Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fraser Institute Reviews Ontario Pension Plan

The Fraser Institute is throwing cold water on the Liberal's plans to create an Ontario Pension Plan.

The Conservative think-tank suggests it will costs Ontarians up to $3,400 a year - nearly $7-thousand for a working family.

The proposal calls for workers to contribute 1.9 per cent of their earnings to be matched by employers.

The Institute suggests that will reduce household spending and the standard of living.

It also believes employers will make cuts in other areas to offset its share.

OPP Officer Charged

OPP are charging one of their own.

Detective Constable Rory Thompson, who is based out of Thunder Bay, faces eight counts of theft under 5-thousand, and one count of fraud under 5-thousand.

The charges stem from an investigation into incidents dating back to October 2012 until this past March.

Thompson has been suspended with pay and will appear in court on July 11.

Davidson Returns To Head Atikokan Metis

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Marlene Davidson will again serve as president of the Atikokan Metis Council for the next two years.

Her position was one of nine acclaimed after nominations for the Council's elections closed May 18.

Elections were planned for June 1.

Three other positions on the Council are still vacant.

No Bad Roads In Northwestern Ontario Apparently

We love to complain about them, but northwestern Ontario's road have been left out of the Canadian Automobile Association's worst roads list for this year.

The annual list is compiled by public nominations.

Dufferin Road in Toronto tops this year's list for a third straight time.

The remainder of the top ten were either located in Toronto or elsewhere in southern Ontario.