Category: Opinions

On Québec’s Bill 96

May 16, 2021 An act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec.                                                                                                       As Canada continues to be seized with COVID 19 & the variants, something very disturbing is developing. Premier Legault is pushing the Province of Québec ever further away from Canada. Not only does Québec already flaunt restrictive

Mandatory Voting, Trust and the Use of Politics

Mandatory Voting, Trust and the Use of Politics                       May 3, 2021 A couple of weeks ago, while addressing a group of B.C. businessmen on an online forum, Mr o’Toole, leader of the opposition federal conservative party, was asked his opinion on electoral reform. His response…he does not see any need to change the voting system

Province Takes Back Seat

Province Takes a Back Seat – Not in the Game                                                           April 17, 2021 My dad had a saying about ineptitude, “he couldn’t organize a one car parade”.  Looking at the present state of governance in Ontario, that saying could not be more factual. With the myriad of issues swirling about, it is

An Easter Message – 2021

A year has passed since my last Easter message and here we are in about the same spot as then. There is a saying “things will get worse before they get better”, so by my calculation better must be just around the corner! That said, we must continue to do our part and be vigilant

Long-Term Care is Sidelined

Long-Term Care is Sidelined                  By: Clinton Halladay                   November 8, 2020 On November 5, 2020 The Provincial Finance Minister, The Hon. Rod Phillips, rose at Queen’s Park and delivered the 2020 Ontario Budget. This is an extensive document intended to address many of the economic and social circumstances we are experiencing both now and

All Saints’ Sunday Message 2020

A Message for All Saints’ Sunday           Clinton Halladay, Chair Elgin United Church Council Dear friends, Sunday November 1, 2020 is our first official Sunday without Reverend Takouhi’s worship presence, whether in the pulpit or virtually. It also happens to be All Saints’ Sunday.  So, although I am far from being a person “of the

Politics or People

Politics or People                                   Clinton Halladay       October 23, 2020 Well, the children are misbehaving again! They just seem to be unable, or at least unwilling, to play nicely. Yes, I am referring to last week’s spectacle in the House of Commons: our elected Parliamentarians acting like spoiled, privileged children on the playground.  You could not

Canada Infrastructure Bank

The following is an article written by Clinton Halladay for the Citizens Democracy Forum (CDF). It, as well as other articles and information, is available on the CDF website: Attention Citizens of Canada                                                                                     September 9, 2020, 2015 promised an exciting fiscally responsible undertaking with the announcement of a Canada Infrastructure Bank “to provide

Long-Term Care – A Call to Action

Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health, Ontario Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, Ontario September 24, 2020 Long Term Care Needs You To Parliamentarians and Decision Makers: The onslaught of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) some seven months ago has shone the spotlight directly on the travesty existing in Long term Care

A Pivotal Moment

A Pivotal Moment                                                                                                     September 6, 2020 September 23, 2020 could well prove to be a pivotal moment for the future of Canada.  On September 23, 2020 the minority Liberal Government, following a period or prorogation, will table the Throne Speech which will in turn trigger a confidence vote. Without taking any political stand, neither