Nearly 6 months into the 4 year second term of Doug Ford’s conservative provincial government, residents of Ontario are faced with one glaring, inconvertible fact: if not overtly corrupt (and I don’t know what qualifies as the legally binding definition of that word), there can be no denying it is ethically bankrupt and wholly compromised. Continue reading →
We probably should’ve seen it coming. Last Wednesday, at the inaugural city council meeting of the 2022-2026 term, John Tory’s final term as mayor of Toronto, he assured us, serious as a heart attack this time, he assured us, during his opening speech addressing the strong mayoral powers, parts one & deux, the first we knew about, it being provincially legislated during the municipal campaign earlier this year, the second, out of the blue, after the election had taken place, additional strong powers, still making their way through the legislative process at Queen’s Park in the form of Bill 39, additional strong powers that John Tory himself had secretly requested of Doug Ford, during the campaign and which he didn’t think necessary to reveal to the voting public until after he’d been re-elected. In fact, John Tory didn’t inform the public. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, did in taking questions from the press. Continue reading →
As a less than even casual soccer fan (yes, I said ‘soccer’), not watching the World Cup’s an exercise in unrestraint especially with the arrival of all those Christmas movies on my streaming services. I will, however, need to come up with another excuse to have 8 a.m. weekday drinks. Weekend day drinking validates itself.
But it’s the first appearance in the World Cup for Canada in 36 years! you bellow. Only the second ever! The boys might even score a goal this time out. (Maybe next game, fingers crossed!) History in the making. Continue reading →