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KEW GARDENS - FOR THE PEOPLE? BY THE PEOPLE? By J.J. The conspiracy that has led to an elite cabal using the Beaches for personal gain continues unabated. The first “public consultation” regarding the future of Kew Gardens took place at the Beaches Recreation Centre on Tuesday, March 18th/2014 and the Your Ward News Investigation Team was there. The meeting was déjà vu all over again as the meeting was a Xerox copy of the “Visioning Study” organized by Mary-Margaret McMahon to “consult” with Beachers about the condo assault on our Queen Street miracle mile. Is the fix in again? If you get kicked in the head ten times, might you not duck when you see the eleventh kick coming? Beachers have learned their lesson well.
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Plant Architect Inc. is the design team that has been retained for the Kew Gardens project and you can bet that the additions and alterations are already chosen. Just like Councillor McMahon’s Visioning Study, overhead pictures of Kew Gardens were laid out on the tables. Little pictures of stairs, plants, walk-ways and art installations were loosely spread out on top of the map for participants to place here and there. After several minutes the people were asked to switch tables and to peruse the map again with new little icons. Simply put, it was pretty silly. They also totally ignored the stage as though it were in a vacuum. It wasn’t even on their map which made us realize that the project is already signed, sealed and delivered. Even more questionable was when the representative from Plant Architect Inc. opined that it was difficult to enter the park from the sidewalk on Queen and something must be constructed on a much wider sidewalk. Folks, it’s one step into the park and she’s talking as though the Great Wall of China was keeping people out! Unbelievable.
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There was much banter about attracting Torontonians to the Beaches to spend some money. It seems to Your Ward News’ staff that if money just HAD to be spent on the park, an upgraded stage with dressing rooms and an awesome sound system would be the ticket. We could then accommodate everything from Hamlet to the Allman Brothers. That’s how to attract visitors to our little shops and businesses. Then again, the existing stage belongs to the Beaches elite and the little people have difficulty organizing anything that requires the use of local facilities. Just ask promoter/publisher Leroy St. Germaine about the many hoops he has been forced to jump through to stage fund-raising concerts and to present local musicians to the public….WITHOUT A PENNY OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS! But that’s the problem; there’s nothing that interested parties can do to skim, scam and skip away Scott-free.
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Meanwhile, back at the Kew Gardens public consultation meeting at the rec centre, things started really heating up. Beachers wanted ‘Question Period’, but organizers wanted nothing to do with that. That didn’t stop an impressive young man to get on his feet and ask, “Who the hell came up with this idea initially anyway?” The answer was a conglomeration of mundane drivel, non-starters and double-speak. Our survey of Kew Gardens also reminded us that the hydrology of the Beaches has always been irrelevant to all builders, designers, architects, city planners and politicians. That’s because personal profit is the top priority. Ecological balance, flood prevention and the safety of Beachers are way down the list. Talk of maintaining the character of our neighborhood is vague but distracting. And what about the sight-line from the sidewalk on Queen Street all the way to the lake? After all, there is a reason the area is called the Beaches. Any obstruction to that view is surely a no-go.
Olivia Chow’s Dirty Campaign Secrets. Mike Layton on Social Housing’s Sub-Homeless.
The City’s Rap is Crap. Gord Perks Going Through Your Trash For Dirt. Why is Our Electricity Bill So High? Read the Facts. James Sears for Ward 32. Not Proud of Toronto’s Ambiguous "Pride" Week.
The next local councilor we choose will absolutely make-or-break the future of the Beaches. We are still trying to figure out if our present councilor is shrewder than we first thought, or just dumber than cold porridge. Either way, the result is the same; the destruction of the Beaches for power and profit. Another stumbling block that we have encountered are the so-called “grass-roots” organizations that are clearly just phony (AstroTurf) operations (Hykamp, Graff et al.)
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On the campaign trail with Olivia Chow: Political aptitude, zero. Written by our Investigative Journalist on the inside, Michelle L. Erstikaitis During the October 2008 Federal Election, I volunteered in multiple constituency offices surrounding my riding of Toronto Centre. I was infiltrating the New Democratic Party, observing their candidates as a strategic conservative. In order to assist conservative candidates I was attempting to pull the carpet out from under the Liberal’s feet from the other side. I was able to observe closely my Toronto Centre candidate El-Farouk Khaki, a quick Google search still shows pictures of me holding his campaign fliers during an all-candidates debate. I was also working in Don Valley West with NDP candidate David Sparrow trying to split votes from Liberal Rob Oliphant, in hopes of a Conservative victory for John Carmichael. My most cherished memory of that election however (aside from partying with Toronto Centre Conservative candidate David Gentili and his wife) was the time I spent working directly under Olivia Chow. I arrived at her campaign office in Trinity-Spadina one morning, and walked up to the reception desk, which was currently being presided over by the late Jack Layton’s son Michael (aka Mike) who latter became Ward 19’s Councillor in the 2010 municipal election.
