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Improve Safety in the Glebe

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Travel No Comment

City Councillor Sean Menard is requesting that speed limits in the Glebe be lowered to 30 km/h, despite the provincial standard of 50 km/h for urban roads, and the Glebe’s already reduced limit of 40 km/h. Now, I could go on here about how 30 km/h is absurdly slow; how it’s slower than many cyclists […]

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An Open Letter to The City of Ottawa

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Security

To all the people in Ottawa and any councillor who may be thinking on this – people who want the city to ban handguns, or who want the federal government or the province to ban them: What, exactly, do you hope to achieve? Handguns are nearly banned in Canada now. There are a *LOT* of […]

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Liberal? Conservative? I think not…

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

As I watch politics unfold in Canada, the USA, and elsewhere, I have some observations to make: Wanting to actually help people – especially disadvantaged people – does not make a person liberal, it just makes that person human. Wanting to punish people for being disadvantaged does not make a person conservative, it just makes […]

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Ontario Municipal Elections – 2018

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

Elections are coming up soon in Ontario.  Everyone gets a chance to do a re-think on their mayors, councillors, aldermen, reeves, school trustees, etc.  You are probably already seeing political signs going up.  I’m not going to use this space to promote a particular candidate or political view.  Instead, I’m going to write about the […]

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