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From the Desk of Jay Fallis

Jay Fallis takes on a wide range of political topics such including electoral reform, mistreatment of indigenous peoples, the acceptance of refugees into Canada, and the modernization of the Senate. 

<b>Opinion:</b> Is free trade worth pursuing?

Opinion: Is free trade worth pursuing?

Up for debate can be the effectiveness of sector specialization in the international economy, increased economic inequality, improved living conditions, job creation, national identity, environmental protection, and regulations around investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms, to name but a few
<b>Opinion:</b> Find a more humane alternative to solitary confinement

Opinion: Find a more humane alternative to solitary confinement

'Over the past few years, there have been many calling for the end of this cruel incarceration method'
<b>Opinion:</b> We need to talk about Barrie's rental market

Opinion: We need to talk about Barrie's rental market

Should rules for renters in Ontario be more like Quebec?
<b>Opinion:</b> Pondering the nature of Canada in the place of many ducks and loons

Opinion: Pondering the nature of Canada in the place of many ducks and loons

A trip to the family cottage gets columnist Jay Fallis thinking
<b>Opinion:</b> Why can't I do my banking with Canada Post?

Opinion: Why can't I do my banking with Canada Post?

Seriously. Why not? You could before 1968
<b>From the Desk of Jay Fallis:</b> Helping the hungry is a year-round endeavour

From the Desk of Jay Fallis: Helping the hungry is a year-round endeavour

There are thousands going hungry in Barrie. However, effort from all parts of the community could change that reality
<b>From the Desk of Jay Fallis:</b> On flooded basements and the will to act

From the Desk of Jay Fallis: On flooded basements and the will to act

Two feet of water is bad, but it may be connected to something far more serious
<b>From the Desk of Jay Fallis:</b> To internet vote, or not to internet vote

From the Desk of Jay Fallis: To internet vote, or not to internet vote

'Although access to the polls is improved using these alternative methods, generally speaking, those in the past who do not participate in municipal elections will continue these tendencies under a new voting system'
<b>From the Desk of Jay Fallis:</b> Safety is a big issue as a part of the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation legislation

From the Desk of Jay Fallis: Safety is a big issue as a part of the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation legislation

Marihuana has become a popular, but unauthorised part of life in Canada. But it seems that its unauthorized status could soon be changing
<b>From the Desk of Jay Fallis:</b> 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge

From the Desk of Jay Fallis: 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge

"Taking this unexpected journey, along the very path many soldiers took 100 years ago, led me to realize that these soldiers were not much different from myself or any other Canadian"