THE AUTHOR. “Hello, I’m from the El-Farouk Khaki campaign, but I thought I’d come and give Olivia a hand today, my name is Michelle.” Mike Layton looked at me, no doubt taking in my stylish clothing and hesitated for a moment before asking me “Have you ever canvassed door-to-door with a candidate before?” The answer was no, I never had at that point. Yet I did not miss a beat. “Of course” I replied nonchalantly. He handed me a volunteer application form and told me Olivia Chow is putting a team together at this exact moment. Sarah Layton (Campbell), Jack Layton’s other child was busy multitasking at her workstation. Observing everything I noticed the office, while fairly small was a hub of activity. With at least five computers setup staffed by teenagers, probable friends of Sarah Layton engaged in a ‘war room’ scenario. Monitoring various political websites, hijacking social networks, making comments extolling the virtues of Olivia Chow while posting nasty comments about her opponents and continuously re-voting on online polls. You may be shocked to learn that on a website like YouTube, Twitter or Facebook, just ONE of Olivia Chow’s volunteers maybe responsible for up to twenty five different user profiles on each website. Olivia Chow’s ‘war room’ volunteers use anonymous proxy servers to mask their location and re-vote multiple times on opinion polls in Olivia Chow’s favour. It’s a full time job for these ‘war room’ teenagers who spent countless hours fully engaged at their computers. Olivia Chow and the Layton family alone is largely responsible for her own so-called popularity. I have worked with several candidates on all three levels of government and Olivia Chow is the ONLY candidate I have seen using five full time ‘war room’ tacticians spamming the internet.
When I was first introduced to Olivia Chow she was talking rapidly on her cell phone, clearly irritated with whom she was speaking with before making a snide comment and hanging up. With her trademark orange scarf on the back of the chair behind her, the initial introductions were quick. Mike Layton began to give her step-mother Olivia Chow a volley of instructions about how the remainder of the day was to play out, he knew her entire itinerary and directed all orders. Olivia Chow simply obediently nodded. While Olivia Chow was talking I noticed she had a perfectly normal Canadian accent, with no hint of Chinese what so ever. However when speaking publicly on television, as well as to her constituents Olivia Chow exaggerates a slight Asian accent, simply for the benefit of ethnic votes. On the day I volunteered for Olivia Chow she did not even have her own campaign buttons printed, instead opting to wear Jack Layton’s. “Okay, lets go!” Olivia Chow announced as we piled into her van, with Mike Layton driving and still calling all the shots. As I keep a curious ear on Mike Layton’s command of the otherwise obviously oblivious Olivia Chow, I rifled through the box of campaign pamphlets. I noticed something fascinating, there were three different types of filers, each written in a different foreign language and bundled separately. Quizzing Sarah Layton I was told “We have three different ethnic groups in the area, give the proper flier to the corresponding family, it’s all written down right here” handing me a clipboard. I have never before or since worked for another candidate who mapped out the individual homes of constituents based on their ethnic background, going so far pandering to immigrant voters. As I went door-to-door that day introducing constituents to Comrade Chow, I could not help notice most people we spoke with were too enamored with her self-created z-list celebrity status to ask any real questions related to her family’s socialist agenda. The few who did ask a direct political platform question were met with vague, flippant answers, designed to sell. Hilariously one man was startled when Olivia Chow interrupted him requesting to enter the house and use his washroom. Politically Olivia Chow is obtuse, her meticulously crafted image has been sold to the public as a lie by the entire Layton family. She uses sly manipulation tactics in order to appear to empathize with minorities. She is by no means fit to serve as mayor of Toronto. She clearly can not think for herself, lacking any possible type of independent thought let alone a political mind. I can guarantee you that presented with a direct political question which she is not prepared for, Olivia Chow will give a vague answer and quite likely ask to use your washroom to call Councillor Layton on speed-dial for advice. I have dealt and worked with several female politicians over the years, opinionated, bold and outspoken. Women who can certainly fight their own battles. Olivia Chow is not by any stretch of the imagination that type of woman at all. She is an incompetent puppet, with her devious masters carefully pulling the strings in a THE AUTHOR'S COLLECTION OF 2008 FEDERAL deliberate manner. ELECTION PARAPHERNALIA
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Councillor Mike Layton, scratching the bed bug itch. By ROBERT JAMES All those in favour of adopting the resolution to get an extra week’s paid vacation, say aye! City hall is closed mid-March, for a new made-up holiday that once again allows our so-called public servants to take some nice long undeserved them-time. Now, that’s not to say the private sector does not have their own version of “March Break”, it is simply unpaid with the slightly more ominous sounding name of “Temporary Layoff”. While there are no meetings at city hall as several councillors packed their snowbird bags, Mayor Rob Ford is busy spending the week personally assisting Toronto Community Housing residents… the only politician who will. All the other “sharing is caring” socialist politicians pack up with the camera crews, leaving subsidized housing residents in their councillor approved squalor.
