Opinion Columns

Women, we need you to run — and get elected

Women and men think differently. Science has proven this; it is beyond the realm of opinion. Because women think differently… Continue reading “Women, we need you to run — and get elected”

The public good means more public enterprises

In the early 1900s, a Conservative MPP named Adam Beck campaigned diligently for a public power utility in Ontario. The… Continue reading “The public good means more public enterprises”

Benns’ Belief: Conservatives and basic income

For many years I have argued for the need for a well-planned basic income guarantee. For ought not the citizens… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: Conservatives and basic income”

Living clean and sober: A tale of recovery from the grip of drugs

Living clean and sober: A tale of recovery from the grip of drugs

Addiction to drugs runs rampant in Lindsay and towns just like Lindsay. It’s all around us — you just have… Continue reading “Living clean and sober: A tale of recovery from the grip of drugs”

The Sitcom called ‘Living with Mom in Lindsay’

Being a chauffeur is just one of my important jobs. There’s line cook, personal shopper, super snow-shoveller, not to mention… Continue reading “The Sitcom called ‘Living with Mom in Lindsay’”

Charity or justice? The society we want means choices must be made

Back in October I asked the federal candidates a simple question during the televised debates. Do you believe in charity… Continue reading “Charity or justice? The society we want means choices must be made”

Lessons from history: Academy Theatre needs its drama on stage, not at board table

Lessons from history: Academy Theatre needs its drama on stage, not at board table

Way back in 1996 I was fortunate to win a first place national newspaper award through the Canadian Community of… Continue reading “Lessons from history: Academy Theatre needs its drama on stage, not at board table”