Author Archives: Murray Lumley

About Murray Lumley

Board member of Conscience Canada; Christian Peacemaker Teams Reservist; retired teacher; grandfather

Use Conscience Canada to let the Federal government know that you want war spending to be converted to public health needs.

Use the Peace Tax Return of Conscience Canada to make a declaration against paying for war.  See https://www.consciencecanada.ca/?page_id=132 and for the easy electronic version which you can do right from your computer. Just follow the easy instructions. https://www.consciencecanada.ca/eptr/ Below is my … Continue reading

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Letter to Jagmeet Singh and Mae Nam – Beaches-East York NDP Candidate

Dear Jagmeet:   I have been a loyal NDPer for many years and have campaigned both provincially and federally for the NDP at all elections over the past 22 years.    I am concerned for what is happening to Canada’s … Continue reading

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Stop Bill 108 or at least delay it so more citizens can respond to it.

Hello Progressive Conservative MPP’s: I am asking the government of Ontario to stop legislation known as Bill 108 or at least delay it and provide for public meetings so that citizens and even municipal politicians can understand the impacts of … Continue reading

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My Message to Premier Doug Ford

I sent this message to Premier Doug Ford this evening, Saturday August 18, 2018 at https://correspondence.premier.gov.on.ca/en/feedback/default.aspx Premier Ford said in a letter to Toronto Mayor Tory today, Saturday, August 18: “The fact that the special meeting you have called will focus … Continue reading

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My Reply to Premier of Ontario Doug Ford

Hello: My comments on your comments: 1. Your so-called smaller government is just reducing the size of the group of people that you choose to serve. You have reduced promised increases to OW and ODSP and betrayed people who have … Continue reading

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Death by Drowning or Poisoning:  The Terror of Muskrat Falls

  Imagine that the federal government has invested over $9 billion in a project that will either poison you or drown you. Imagine that you have not been properly consulted about, nor given free, prior and informed consent to, this … Continue reading

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Response to “Hamas’ disastrous schemes make this the right moment to show solidarity with Israel”, by Rosie DiManno, The Star, May 27, 2018

Re:  Dear Editor: I appreciate that throughout Rosie DiManno’s article she very often ‘pulled her punches’ on the State of Israel, Gazans and Hamas, giving some reasons for the actions of everyone. But she failed to provide the context that lies … Continue reading

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Accountability and Transparency in Transit Planning – City of Toronto Agenda Item 2018.EX34.32

Re: City of Toronto Agenda Item 2018.EX34.32 – Accountability and Transparency in Transit Planning – Judicial Inquiry into Information Provided to Councillors regarding the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Scarborough Light Rail Line at the July 2016 Council Meeting http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.EX34.32Continue reading

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More Congestion Is Coming, Removal of Bike Lanes on Woodbine not the Answer

Beach Metro News, Toronto, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 The call by some to remove the new bike lanes on Woodbine Avenue will not get rid of traffic congestion in the long run. With an annual population growth of 1.6 % … Continue reading

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Re: Why is Car2Go allowed to park overnight on my street? Beach Metro News, Tuesday, August 22, 2017

  Dear Editor: My response to this question is that Car2Go should be allowed to park on our streets overnight because they are providing a valuable service – reducing parking and road gridlock. I believe that Toronto City Council should … Continue reading

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