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Ward 19 Councillor Mike Layton on the other hand prefers to talk about his emotions at city hall, before voting against the residents of Community Housing and spitting in the face of the poor and taxpaying working class. Councillor Layton makes a big song and dance on his website in regards to the Auditor General’s report on Toronto Community Housing’s waste and corruption, although Mike Layton only uses the fluffier term “misspending”. He does not want to hurt any of his crony’s fragile and precious feelings. Councillor Layton voted against Mayor Rob Ford’s motion to remove Toronto Community Housing board members after the revelations of unrepentant theft. Mike Layton also voted against accountability with Community Housing’s budget, earning him the prestigious “F” grade on his report card with the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition. In fact Mike Layton voted against virtually every single cost cutting measure ever presented to him at city hall. Not to call in the sins of the father and stepmother, but Jack Layton and Olivia Chow have abused subsidized housing like no other. In residences supposedly reserved for the poorest members of the community, Mike Layton’s own family were able to use their connections to score a prime pick, high end three bedroom apartment for cheap. All this wile Comrade Chow and Jack Layton were earning $120,000 per year in 1990’s dollars, of which they did not pay any taxes on one third of their incomes. It was only until protestors starting showing up at the Layton’s family door demanding habitable affordable housing that the moving truck was packed and the co-operative home was given to a more worthy family. It is no wonder why Councillor Layton rails endlessly against privatization of Community Housing. Our homeless today are put on a six year waiting list for affordable housing… if they don’t take the bed bug infested, rotting and uninhabitable bachelor pad offered, tough titty. Toronto taxpayers and subsidized housing tenants had enough, Mike Layton‘s abuse of the social system needs to end. On October 27, 2014 Trinity-Spadina residents need to call in the moving truck and evict this bumbling cretin from city hall!
Shelley Carroll's million dollar booze addiction. By ROBERT JAMES
Ward 33’s Councillor Shelley Carroll just can’t stop wasting your money. Fresh from using her seat on the Toronto Hydro board of directors to secretly acquire an abandon building in which she paid $9 million tax dollars over the market price, for no apparent reason what so ever… we hopped Councillor Carroll would take a break with our wallets.
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No such luck! As one of the heads of one of the most corrupt organizations in this province, Shelley Carroll is at it again. Playing all the dirty crony tricks Toronto Hydro is infamous for. With the most expensive hydro rates in the country, Councillor Carroll is allowing money to be taken from your monthly bill payment for employee recognition perks such as paying for bar tabs. Of course not a drop of ale goes to the general labour or electrician, only the best royal stiffeners to the elite suits. Enough classy booze that would give Jack Daniels himself a decent 24/7 buzz.
Not surprisingly, a visit to Toronto Hydro’s website offers no insight into these expenditures. No accounting for who spent how much of your money in what bar. Remember, this is the same Toronto Hydro that after the auditor general reported clear financial deception, refused to release their records to the media; demanding thousands of dollars in fees and months of processing. Freedom of Information Act be damned. Again, and again Shelley Carroll proves she could not handle the fiscal transparency and required accountability in her last instalment as the Chair of the Budget Committee. Yet on the Toronto Hydro board Councillor Carroll can run free through the imaginary park where money grows on trees. When you have a boss like Anthony M. Haines who still makes a million dollars per year thanks to his entirely counterfeit academic degree, cronies like Shelley Carroll can do no wrong. Councillor Carroll, you must be a bartender's wet dream. While you are too stingy to buy the house a round, at least you’ll pick up your wino friend’s tab… As long as you are paying with other people’s money of course. Your Ward News is still demanding a full criminal investigation of Shelley Carroll’s involvement in Toronto Hydro's undisclosed $17 million deal for 715 Milner Ave, valued at only $8 million even with the equipment inside. The building purchased via a mysterious intermediary in 2011 still sits vacant and was signed off without Mayor Ford’s knowledge or taxpayer consent.
