Shame on Milton Council

Posted on July 25th, 2016, by Jan

Back in 2008/2009 Milton went through a change in ward boundaries and with it a restructuring of council.  For the 2010 election, we went from four wards to eight, one town councillor per ward, two regional & town councillors to represent four wards each.. In time for the 2018 election, Milton is to get two […]

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The Financial Attack on Greece: Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted on July 12th, 2015, by Jan

(This article was sent to me for distribution.  I am doing so because the issues can be verified in so many other sources.  My point of view off the top: Germany refuses help to Greece, when they themselves in fact, were the beneficiaries of serious help after WWII.  Jan) by MICHAEL HUDSON   July 8, […]

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Malignity and a favoured son

Posted on May 31st, 2015, by Jan

  When one is maligned and people listen to the maligning and believe it, how does one, the maligned, defend oneself? It isn’t simply an issue of social media, where you can see the written words, it’s word of mouth from a “favoured son”– quieter, sneakier, meaner and can sound oh so sincere. It can […]

Eden Mills Arts Festival-2015

Posted on May 11th, 2015, by Jan

  I don’t normally promote events outside Milton but I make an exception for this event just beyond the northwest corner of rural Milton.  For an interesting and beautiful experience, take the family for a drive May 23 and 24, 2015 11am-5pm. It’s a must-see this spring: the fabulous arts festival in the historic village […]

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Selling public assets

Posted on April 28th, 2015, by Jan

While it’s a Conservative or Republican thing to do (selling off publicly-owned assets) Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals are determined to sell off a majority interest in Ontario Hydro. Some people seem to think that private enterprise will do any job more cost effectively,  and they most likely will, but at what cost to the user, to […]

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CN Intermodal Facility

Posted on March 28th, 2015, by Jan

CN owns 1000 acres bounded by Tremaine to the west, Lower Baseline to the south and Britannia to the north.  CN has reopened the Milton Intermodel terminal proposal, years after they apparently abandoned the idea. First of all, I have a problem that the mayor (could he have kept this from the councillors?) knew about […]

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O Canada

Posted on February 19th, 2015, by Jan

O Canada! What’s happened to our home and native land? No patriot, Harper his MPs at his command. Science denied, environment be damned; Block the data, answer no questions. With glowing hearts corporations thrive On low wages and worker oppression. Far and wide, a growing gap – More with less and less with more. Oh, […]

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2014 Election – Burlington

Posted on June 13th, 2014, by Jan

Well, we didn’t win the election – and in that regard, I must congratulate Eleanor McMahon. With the Stop Hudak movement across the province, a great many votes were targeted to oppose a PC candidate, rather than to vote FOR anyone else.  Hudak and his  goal of getting rid of 100,000 jobs was a real […]

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Inequality in our society

Posted on May 17th, 2014, by Jan

Our country is in a state of high inequality. Why? To all those who would cut government spending or otherwise reduce government…the viability of our entire economy, depends heavily on a well-performing public sector. “There are creative entrepreneurs all over the world. What makes a difference – whether they are able to bring their ideas […]

Engaging Youth

Posted on May 14th, 2014, by Jan

“The greatest danger of leaving a generation of young workers behind is not that they will be unable to participate in today’s economy but that they will be left out of shaping tomorrow’s.” CCPA. That is my mantra. My goal is to involve youth in the process in an ongoing, meaningful way.