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Just Sayin

Steven Bezaire cartoon
"Just Sayin" is the title of a series of editorials and op-eds, many of which are published in local magazines as monthly features. They may also appear in various other publications as editorial commentary.
  • How Participatory is Democracy Really?
    How Participatory is Democracy Really?

    A story on CTV’s website in early August reported that, although an overwhelming majority of registered Conservatives supported Pierre Poilievre for leader of the Conservative Party (44% to 17%), most Canadians preferred Jean Charest to become leader of the party, with a larger percentage of voters indicating they would not vote Conservative in the upcoming federal election if Poilievre becomes leader.

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  • Non-Verbal Communication in the Courtroom
    Non-verbal Communication in the Courtroom

    In life, even though you choose your words carefully, non-verbal communication – such as facial expression, hand gestures, gaze patterns, posture, and body movements – can lose you a poker hand, diminish your chances in a job interview, or even get you convicted by a jury.

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  • submitting a vote
    Isn’t It Problematic – Canadian Government Has Less Than A Third Of The Country’s Support?

    Canadians are as politically disparate as the vast and diverse landscape we inhabit. Our elected legislatures need to accommodate the competing interests of a great number of factions — some economic (think agricultural, manufacturing, fishing, energy), some cultural and linguistic (English, French, First Nations, Old World immigrants), and some ideological (conservative, liberal, labour-oriented, religious), including many overlapping and distinct viewpoints in between, on these, and from other perspectives.

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  • Parliment building
    Should Canada Move On From The Monarchy?

    As recently as last year a newspaper editorialist proposed . . . “While the Crown is not perfect and does not rule in Canada, it is above partisanship, symbolizing the unity of the nation. This makes the monarchy a deeply authentic part of Canada’s political heritage and of its political culture of stability, peace, order, and (fairly) good government.” What a load of crap I say!

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  • Jury duty
    It’s Time To Abandon Civil Jury Trials In Ontario

    Time’s up for civil jury trials! One compelling reason to do away with them relates to the “inconvenience” of citizens sitting as jurors. How many Ontarians can afford unpaid time off work?

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  • social media icons
    Free Speech And Social Media: Is There A Need For Government Regulation?

    Scrolling through social media posts can be as entertaining as people-watching in a crowded mall. If the content isn’t always riveting, the passionate conviction and absolute certitude of some of the views found there can be nothing short of startling.

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  • Young man scratching head thinking
    What Would Jesus Do About Residential Schools?

    This summer, Canadians were rocked by the news that the remains of over 1,150 unidentified indigenous children who attended residential schools in BC and Saskatchewan were found in unmarked graves or buried on the grounds of the schools (215 were found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School; 182 at St. Eugene’s Mission School; and 751 at the former Marieval Indian Reservation School).

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  • Police lights
    Honour in Service

    That “Honour in Service” is still the Windsor Police Service’s official motto might be the most extraordinary of all the curiosities surrounding one of its officers fatally shooting an innocent pet owner’s dog in its own fenced yard in broad daylight.

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  • Marijuana
    Cannabis Credit

    On October 17, 2018 the Canadian government passed the Cannabis Act, making the purchase, possession, cultivation, and consumption of limited amounts of marijuana legal for Canadian citizens.
    In so doing, we became only the second country in the world (after Uruguay — that vanguard of enlightened social awareness) to legalize recreational cannabis use.

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  • COVID-19 vaccine
    COVID-19 Vaccination And The Social Contract

    It is as mournful as it is disconcerting that such a large segment of our population is disinclined, or outright refuses, to avail themselves of any of the free COVID-19 vaccinations supplied by our government to fight this pandemic.

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The Truth About Auto Insurance in Ontario

Ontarians are paying more & more for car insurance, but we're getting less & less. IT'S TIME TO REBALANCE THE SYSTEM!