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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.
Were you one of many who made a New Year's resolution? If so you are not alone. The arrival of the New Year allows us to start afresh and put events of the past behind us in the rearview...
Beginning January 1, 2023, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Commercial Safety and Compliance Branch will start to enforce the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate for commercial carriers operating within the province. Ministry of Transportation pamphlets with information about Ontario's Electronic...
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Foodflation

There's a new word in the dictionary, "Foodflation", defined as the continuous rise in the price of food, and is higher than the general inflation level. The Canadian inflation rate stands at almost 7%, but foodflation, the rising cost...
This week we remember those who served with our forces to protect the peace and freedom we enjoy in Canada and other nations too. Sometimes in the mayhem of our day-to-day lives, it becomes too easy to forget how...
Just 2 weeks ago Canada's Queen Elizabeth passed away. Sadly a week later, Canada lost the lady that many considered to be the Queen of Canadian trucking, Viola Florence Erb, the matriarch of the Erb trucking empire. Viola Florence Erb...
As Canada heads into the first week of fall and the last months of the year, the Liberal government continues introducing measures to promote a falling cost of living. In a sudden and some would say about time move, the government is allowing protective face masks to fall from the faces of bus, train, and airline passengers. It's been a tumultuous year or two. Let's hope fall brings falling prices and cost of living for all Canadians.
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 new energy sources for his country.Germany became overly dependent on Russian oil and gas in deals made decades ago. But Russia invaded Ukraine and ostracised much of Europe.Russia then decided to cut its gas exports to Europe to a trickle in defiance of support for Ukraine by most of the free world.
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...