Opinion Columns

Council should vote ‘no’ to Ashmore’s pipeline promotion of oil sector

Among the many items that the City of Kawartha Lakes will consider at the January 15, 2019 meeting is a… Continue reading “Council should vote ‘no’ to Ashmore’s pipeline promotion of oil sector”

The intersection of rights in a complex world

When property rights intersect human survival rights, events occur that challenge what it means to be human. On the one… Continue reading “The intersection of rights in a complex world”

Broken glass, shattered faith: MPP’s office a snapshot of future unrest

It jars us, to see violence in Canada – especially small-town Canada. Whether that violence is perpetrated against people or… Continue reading “Broken glass, shattered faith: MPP’s office a snapshot of future unrest”

Election extended — here’s what we know

Last night at around 7 p.m., the City of Kawartha Lakes Clerk, Cathie Ritchie — invoking powers given to her… Continue reading “Election extended — here’s what we know”

Well, you can’t say this is a boring election

Believe it or not, there are some smaller municipalities in Ontario where the municipal election is no big deal. We… Continue reading “Well, you can’t say this is a boring election”

How much is enough? The politics of capitalism and wealth

Many of us who work at The Advocate spend a lot of time thinking about how life could be better… Continue reading “How much is enough? The politics of capitalism and wealth”

Myth busting two big lies as we fight to keep basic income alive

As advocates, we are fighting hard to keep the basic income program alive here in Lindsay. We are heartened by… Continue reading “Myth busting two big lies as we fight to keep basic income alive”