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While a teenager Tony was fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue his love of aviation and began a career began in the airline world during his days in high school and university as he grew up in Toronto. After completing University at Guelph he moved to Ottawa, following a path in urban agriculture and environmental awareness. He shared his insights for over 2 decades as he appeared on TV, and radio, as the "Plant D octor", and operating his own business in horticulture. Later he reentered the transport industry and became involved in the manufacture and marketing of sustainable fuel-saving and safety products for the truck industry. He is director of an African American art collection based in Washington D.C. Today he writes passionately about transportation, sustainability, concerns of our modern-day world, and the intrigue of the human condition.
In 2019 Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced that Canada was introducing min-imum standards for new truck drivers. MELT or mandatory entry-level training in response to the Humboldt bus/truck disaster. It was to make trucking safer for all. But,...
Cannabis Legalization and Transportation in Canada

Driving on Cannabis

What is the difference between medical cannabis and recreational cannabis, and how is the truck industry affected by the laws governing the use of Cannabis products?  Medical marijuana is a term for derivatives of the Cannabis plant that ease symptoms...
Yesterday President Biden boldly announced that The United States would no longer import Russian oil. It was one more wooden nail into Putin's evil heart. But we are all paying for Putin's madness at the pump. Although the U.S. receives...
CBC Power and Politics interviewed recently appointed United States Ambassador to Canada David Cohen last week.  He said it was "doubtful" that the border blockades and freedom would impact trade relations between the two countries. His comments came after the...
By the time we get to March, the majority of Canadians have had their fill of winter and are suffering severe bouts of "cabin fever." Worse yet, this winter seems particularly long, perhaps made worse by pandemic burnout. I...
While operations at key border crossings shut down by demonstrators start to return to normal today, the focus is shifting to how downtown Ottawa will recover from the occupation by Freedom 2022 Convoy supporters. As Wednesday morning dawns in Ottawa,...
The Ambassador Bridge, the busiest land border crossing between the U.S. and Canada, reopened Sunday night just before midnite after police cleared and arrested a lingering group of protesters demonstrating against COVID-19 vaccine mandates. "Today, our national economic crisis at...
Downtown Ottawa remains the domain of the Freedom 2022 Convoy demonstration. As more people pour into the parliament hill area for this weekend's "festivities", there seems to be no push back from Ottawa police. Demonstrators in swim attire are...
It is now the 14th day of an occupation by the Freedom 2022 Convoy in downtown Ottawa. Elsewhere demonstrators have blocked and closed three border crossings to the U.S., including the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest border crossing in North...
Some fortunate Canadians can escape winter's grasp and journey to the sunny south. But for the remainder of us, we can enjoy a taste of sunshine whenever we peel down the skin of a banana. The banana travels thousands...

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