Premier Doug Ford shuffled his cabinet last week. Too bad he didn’t show himself the door at the same time.

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Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod, who really is nothing short of a social media attack dog, was bounced from her post in the shuffle, going from the children, community and social services mandate to the tourism portfolio. Hopefully she’ll find a way to be less of a disappointment in her new role.

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Oh, and if you’re just waking up SD&SG MPP Jim McDonell, nothing much has changed for you. Still a backbencher, and Dundas Manor is still waiting for you to return their phone call.

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Embrace the calamity.

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Canadian farmers’ net income dropped by 21 per cent last year mainly due to increased labour costs and a record high debt-load to the tune of $106 billion. Throw in the challenges with China, another year of drought in Western Canada and suddenly the foundations of large-scale industrial agriculture don’t appear so steadfast.

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The Canadian parliament passed a motion to declare a climate change emergency Mon., June 17 and the very next day Trudeau’s cabinet approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. A more two-faced Prime Minister and brilliant example of paying lip service to the realities of climate change would be hard to find.

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While driving through Dundas County, amidst a sea of emerging crops and the sweet smell of the first cut of hay drying in the summer sun washing over you, remember the rural life is a beautiful one – orchestrated with the seasons by those that toil in the landscape.

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The Internet is an entertaining thing sometimes. During a typical Thursday afternoon lag in concentration, it was discovered Kevin Bacon had a brother named Michael. Dwayne would have been better. Disappointing.

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“I knew the Ford government had announced cuts, but I didn’t expect them to be this drastic.”

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You get what you pay for has always been true.

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We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology. Yet, hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

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A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

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No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.

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Bike rides are great. Difficult, however, when the wind wallops you in the face on your initial course and then suddenly changes direction to cripple your lungs once more on the way home. Mother Nature can kick rocks.