I live and breathe politics and am what some people call a policy wonk. The impending federal election should have me feeling like a kid in a candy store. But I’m just not feeling it at the moment. After the last gazillion months of COVID, I’m feeling the need for a break.
An open letter to Jagmeet Singh, leader of the federal NDP.
Dear Mr. Singh, may I make a suggestion about your use of the words “fight for” and “fighting for” during your election campaign?
I just finished Trevor’s Take (August Advocate) and I will be smiling for a while — and it made my wife laugh.
He seems like a guy I could “support the local economy with” if he ever finds his way to Fenelon Falls or Coboconk.
I just read with great interest the article in the June Advocate entitled ”The Art in Community” by Nancy Payne and would like to make a suggestion regarding the furthering of the arts in our community.
Last month this space focused on how the market has extended its reach into our daily lives by ensuring that everything is for sale, from air for our tires to bottled water to our free time. More than ever, the value of something is equated with its monetary value determined by the market — not for its intrinsic worth to you or me.
“My concern came in hearing of that new Canadian temperature record in Lytton , 49.6 C, a heat usually associated with Jacobabad, Pakistan, one of the hottest places on the planet.”
As parents, we want what’s best for our children and teens. We want to offer support, protection, and advice. Although hugs may be a tougher sell for teenagers, they are important too – just like COVID-19 vaccines.