Opinion Columns

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”

Basic Income gone: Ford’s abrupt cancellation of program devastates Lindsay

All over Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford promised over and over that “a new day will dawn in Ontario,” should… Continue reading “Basic Income gone: Ford’s abrupt cancellation of program devastates Lindsay”

Great to be home

Great to be home in Kawartha Lakes

In the late 1970s or early 80s, you may have spotted a young boy with red hair and freckles fishing… Continue reading “Great to be home in Kawartha Lakes”