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DRAKE’S MUSICAL GRANT FARMING: A BUMPER CROP OF C...RAP
For Ontario’s multi-million dollar rapper Drake the 2014 season of musical ‘grant-farming’ has reaped one heck of a harvest. Three-hundred-thousand of your tax dollars have been given to Drake’s company by the Ontario government for his 2014 OVO. The stated reason is that it will grow our economy and will help emerging local musicians. Yet at the time that Drake received the three-hundred-grand the only act booked for his OVO Festival was OutKast, an American rap duo. The newly-created Ontario Music Office is part of the Ontario Media Development Corporation whose mission statement is to fund LIVE music events across the province. Other live music events that your tax dollars are funding this season are the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Rock the Park and North by Northeast. Needless to say, the largest funding recipient is Pride Toronto/World Pride 2014. Drake’s net worth is thirty-five million dollars and the tires on his Bugatti Veyron cost more than your whole car. Ticketmaster lists Drake’s OVO tickets at $66.50, $124.80 and $347.50. Best of all, HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE TO PAY BACK A PENNY! Our Danforth Music Festival and Beaches Blues Fest COSTS TAXPAYERS NOTHING and many events support causes that benefit all Ontarians. But unless there is money to go “missing”, the Ontario Liberal Party is not interested. Music promoter and Your Ward News Publisher Leroy St. Germaine believes that no politician or oligarch should have a chance in hell to make a penny from local musicians. His Free the Music initiative is dedicated to the musician, and ONLY the musician. Grant farming has become a profession based on cronyism and kick-backs and Drake’s team are top pros. Three-hundred thousand dollars offers a lot to spread around to those that award the grants. Ontario’s version of ‘corporate welfare’ is unique in that it is difficult to quantify tourist dollars as it is easy to massage the numbers. But enough talk of what THEY do, and time to concentrate on what WE have done for the community, emerging local musicians and the live music scene: For three decades we have been organizing Ontario’s blues, rock, folk and country musicians and have staged hundreds of festivals, concerts and CD release parties for LOCAL bands and LOCAL solo singer/song-writers. Did we mention that it COSTS TAXPAYERS NOTHING? We also ‘play it forward’ and have supported causes like animal welfare and our well-known food drive allows music fans to donate a can of food to attend. We know that any Ontarian can afford that. Tax-funded events can cost hundreds of dollars to attend. Like Drake’s OVO. Progressive Conservative Vic Fedeli said that the Ontario government needs to end this type of corporate welfare. “We believe that money should be invested in infrastructure that ALL people can use”. Money-mills like the Ontario Music Office, Celebrate Ontario and the Ontario Media Development Corporation all are part of the Tourism, Culture and Sport Ministry. They are seriously considering a request from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment to pour ten-million dollars into BMO Field in Toronto. So why are we still wondering how BILLIONS of Ontario tax dollars “disappeared” with the Ontario Liberal Party in power??? END CORPORATE WELFARE!!! FREE THE MUSIC!!!
So-called environmentalist Gord Perks, destroying the environment! By ROBERT JAMES Supporting city wide recycling collection sure makes Ward 14 Councillor Gordy Boy Perks feel good. Just like all his lefty compatriots, ignoring logic and cold hard facts in the name of feeling good. As the official Greenpeace Councillor, Gord Perks and his fellow eco-defender fruitcakes have drilled it into countless generations of impressionable young minds that people who put their trash in the garbage bin are killing mother earth. While recycling has won over most individuals who think they are doing good, unfortunately for Councillor Perks people are now waking up to the damaging economic and environmental effects caused by Toronto’s recycling program. Those who consider themselves “green” better think again. Other than scrap metal like soda cans that have some value, everything we were told about recycling turned out to be a lie of epic proportions. Citywide blue bins? Just another lefty waste. It costs more money to recycle then it does to create a new item, recycling creates more toxic byproducts that destroys the Earth then creating a new item, and recycling releases more Co2 into the atmosphere then creating a new item. If it was not for endless government subsidies turning that plastic milk jug into AstroTurf, the pollution caused by recycling initiatives for net zero profit would be criminal. Councillor Perks would have you believe forests are being clear cut into extinction to print this newspaper. What Gord Perks won’t tell you is that to make paper, companies actually farm tress as a RENEWABLE resource. Every time you recycle paper you help spill bleach and other waste into the environment, including chemical smoke and ash. Every time you buy un-recycled paper... a few new trees are planted in your name, for the next batch of fresh paper. According to the Society of American Foresters there is more forestland then ever before. Thanks in no small part to paper eating printers and photocopiers, the tree population in North America is 380 percent greater than it had been in 1920. You can always expect Councillor Perks to omit that little detail when he is campaigning for the Toronto Environmental Alliance. The last argument Councillor Perks could make would be to keep garbage out of city landfills, totally ignoring the purpose of landfills. His environmental lobbyists love using scare tactics that we are running out of space to put our garbage, big fat lie. If everyone in North America were to dispose of all their waste in one single landfill for the next thousand years, we still would only need a space roughly equivalent to 35x35 miles. With a rubber barrier on the bottom and soil on the top, instead of a garbage heap you would have a nice new green forest of young farmed trees ready for paper and furniture production in no time. Another in a long line of “inconvenient truths” Councillor Perks and self-contradicting tree hugging hippies ignore.
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Why is our electricity bill so high?
