The word efficiency doesn't appear to be in the vocabulary of the suits -- empty and otherwise -- that run Hydro One.
Jim Merriam, Toronto Sun
Jim Merriam is a freelance writer who retired after a 45-year career in media that took him to newspapers and television stations from Ontario to Alberta and back. He is a former Editor of The Sun Times in Owen Sound and former Publisher of community newspaper groups including Saugeen Press in Durham and Fairway in Kitchener. He has been a columnist on issues from business to Aboriginal affairs to general interest for most of his career. He has won awards for writing and community work and was recognized by Buckingham Palace in 2008 for his work in therapeutic riding. He raises and drives draught mules on his farm in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario.
Now that a few days have passed since the vote, Britons have stopped pinching themselves since there will be no awakening from the nightmare of Brexit.
The rural-urban divide will again deny rural seats to the Liberals in this spring’s Ontario election.
I’d hate to have Bob Chiarelli’s nerve in a tooth.
Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
One of my faithful readers has never liked the “Dalton Gang” label that I pasted on the current provincial government.
The controversial relationship between man and animals has taken over news cycles recently.
There’s been an abundance of talk about Wall St. and Main St. in recent U.S. elections, but little about the mean streets.
The debate over how to elect local councillors, school board trustees and such is heating up in rural Ontario.
Most folks interact with government through bureaucrats rather than politicians.
Council members for the Town of South Bruce Peninsula listened to their constituents this week and passed a resolution opposing wind factories in the municipality.
The differences between the presidential election in Yankeeland and the byelections in Ontario are striking.
It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”
It’s a lot of fun watching Premier Dad using his newfound spine.
It was a cool evening some half century ago when I attended a meeting in Diamond City, Alta.
During a recent vacation I opened the Bible in our hotel room.
Premier Dalton McGuinty told the legislature March 7, “Our single strongest group of supporters and champions for feed-in tariff in Ontario ... is Ontario farmers.”