Opinion Columns

Ford’s folly a return to form

Ford’s folly a return to form

Like a lot of people, I was pleasantly surprised at Doug Ford’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis early in the… Continue reading “Ford’s folly a return to form”

Long-term care group commends local MPP for new funding for residents

Long-term care needs action now, not in 2025

Just last month, many unions and health advocates for long-term care were initially ecstatic to learn that the Ontario government… Continue reading “Long-term care needs action now, not in 2025”

Podcast Teaser: Kyte and Dwayne offer fresh take on others’ music

In that tables turned episode of The Advocate Podcast, Cambray-based musician Marc Novoselec asked me who my favourite classic rock… Continue reading “Podcast Teaser: Kyte and Dwayne offer fresh take on others’ music”

Benns’ Belief: Our sense of place

All communities are not made equal. Some are fragile hamlets, hanging on only through the echoes of history. Other communities… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: Our sense of place”

Compassion: Is it just too off-brand for 2020?

Normally I love the fall season. The beautiful colours, the different sights and sounds, the changes in the beautiful area… Continue reading “Compassion: Is it just too off-brand for 2020?”

City’s $3 million surplus should be shared amongst all wards

There has been much discussion across the city since Mayor Andy Letham proposed on Oct. 6 to return a $3… Continue reading “City’s $3 million surplus should be shared amongst all wards”

What to do with $3 million? Letham says give it to taxpayers

One of the most difficult things for even the most informed citizen to do is to keep track of municipal… Continue reading “What to do with $3 million? Letham says give it to taxpayers”