By Parker Gallant
Tell me again: why have Ontario’s electricity rates gone up so much? If you live in an Ontario city and just received your first electricity bill for the year, you are probably looking at it and scratching your head! Wow, did we really use that much electricity for those lights on the Christmas tree? The answer is, no, you didn’t, but your electricity rates and your delivery rates have climbed a lot over the past several years, even though you may have used less electricity. Ontario’s electricity sector is very big with annual revenues of about $20 billion (approximately 4.5% of total 2012 Ontario primary household income). The sector has been undergoing massive changes over the past decade as the current Liberal government, supported by the NDP, decided we should go “green” and save the world from global warming or its current iteration, “climate change.” So exactly what has caused the price of electricity in Ontario to rise at a level we haven’t seen in our Are there any lights on at Queen’s Park? lifetime? Here is a list of the principal changes that have affected our electricity bills during the past decade. Many will continue to push our bills even higher over the ten years. They are in no particular order and remember, they all cost you money. § $230 million for taxpayers and almost $900 million for ratepayers to move the gas plants. § $60-$70 million annually—the Ontario Power Authority or OPA’s budget. One of our “energy ministers” created the temporary (OPA) instructing them to develop a Integrated Power System Plan. It’s no longer temporary even though it has never produced an acceptable plan. § $300 million plus annually for the OPA to run the province’s “conservation” program, to pick up your old fridge, provide coupons for purchases of lightbulbs and thermostats. § Rate increases: when you actually conserve electricity the program allows your local distribution company (LDC) to apply to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for a rate increase on their delivery rates because they lost revenue. § More: the same program supports local municipalities to convert their street lights to LED bulbs. § $20 billion, now reduced to $13 billion, for the OPA to sign that Samsung contract to pay them for putting up wind turbines and solar panels and (maybe) produce power over the 20-year contract. § 70.2 cents per kilowatt for the OPA to develop the feed-in tariff (FIT) program which pays various school boards to put solar panels on school roofs, or for IKEA, Loblaws and Canadian Tire, etc. to put them on their stores, and then charge them 8 or 9 cents to buy back the power. § $11 billion because the energy minister(s) instructed Hydro One (transmission & distribution monopoly) to spend on both transmission and distribution assets, including a big chunk just to hook up solar panels and wind turbines. § $700.54 for each of Hydro One’s 1.1 million smart meters—a lot more than other LDCs spent. The total cost of smart meters for the province is around $2 billion . § Despite all that spending on smart meters Hydro One is continually messing up their distribution customer’s hydro bills due to faulty meters and a billing system that doesn’t work very well.(One radio commentator said it’s in constant “FAIL” mode.) § 1,700 employees at Hydro One up 39% since 2005, but they actually distribute less electricity now than they did then. § $4.8 billion, as of spring 2013 for pension shortfalls at OPG and Hydro One. Ratepayers are on the hook for and must pay through their monthly bills. § $600 million: the amount OPG went over budget on the Big Becky tunnel under Niagara Falls. § $2.6 billion because OPG was directed to move forward with the Mattagami project, for run-of-river hydro which will produce power principally in the spring when we won’t really need it. § $6 billion, the amount the Energy Minister recently said we made in “profit” selling our excess power but ratepayers subsidize those exports at a cost of over $1 billion every year. § We now pay wind turbine developers to not produce power and we also pay solar farm developers for not producing power because it might put Ontario’s grid at risk for blackouts or brownouts. § We now pay for meteorological stations to be erected at wind developments to measure how much power they might have produced, but we can’t use, and pay for it anyway. § Five: the top five executives at Hydro One earned almost twice as much as Hydro One paid out under the LEAP (Low-income Energy Assistance Program) grant program which was developed to alleviate “energy poverty.” § $7.7 billion: in 2005 when the Global Adjustment was called the Provincial Benefit it actually was a benefit and reduced electricity bills by $53.1 million, but for 2013 it was a charge on ratepayer’s bills that exceeded $7.7 billion. § $1.2 billion: on July 1, 2010 the Province started collecting the provincial portion of the HST and that 8% tax increase now costs ratepayers at least $1.2 billion annually. § 140%: the amount the “Off-Peak” time-of-use rates have risen since they first appeared, moving them closer to “On-Peak” rates—so much for encouraging power consumption to off-peak hours as a conservation measure. § Discounts to big industry: because Ontario has added so much generation our Energy Minister has directed the OPA to start two new industrial incentive programs that will allow big industry to pay for electricity at huge discounts similar to what we are paid for our exports which ordinary ratepayers will subsidize. § 3,600 megawatts of wind and 1,200 MW of solar: what the OPA has contracted for which will all be paid for at above market prices, and will push that Global Adjustment pot up much further than it was in 2013. § The “renewable generation connection” charge: what we pay for Hydro One to connect wind and solar projects to the grid. § $12 billion: what Ontario’s ratepayers have handed over to pay off the residual stranded debt of $7.8 billion but here’s the bad news—there is still $3.9 billion to be paid. § $1.5 billion: the cost for the Province via the IESO to develop a “smart grid,” some of which is now appearing on our bills under the “regulatory” line. § $200 to 400 million a year, we pay to subsidize electricity consumption for large industrial users. § $1 billion a year: what we pay gas generators through a “net revenue requirement,” so they can be at the ready when the wind’s not blowing or the sun is not shining. § $ 1 billion a year and more: what taxpayers have been paying for the past four years to provide ratepayers with a “Ontario Clean Energy Benefit” of 10%. It expires in one year, meaning electricity bills will jump by 10% more. So, no, it wasn’t your Christmas lights that jacked up your bill. Here’s hoping a light goes on somewhere in the halls at Queen’s Park, and the government takes action to stop this madness. ©Parker Gallant, The opinions expressed are those of the author.
