progress?

How will the Liberals decrease the sky high bills for those in rural Ontario?

How about raising your rates here in urban centres?

Isn’t that robbing one neighbour to feed another?

Why not fix the broken system by making it cost effective instead of paying us off short term with our own money?

And speaking of expanding natural gas rurally, wasn’t it just last year a Liberal discussion paper revealed they wanted new homes ‘off’ clean cheap natural gas by 2030?

And with Wynnes cap & trade tax on the way how long before our abundant clean cheap natural gas is as unaffordable as they have made our electricity?

Remember when our biggest concerns were our kids, families, education, healthcare, jobs and the economy?

When did Wynnes environmental activism become Ontario’s top priority?

When did it become your priority?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Who will make sure Greyhound bus killer takes his meds and won’t behead?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3229621/vince-li-seeking-absolute-discharge-after-2008-greyhound-bus-beheading/

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Elite politicians encouraging 'Trump' style politics

Feb 6, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Everyone seems to be worried Trump style politics will make its way to Canada.

Some say it has already.

But before we point fingers at those with different views perhaps it would be wise to realize why that sort of extreme leader has become successful.
It was obvious people were so disenfranchised with the status quo they were even willing elect a ‘Donald Trump’ just to shake it up.

Canadian politics already is what the U.S. voted against.

Elitism.

Further confirmation is when Premier Wynne’s president of the treasury board, Liz Sandals says, of those who ride the GO train every day,

“When you really stop and think of it, most people sitting on the Go Train probably don’t have high-level nuclear qualifications, or the business qualifications, to run a multi-billion-dollar corporation. The talent is exceptional to be in those exceptional positions.”

Referring to her over paid CEO’s.

It is exactly this type of elitism that paved the way for Donald Trump to walk into the White House.

Just ask Hillary Clinton.

Canadian politicians are tripping over themselves doing the exact same thing.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Did you notice how political Superbowl ads were?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3229304/controversial-super-bowl-ad-84-lumber-ending/

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