Napanee Guide - Gas plant coming to Greater Napanee

Published on September 26th, 2012 in the Napanee Guide

The cancelled Oakville gas plant will be moved to an Ontario Power Generation site in Napanee in eastern Ontario, Energy Minister Chris Bentley announced Monday.

Local business and political leaders said it’s always a good thing when new jobs and infrastructure come into a small, rural community such as Greater Napanee.

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Regulatory burden undermining land value, impeding prosperity in Ontario

Published in ipolitics.ca Sept. 14, 2012

When the New World was discovered, it was called “The Land of Opportunity”; and not without a reason either.

The British Colonies of the New World were the first place where any peasant, any serf or indentured servant could hope to one day own property. Those new immigrants to the “Land of Property” were free for the first time to live their lives as they wanted. They were free to work and succeed and rise above their lack of opportunity.

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Queen's Park Scuttlebutt: Property Rights, BSL and Democracy

As you know, the Legislature was recalled two weeks ago so we could debate the Putting Students First Act. After discussing three other Government Bills, one Government motion and six private members bills and motions, we finally voted on the wage freeze for teachers. I, like many others, have no interest in participating in a façade. Regrettably, that's the rule, not the exception in Ontario politics. You can read my full thoughts on the issue here.

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Political Lessons in Lesser Evils

I, like many others have no interest in participating in a façade. However, when it comes to politics, facades are often the rule, not the exception. But that’s exactly what Premier Dalton McGuinty created last week.

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A Right To Our Property

Printed in the Toronto Sun on Monday Sept 10, 2012

Treating people equally before the law is a fundamental principle of justice and an expectation in Western society. However, when it comes to private property, we’ve often forgotten this fundamental right. But an upcoming conference in Ottawa hosted by the Institute for Liberal Studies on Canadian Property Rights, intends to remind Canadians of this.

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