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James Sears, Ward 32's Councillor for Beaches-East York. I have lived in Ward 32 for over a decade. I had been planning on entering politics when I turned 60, but a certain incident rapidly accelerated that timeframe. After Mayor Rob Ford said the word "pussy", I witnessed Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon either feign or actually experience a live on-air nervous breakdown. At that moment I felt that I had a duty to displace this weak, ineffectual, spineless bag of nerves. Mary-Margaret McMahon, aka "Marxist Mary", was elected NOT on her merits, but due to the ABB ("Anyone But Bussin") Campaign launched by LeRoy St. Germaine after the Boardwalk BBQ Pub corruption scandal. Based on my conversations with scores of Ward 32 residents, those who voted for Marxist Mary did so as a blind protest vote, in lieu of delving into her qualifications. They are now experiencing deep regrets. Many are displeased with her obsession with Rob Ford's profanity and what he does on his personal time (which is HIS business), rather than concentrating on assisting her constituents. They also cite her lack of substance on crucial issues that affect the ward, such as condo overdevelopment. Even her Twitter feed is packed with shallow, obsessive minutia that does not do justice to the REAL issues affecting Ward 32. And when she haphazardly stumbles upon a legitimate issue to fight for, she advocates for that issue in a timid way. Or she ducks her responsibilities by passing the matter off, or as we used to say in the Canadian Armed Forces, she DND's ("Delegates N’ Disappears"). Marxist Mary allows everyone outside of the ward's constituents to STEAMROLL OVER HER (that includes real estate developers). She is obsessed with manmade global warming, riding on bicycles with gaggles of like-minded broads, and boasting the virtues of farmer's markets serving up "local" produce (most of which I suspect is purchased at the Food Terminal then sold to the naïve public at grossly inflated prices). She has done a dismal job of representing the interests of both her constituents and the businesses in Ward 32. She is in over her head and should instead stay at home and bake cookies. On the other hand, like Rob Ford, I have an OBSESSION with derailing the gravy train. I am sickened by the waste at city hall. Residents know that I am not afraid to speak my mind, and that I will do everything in my power to promote my constituents' agenda, LOUDLY AND WITH MASSIVE MEDIA ATTENTION. In addition, I will forgo the approximately $105,000 annual salary of a councillor. I neither need the money nor do I feel that any politician should be paid for giving back to his community. I am honoured to volunteer my time to benefit our community. However, I am also leery of putting the $105,000 back into the general coffers, only have it turned into gravy that does not benefit Ward 32. Instead, I will ask that the money be redirected to create 3 positions, each paying $35,000, to be filled by people living in my ward. These 3 people will be intelligent, resourceful individuals who are presently unemployed, yet are able to prove to me during a vetting process that they harbour a strong desire to lift themselves out of poverty. I will split Ward 32 into 3 sectors, with each "Sector Captain" fielding concerns of constituents within his respective sector. If they cannot deal with a matter at sector level, then they will escalate it up to me. I will only seek election for one term (just enough time to clean up the gravy-laden mess). If our beaches have learned anything from Sandra Bussin’s tenure it is that no one should hold political office in city hall solely as a career. I WILL VOTE AGAINST ALL GRAVY!! I WILL SCREAM "NO" WHEN THE LIARS & THIEVES AT CITY HALL TRY TO STEAL YOUR MONEY! I AM THE NEW "DOCTOR NO". On Monday, October 27, 2014 vote James Sears for Ward 32.
