Opinion

Using blackmail tactics for selfish ends

By Chris Pickup The inherent selfishness of unions is always turned against the most vulnerable. From postal workers, to teachers, to power workers, their drive to get what they want and damn the cost to others is paramount, and of course, always aimed at the time...

A plan to tackle climate change in Ontario

A plan to tackle climate change in Ontario

By MPP Toby Barrett As an elected representative I am often asked – "What are you doing about climate change?" The climate is changing. Severe rain, ice and windstorms, prolonged heat waves and milder winters are more common. These changes will continue to affect...

Time to slow down and take stock

Time to slow down and take stock

By Chris Pickup Inauguration of our new Haldimand council came and went last night, and if mayor Ken Hewitt’s vision prevails, with it went any hope for a new, more considered, direction. Despite the election of three new councillors in wards one, two and three that...

Time to stop the blackmail

Time to stop the blackmail

By Chris Pickup Canada Post is bribing its workers with $1,000 apiece if they put down their picket signs for a “cooling off” period while contract talks continue until January 31. What’s with that? The crown corporation said this would  enable the heavy volumes of...