Carbon Tax – It doesn’t make any sense

The Trudeau government is bringing in a new way to make lives harder for every Canadian: Carbon Tax. Simply put: This Carbon Tax will raise the price on absolutely everything that you pay for. If you have Facebook then this link: Justin Trudeau: Polluting is Free...

Political Discussions and Personal Insults

Ever since I’ve been involved in politics (20 years now) there has been a phenomena that has troubled me: personal insults, instead of policy discussions. We hear a wide range of these personal slurs where one person says that a politician is lazy, stupid,...

“Taxpayers Rage”

I was discussing some operations of a government department, recently, and was introduced to the term “Taxpayers Rage”. Although this is a new term to me, it became instantly clear that it means: Rage at seeing or hearing about some of the ways our...

Debt and GDP should not be related

If you are a government, there are two basic ways to determine if you have a balanced budget: 1) Your income (taxes, service fees, fines) meets or exceeds your expenses. 2) Your income plus the GDP (money brought in from outside) meets or exceeds your expenses. I...

Sustainable Living – Education and Learning

We teach our kids what to learn. We don’t teach them how to learn. We also don’t inspire a passion to learn. These are two of the fundamental problems with the education system in Nova Scotia. I thought this was just my perception and then I visited the...

Nova Scotia Power – Part 1

We have now had the first power outage of 2018, and I hope you made it through alright. I hope you weren’t one of the many whose power was out for over two days. Thank you to the linemen, from both NS Power and from the other companies that were brought in. You...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve. Now that we are in to 2018, many of us look back at 2017 to remember how hard the year was. Some of us lost friends and family. Some of us lost our jobs. Things got more expensive for all of us. So...

Merry Christmas – Please stay safe

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Seasons Greetings, and Happy Holidays I hope that you and your family and friends have had a wonderful day, and have enjoyed the day in the way that you wanted. I also hope that, in the middle of the...

Happy 17th Birthday, William

My son, William, just turned 17. Happy Birthday, William. I have to wish him Happy Birthday here because his mother has done everything she can to block me from seeing my kids (in violation of our divorce order). In 1987 I got married and after a few years we adopted...