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Kristyn Wong-Tam, baring it all for gay “rights”. By ROBERT JAMES Fully nude men committing sex acts on the streets of Toronto in broad daylight, masturbating in front of babies and school children. According to Ward 27 Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, if you don’t enthusiastically agree with such disturbing almost pedophiliac behaviour – obviously you must be a homophobic bigot. It’s a standard scene every year at the ten day Toronto Pride Orgy, with the full support of Councillor Wong-Tam and the unelected Premier Wynne. Anyone who complains, or even just refuses to attend can expect to be smeared and slandered as a prejudiced hatemonger. Though somehow Councillor Wong-Tam is fully allowed to despise the Jewish community and use Pride Week to spread her hate speech which is contrary to the City of Toronto’s Anti-Discrimination Policy. I guess the Ontario Human Rights Code can be violated to commit hate speech or abuse free speech based on Councillor Wong-Tam’s prejudices and privileged special interest group’s particular whims. Only a scythe is granted the authority to call the spade a spade, while the pitchfork is gagged. Kristyn Wong-Tam’s tactic to silence all criticism is not exactly new, her attack dog card has a very old lineage. In an open letter mailed to party members all over the world, the old school Communists laid out their tactics to immobilize all adversaries. Through endless libel and slander “enemies of the people” are fair game for public attacks. Call all opponents terrorists, criminals, villains, vile scum of the earth, fascist defilers. Reinforce endless lies and defamation in the minds of the people, it will quickly become true. Councillor Wong-Tam has learned well the methods of political and cultural assassination from her country of birth. Mao would be proud. Ward 20 Toronto District School Board Trustee Sam Sotiropoulos quizzed Kristyn Wong-Tam about the criminal code violations freely occurring, and got a personal taste on how the now self-called “LGBTTIQQ2SA” community is bullying straight people. The criminal code clearly states “every one who wilfully does an indecent act in a public place in the presence of one or more persons” and “every person who, in any place, for a sexual purpose, exposes his or her genital organs to a person who is under the age of fourteen years is guilty of an offence”. By simply referencing the law on Kristyn Wong-Tam’s Twitter account, School Trustee Sotiropoulos faced the full fury of queer scorn. I am not personally homophobic, I could care less what consenting adults do in the privacy of their bedrooms. It’s their right and not my business… consensual sex is not the government’s business. I do though have a problem when I see oral sex being preformed in the mid-afternoon by two men on the streets beside Osgoode Hall on Canada Day. I also have a problem with how Canada Day celebrations in Toronto are all but cancelled by Pride Week as in 2012, without a Maple Leaf in sight over a distant sea of rainbows. Yet I am among those who are vilified for being an old fashioned bigot by wanting to celebrate my country and not gay “pride” on July 1st. When I asked one city volunteer where the Canada Day events were being held I was told bluntly that Pride Week takes precedence in Toronto. I also take issue with Kristyn Wong-Tam wanting to use $50,000 in Section 37 condo developer bribes to paint rainbow colours on a crosswalk. I certainly take issue with the estimated $10 million dollar bill to taxpayers for hosting this year’s World Pride event. I am tired of Councillor Wong-Tam’s special interest group “Queers Against Toronto Taxpayers” and her tax dollar funded, subsidized speech that is by no means free. Shielding your children's eyes from filth? That’s now homophobic too!
Feeling Proud Yet?
The new politically correct term at city hall is “LGBTTIQQ2SA”, they don't want to offend anyone who self-identifies as “LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, TRANSEXUAL, INTERESTED, QUEER, QUESTIONING, TWO-SPIRITED or ALLIES.” There is a rare psychiatric mental disorder called Cotard Delusion in which the sufferer self-identifies as being dead. An eccentric belief to be sure, but traditional society is not being forced to bend over backwards and accommodate their inclinations. People who self-identify as Napoleon don't get ten days of Psychogenic Amnesia Pride parades, and national holidays are not taken over by droves of naked straight protesters who expect to get a military decoration pinned on their bare chest just for getting laid. Toronto on Canada Day, just as the attempted St. Patrick's Day seizure in Boston “LGBTTIQQ2SAers” setup their "pride" events to coincide with traditional holidays, destroying cultural values. Since I want to celebrate Canada Day and St. Patrick's Day on those holidays instead of the forced gay "pride" takeover, I am attacked and called a homophobic bigot. In reality I could care less who or what a person consensually humps in their private free time, just stop forcing it in public.
NOTE: The author recommended censoring these images of the Toronto Pride parade, but the editor-in-chief refused citing discrimination against naked wankers. They might start acting all offended if we blacked-out their nasties. This crap is shoved down kid’s throats as “normal”!
should all be scared, very scared. Rob Ford please keep standing up and fighting these evil minded councillors who have become morally corrupt by supporting the Ideologies of Dictatorship, Fascism, and Communism.
