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We can, and do, help change the world

February 8, 2017   ·   0 Comments

It is possible to change the world. In fact, it’s being done, little by little, in every corner of the globe. I just returned from Mission Team 2017’s humanitarian adventure in La Higuera in the Dominican Republic. This work trip is an annual campaign led by St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Bolton and Father Goetz in Mississauga.

Saying farewell to silly trends of 2016

Most of us work through our own ups and downs year after year. We make plans, and break plans. We set goals, and hopefully we achieve one or two. We try to keep our personal ships on an even keel.

The Corruption of Power

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” John Dalberg-Acton (1834-1902) Lord Acton’s full quote went on to say: “Great men are almost always bad men.”

Rama Resort a multi-faceted getaway destination

There’s a reason Ontario’s only First Nations resort is so successful. Dedicated to our history, luxurious surroundings and attention to every detail all make Casino Rama Resort a prime destination.

How can we help curb child poverty?

My son and I are embarking on a mission in late January, in an effort to help the less fortunate. Many of those we will be helping are children. We live relative luxury in this country, even if we are challenged by the free market and accompanying economic pitfalls. We complain about the price at the pumps, hydro rates and credit card bills.

People and property rights – a fundamental conflict

Mark Pavilons   King councillors made one of their most difficult decisions of the year recently. Despite the comfy chairs in the council chambers, local ...

Toys put a twinkle in everyone’s eyes!

Kids today don’t realize just how wonderful they have it. Today’s modern marvels of science and imagination appeal to all ages. Being a Baby Boomer, I now have a few bucks to explore some hobbies and collect things that simply didn’t exist 40 years ago.

Good Paris goal, bad Canadian target

The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced for the first time that the climate greenhouse gas emissions target of the new government is the same as the former government’s – 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. Details as to how the target will be achieved are not yet known but they plan to find out. In other words, this government is announcing that it plans to make a plan to meet the last government’s targets, one of the weakest in the industrialized world.

Democracy is the best system we have

The people have spoken. This pretty much sums up the fundamentals of our democratic system in a nutshell. Sure, our form of government may not be perfect, but it’s the very foundation of our society.

We’re all to blame for the current state of affairs

What’s wrong with the world today? How often have you heard that question? How often have you asked it?

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