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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.
German Chancellor Olaf Sholz was blunt on his Canadian trip this week,  "Germany is moving away from Russian energy imports at "warp speed". Canada is the partner of choice for Germany." Sholz made an urgent trip to Canada to find...
The concern is that Canada's health care system has been hoisted onto a gurney and rolled down to the Emergency Room. After years of underfunding and mismanagement, Canada's health care system appears to be in critical condition. The sudden...
The Canadian Airline Industry is flying into unprecedented skies. Yesterday Canada's Porter Airlines took a $2 Billion CDN gamble as it placed an order for 20 new Embraer 175-E2 Jets at the Farnborough Airshow, adding to a previous order...
This was the year the hard-hit Travel and Tourism industry hoped to get back on its post-pandemic feet. Hotels and restaurants have been scrambling to fill their rooms and seats. The hard-hit airline industry has been overwhelmed by a...
Are we ready to get back to normal? A strange-sounding question that begs the word yes. After more than two years of COVID-19 and working remotely from the office there is a push to get people back downtown, into...
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...

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