Question is, who is funding your activities? The level of slander is incredible. Some of your advertisers look legit. While some are right wing groups and scams too. Your another extreme right wing fraudster. Wonder who else you are tied to. -Robert Cerjanec, Political Commentator, Student Activist, Blogger and Proud Socialist You lefties are moronic! Why do you boneheads continue to proclaim anyone who attacks the left is supposedly a shill for some corporation? No we sell ads and fund ourselves! We have our own graphics department, independent writers and contract out printing services. What are you babbling about? All of our advertisers are legit, most have storefronts. I guess capitalism is all just a vast right wing conspiracy to you. Your just another left-wing fruitcake. All commies like you think every free enterprise is a scam funded by corp spooks. The shill gambit is a type of ad hominem where socialists dismisses intelligent arguments by proclaiming Libertarians to be on the payroll of some agency. Lefty's way to back out of a debate as they know they will lose. Sandra Bussin assumed we were funded by some secret shadow group of "powerful people", and look where she is now? Our grassroots sprung up over her cheap plastic astroturf. -LeRoy We as a Democratic Society are ashamed and appalled at the 37 Councillors who voted to take Ford’s powers away. The way they acted it is obvious they support the Ideologies of Dictatorship, Fascism and Communism. It is so shocking to think that 50 to 80 million people have died for Democracy and these councillors couldn’t care less! The 37 councillor’s actions have brought so much shame to Toronto’s City Hall. How could they spit on the graves of so many and turn their back on Democracy!! Also, a point to consider is most have ties to the Liberal Party which in my view starts to make this whole thing look like conspiracy. I feel the RCMP should investigate these councillors for Democratic Terrorism. They have started to act and become no different then, any organized crime syndicate. They are starting to act like Terrorists as they destruct the Democratic process. The process that makes us free!!! We
that most of those female university students evade taxes by starting up their own self-employed escort business and collecting only cash for their 1 or 2 hours of rub-n-tug services. I guess the teachers at the high school taught them important values of modern woman hood, -Glenn Zembal sarcastically speaking. … But it’s all “for the children”, can’t you see? Won’t -Andy Crawford you just think of the children! The tyrants cry. Wherever there's a privileged special interest group -LeRoy acting all offended due to publishing a politically incorrect letter like yours, the Human Rights The housing market in Toronto is astoundingly Commission is there. Protecting the freedoms of expensive, and corrupt upper-middle class speech, press and consciousness in the motherland. government sector workers are indulged in collusion to either accept bribes from condo -LeRoy developers, or allocate public housing for the benefit of themselves. Mayor Ford should be Pillaging of contract monies and collusion with commended for helping out those in need. the intention of fraud are common in the TTC, Toronto is not an easy city to live in, and for every TDSB and now City Council?! Where is Mayor dollar misappropriated from the treasury, a poor Rob Ford when you need him? Toronto doesn’t person starves in Toronto. need another skating rink when youth unemployment is skyrocketing and more and Maslows hierarchy of needs clearly states that more adults are being laid off because of high basic needs are food, clothing and shelter. Unlike expense costs to operate a business in Toronto. the leftwing agenda of radical feminism, pedophilia rights and radical gay rights Reminds me of that TDSB contractor Jimmy Hazel movement which does little to solve the issues of who charged thousands of dollars to screw in a poverty because those movements were lightbulb or the TTC contractor who charged tens infiltrated by corruption, and those movements of thousands of dollars for fixing a window. The do little to help any starving or homeless person Toronto Sun reported that TDSB Trustees and because one has to join their cult to be given help. administrators were found by Ernst and Young auditors to have been misappropriating expenses, In Toronto if a straight male is to criticize any and the Director had the audacity to tell reporters woman, he is punished severely for speaking one “I see no criminal offence”! of the most taboo subjects in Toronto, unless the male is gay he may get a free pass. If a male These frauds are disrespectful to Toronto professor was to criticize Olivia Chow or any taxpayers and Torontonians. I voted for Mayor female politician in the lecture, the outcome will Rob Ford because he promised to reduce the tax be disastrous for the professor. You can clearly burden and save taxpayers’ monies, and he is imagine the slightly-obese, cleavage showing, doing a reasonable job at it. Meanwhile, the g-string wearing and poor fashion taste opposition of Mayor Rob Ford for example the communist students attempting to overthrow the TTC union, TDSB union, Liberals, Toronto Star, et professor. Right in good ole Toronto! al are hating on him and they will go to great lengths to discredit him by invading his personal Same idea goes with anyone who tries to criticize life. The Toronto Star loves to smear Mayor Rob the gay pride parade! However, the media can Ford’s name by finding every minor flaw with smear Mayor Ford with conjectures and baseless him- C’mon Mayor Ford is human. He curses, accusations which could harm his life. Tsk tsk… swears, drinks and eats like everyone else. What the Toronto Star wouldn’t write about is the The gay pride parade looks no different than amount of money Mayor Rob Ford is saving for radical feminism (which is lesbian), both of taxpayers and small businesses. whom are endorsed by corrupt Toronto politicians, and are taboo to criticize in society. -Andrew The teaching profession needs to be checked for You are right on the ball Andrew! The fraud, waste any of those insidious people who foster such deviant behaviour. Unfortunately, as most of them and corruption this city faces could not continue if a are gays or radical feminists, they will be allowed mayor who demands accountability is in office. The media is run by lefty, on behalf of government that is to continue with their deviant behaviour and be given protection by the highest paid lawyers and used to endlessly attack Ford, his supporters and his family – while arguing that they are trying to find law enforcement taxpayers’ money can buy. accountability. Their version of accountability is not A group of female university students last in the locked back rooms of politicians, developers, semester demanded that the minimum wage be bankers, and wealthy power brokers. Only in the increased by at least 30% above the minimum personal, private life of those that say nay. -LeRoy wage – FOR FEMALES ONLY! The irony of it all is
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