Opinion

Jim McDonell – This week at Queen’s Park

December 8, 2017 Editor

TORONTO – As if the energy file couldn’t get any more attention at Queen’s Park, this week’s report by the Auditor-General, as well as other media revelations, threw more doubt over the transparency and management […]

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Editorial: Let it snow, or not

December 7, 2017 Editor

Often heard in recent years has been the lament: it’s sure hard to be in the holiday spirit when there is no snow on the ground. For Canadians, a white Christmas is as traditional as […]

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Editorial: A time for giving

November 30, 2017 Editor

It goes without saying that Christmas is a time for giving. But let’s also remember that it also provides a great opportunity to give back. For a lot of local retailers tough economic times are […]

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Editorial: Make more of winter

November 23, 2017 Editor

Christmas is just a month away and the cold days of winter await us after the festive season wraps up. Once the lights are put away and the mess cleaned up, we look forward to […]

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Jim McDonell: This Week at Queen’s Park

November 17, 2017 Editor

The Government released the Fall Economic Statement this week, outlining the Province’s economic performance compared to the 2017 Budget. The data showed the government missing the mark on many, if not most of their targets. […]

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Editorial: Light up the town

November 16, 2017 Editor

Lights are one of the most powerful visual elements of the Christmas season. We love the twinkling colourful lights in dazzling arrays on someone’s home, or a business. This holiday season will be the 17th […]

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Editorial: Remember the kids

November 9, 2017 Editor

We ask a lot of our soldiers. We ask them to charge into sometimes impossible battles in order to defend us. We ask them to stand, unwavering, in the face of implacable enemies, and to […]

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Jim McDonell: This Week in Queen’s Park

November 3, 2017 Editor

The Ontario legislature hosted several demonstrations on its grounds as the strike affecting our province’s colleges entered its third week and threatened to put students’ completion of their semesters and academic years at risk. The […]

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Editorial: Opportunity’s knocking

November 2, 2017 Editor

For the past five years, the Parks of the St. Lawrence’s “Pumpkinferno” event has been growing. Not only has the event garnered awards and accolades from the tourism industry, the event has been attracting ever-building […]

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Jim McDonell: Improper accounting costs us $4 Billion

October 31, 2017 Editor

During October, energy continued to dominate the headlines at Queen’s Park, with the government’s Fair Hydro Plan facing intense and devastating scrutiny. The Auditor-General released a report which she prefaced with the statement that it […]