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And if I were elected

CLIMATE CHANGE

If elected, what will you do to ensure Ontario meets its 2030 Paris Agreement commitments on climate change?

Trevor Dailey: I will do nothing. Humans do not control the climate, nature does. The climate has changed considerably many times over billions of years. The climate is always changing. Nature does whatever she wants to do, whenever she wants to do it. She always has, she always will, and it is normal. Why is it now called climate change instead of global warming? I already know the answer to that question.

FOOD WASTE

40% of food in Canada is wasted. What will you do to address food waste?

Trevor Dailey: I will do nothing. Who should think people having more food than they can eat is a problem? We live in a country where people can waste food, be picky eaters, and not go hungry. Many countries of the world do not have this prosperity. There is no food waste in a country where the people are starving. Would living in a country where the people are starving be better than living in Canada? I think not.

POLLINATOR HEALTH

The use of neonicotinoid pesticides is a leading cause in the decline of bee populations in Ontario and around the world. Would you support a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides and invest in identifying and promoting pollinator-friendly alternatives to pesticides for agriculture?

Trevor Dailey: No, I would not. Canada has stringent regulations on each pesticide approval and its use. Pesticide use by farmers in Canada has been declining for decades. Pesticides and their application is expensive and time consuming, so pesticides are only used by farmers when necessary. Development of pest resistant crops, another beneficial advancement environmentalists oppose, is replacing pesticide use. This is not about bees, it is about using fear, deception, misinformation, and lies to compel a worldwide ban of all pesticides. This is a common tactic used by environmentalists.

CYCLING

What will you do to support the development and implementation of local cycling infrastructure?

Trevor Dailey: I will do nothing. Everyone must obey the rules of the road under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act if one wants to travel on the public roads. No one group should get special treatment.

PLASTICS

Single use plastics, microfibers and microplastics are a critical pollution problem in our local waterways and lakes. What steps will you take to address this problem?

Trevor Dailey: I will do nothing. People have the right to purchase the products they want and need. Companies have the right to produce the products people want and need. Littering is already against the law.

HABITAT & SPECIES AT RISK

There are well over 200 species at risk in Ontario, a number that is growing every year and includes once-common species like Barn Swallow and Monarch butterfly. What plan (or policy) will you develop and implement to protect species at risk?

Trevor Dailey:  I will not develop nor implement any such plan nor policy. Species extinction is normal. A very few number of species have become extinct as a result of human causes, while nature has killed off more than 95 percent of all species that have ever lived on planet earth; and earth is still is the only planet we know of that supports any form of life. Count all the species that have gone extinct in the past 200 years. Count all the new alive species that have been discovered in the past 2 years.

Other Environmental Issues?

Trevor Dailey: I do not think that is a sentence.

Do you have anything else you’d like to share?

Trevor Dailey: Yes, I have. In the real meaning of the words, there is a difference between environmentalism and conservation. The former is a socialist political movement, and the latter is not. I am not an environmentalist.

Source: London Enviroment Network.

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The Forest City Capitalist: The beginning of the end of downtown London

Since its last failed attempts at this social engineering scheme in 1980, and then again in 2008, called a "pedestrian mall", the City of London in 2018 has succeeded in forcing through its $15.6 million Dundas Place "Flex Street" on Dundas Street that is only a few blocks away from the almost identical "busway mall" fiasco location of 1974. Changing the names does not change what it is.

In 1974, City Council approved the plan for a "bus mall" on Dundas Street. Dundas Street from Adelaide Street to Elizabeth Street was closed to car traffic that was diverted to King Street and Queens Avenue. This road closure destroyed the retail trade of this area within a couple of years. The disastrous "busway mall", that the City spent hundreds of thousands of dollars constructing, was removed in a few years, but the area's economy never recovered. Hudon's was an appreciable retail store put out of business. The Hudson's old store sign is still visible on its former building located a 609 Dundas Street East. Phase I of the London Urban Transportation Study published in 1974 had recommended that the Dundas Street busway plan be extended from downtown to Quebec Street.

Currently, an entire downtown section of Dundas Street is completely closed as the area undergoes

Watermain replacement / repair, Utility repair / upgrade, Removal and replacement of bus shelter, Asphalt replacement / repair, Sidewalk installation / repair

until November when the construction is completed.

I expect the merchants downtown to be hit hard financially as customers will not be able to access their stores during this construction, and the effects of this "Flex Street" will cause a devastating loss of business to the already failing downtown core.

I am most certain the City wants to drive all the merchants out of downtown London so the City planning administration can have full control over downtown to do with it as they like, and not what the people who live and work downtown want. Closing Dundas Street in the downtown core to vehicle traffic with this "Flex Street" plan will not "revitalize" or "renew" downtown it will kill it completely. Most people do not shop in areas without vehicle traffic because the area feels dead and deserted. Walk around the streets during the early morning of the weekend, or on a public holiday, of any area where shops are located to know this feeling. The part of Dundas Street that is not closed for construction is almost completely deserted of vehicles and people. This is a indication of the future of downtown London.

This “Flex Street”, when completed, will be like an atomic bomb dropped on the economy of the downtown core, and like what is now derided as “East of Adelaide” where the 1974 "busway mall" was, downtown will never recover from this impending socialist ruination.

© Trevor Dailey

What I think of International Workers' Day

What will this new social order have to be like?

Above all, it will have to take the control of industry and of all branches of production out of the hands of mutually competing individuals, and instead institute a system in which all these branches of production are operated by society as a whole – that is, for the common account, according to a common plan, and with the participation of all members of society.

It will, in other words, abolish competition and replace it with association.

Moreover, since the management of industry by individuals necessarily implies private property, and since competition is in reality merely the manner and form in which the control of industry by private property owners expresses itself, it follows that private property cannot be separated from competition and the individual management of industry. Private property must, therefore, be abolished and in its place must come the common utilization of all instruments of production and the distribution of all products according to common agreement – in a word, what is called the communal ownership of goods.

In fact, the abolition of private property is, doubtless, the shortest and most significant way to characterize the revolution in the whole social order which has been made necessary by the development of industry – and for this reason it is rightly advanced by communists as their main demand.

Source: Manifesto of the Communist Party, by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels

"We are socialists. We are enemies of today’s capitalistic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions.” - Adolf Hitler, May 1, 1927.

"We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunity for employment and earning a living.  The activities of the individual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and be for the good of all.  Therefore, we demand an end to the power of the financial interests.  We demand profit sharing in big business.  We demand a broad extension of care for the aged.  The government must undertake the improvement of public health." - Nazi (National Socialist German Workers' Party) platform adopted in Munich in February, 1920.

Source: The Nazis Were Marxists


Foray Into Fiction: The sisters of the four seasons

Each of the four seasons are controlled by one of four goddess sisters. These four sisters are permitted to control the weather and climate on a shared basis. Each rules the climate and weather for a part of the time, expressing herself as she wishes. Each sister can be capricious.

When the time comes, each sister must hand over control to her sister and allow her sister to have her turn. Each sister gains control from the same sister, and each sister gives control to the same sister on each turn. Autumn to Winter, Winter to Spring, Spring to Summer, and Summer to Autumn.

Autumn’s hair is redish-brown. Spring's hair is a mix of red, yellow, and blue. Summer’s hair is a fair, pale yellow. Winter’s hair is white. All four sisters are unique in personality. Summer and Winter are the most opposite in personality. Summer is vivacious. Winter is enigmatic.

During the times the sisters get on well, the sharing is done without difficulty. When two sisters do not get on well one sister will struggle tenaciously to resist handing over control to her sister when it is her sister's turn.

© Trevor Dailey