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Christine Van Geyn, Litigation Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation Photo: Twitter
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How COVID impacted democracy: let us count the ways

In writing “Pandemic Panic,” co-author Christine Van Geyn notes,” We have observed a phenomenon of the surreal, sometimes inane, often unprecedented and unusual public health measures taken over the roughly three-year pandemic period being ‘memory holed’, where the mind completely

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"Confessions of a Hamilton Cab Driver" by Hans Wienhold is now availabe on Amazon. Image: Amazon
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Smoking in the Cab

Individual autonomy gradually being replaced by collective authoritarianism Before you read further, I recommend you read these books: For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health, Jacob Sullum Slow Burn: The Great American Antismoking Scam

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Taxi driving in Thunder Bay circa 1985: Don Taylor’s driving career gets started

I had always loved driving, and mom once told me the only car seat she could put me in where I wouldn’t cry was one with a steering wheel. I, of course, have no memory of this. I started driving taxi not thinking of it as a start to a trucking career. Instead, I just figured it would do until “something better comes along.”  It would be nine years of “making do” before I made the jump to being a full-time truck driver.

Before he was a writer, and before he was a Truck driver, Don Taylor earned his living as a Taxi driver at Roach’s Taxi in Thunder Bay.

My test drive with Roach’s was with one of their big commercial customers, mainly to see how I’d treat the vehicle on rough roads. The owner’s brother was the road tester, meaning, of course, that I was gentle with the car.

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