Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
I am writing this post because I'm quite disturbed with many of the major media sources in Canada right now. I can't find web media sources that post responsible non-biased reports; especially surrounding the Ontario election, where there shouldn't even be the slightest bit of bias. Where can I find good journalism from one source that is free of bias and responsible enough to post a news article that is to get the story right??
One specific issue that bothers me right now is the reports sparking debate on health impacts of wind turbines. Most sources only posted a single article about the family filing a claim citing that that wind turbines have potential side effects to health of those that live close to them. It has not even been proven yet.
The health risks other energy sources (coal and nuclear) easily trump any health risk of a wind turbines. Is anyone suing the coal and nuclear plants? Why didn't any of the news articles mention this?? If you read the public comments of these reports, you will see that this has validated people into thinking wind isn't safe.
Here's 2 links showing how much worse nuclear and coal energy is for our health:
I think the timing and the way most media companies presented this story was irresponsible and mislead the public. If you don't believe me, take a look at the misguided and comments filled with lies in CBC's report(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ontariovotes2011/story/2011/09/22/ontario-wind-turbine-reaction.html). It's not like it's a little known fact that renewable green energy is a very contentious matter in the Ontario election so you would think any story outlining concerns that haven't even been proven would warrant a quick blurb on the real health impacts of the other types of energy. I've seen this type of thing in hundreds of news reports before and think web media reporters should take some responsibility for the misguided public that read and comment on these stories. I have seen this one sided yellow reporting all over the place during the election. I think this situation raises some serious ethical issues with these media sources:
- CBC News
- The Toronto Star
- The National Post
- The Huffington Post
- The Canadian Press
- The Globe and Mail
Thursday, September 22, 2011
So I thought I would do a little analysis of each of the major party's platform strategies for job creation. Here goes:
Looking at the PC platform there isn't much there regarding any plan or strategy towards job creation except for this statement:
Since when has that ever worked???!! We've been seeing unemployment rates soar while businesses post record profits and rich shareholders make gains. It's obvious that the job creators aren't going to use any gains towards driving new growth as shareholders are more important to them."A Tim Hudak government will focus on letting the job creators – not the government – drive new job growth."
Anyhow, the PC platform goes on about:
- Lowering family tax rates
- Cutting red tape for businesses
- Lowering corporate tax
- Updating the apprenticeship system (however it's unclear and poorly written as to how or why)
- Raising corporate taxes
- Tax breaks for businesses that provide training for employees
- Tax breaks for businesses that buy Ontario goods
- Freezing tuition rates for post secondary education
- Make Ontario more competitive globally to attract jobs
- Increased early childhood education
- Summer learning for struggling students
- Changes to teacher's education programs to increase "hands-on" experience
- Grants for low-mid income family's post-secondary education
- Relief with loan payment for post-secondary graduates
- Incentives for job creators
- Doubling trade missions to attract global investment in Ontario
- Promoting innovative businesses in Ontario
- "Green" energy incentives
- Lowering taxes on new business investment
- Continued support of apprenticeship programs
- Continue to make Ontario people healthy and healthcare more accessible
- Leadership in Northern Ontario mining jobs and industry
FYI - A recent article proving value in "green" energy.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
It would truly be a shame for Ontario to benefit from this project and become world leaders and innovators at producing clean renewable energy. Yah! It makes more sense to keep burning coal and gas until prices skyrocket even more and all the oil and coal are gone.
Quality journalism and editorial at it's best below in the National Post! Cover one side of the story and barely that.
I seriously can't believe people buy into this.
Friday, September 16, 2011
In case you didn't know, today's rant from Hudak is about these two ads created by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association. He alleges that the Liberals funded those ads but it appears it's not the case if you get the full story. The Globe and National Post did a good job of getting both sides in their story.
The ads urge Ontarians to vote for a party that won't try to scrap the Clean Energy Act, contracts and clean energy jobs and sustainable renewable energy sources. If you want to take a look, I've embedded them here to see.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Horwath vows to freeze Ontario tuition, nix interest on student loans
This all around "fairness" just doesn't make sense to me, just like NDP plan to cut taxes on gas at the pumps in Ontario. I wonder if any analysis is done to realize any benefit/cost/waste on these ideas? Take a look at this chart, easily found at Stats Canada, with regard to allocation of family income that is used by various income brackets for savings of retirement and post secondary education.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Is this "man" for real? Where did this "intel" come from? Seems like a cheap racist and underhanded attempt to create fear in Canada that just isn't here. Why? I'm not really sure but quite likely to justify billion dollar loans and contracts for war machines and such.
Canada! Remain calm and don't buy into this hype please. No fear!
Have a great day!