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Author: Geri Atrick

If you did not vote, you are part of the problem

posted Thursday, June 23, 2022

by: in The Online Politician

Ok, OK, OK, I know, we have had enough of politics. We had enough of the same old speeches, same old elections, same results. It is hard to believe that only 41% eligible voters voted in the last Provincial election. What makes it even worse, is that Doug Ford won a major majority with 18% […]

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Queer Vote Ontario – it’s time for the LGBTQ+ community to have their political voices heard – May 26, 2022

posted Tuesday, May 24, 2022

by: in The Online Politician

On May 10, 2022, the first Provincial leaders debate took place in beautiful North Bay, Ontario. Mike Schrenier from the Ontario Green Party, Steven DelDuca from Ontario Liberal Party, Andrea Horwath from Ontario NDP and of course, Doug Ford from the Ontario Conservative Party. You can watch this debate online here. It has been viewed […]

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North Bay Pride holds local Provincial candidate debate – you asked to be heard, now show up

posted Monday, May 16, 2022

by: in The Online Politician

North Bay Pride held a local candidate debate on May 13, 2022 inviting every candidate that was on the ballot, unlike every other debate. with five out of the eight candidates participating. Missing were the new Ontario Blue Party candidate, Taylor Russell, Giacomo Vezina from None of the Above Party, and the incumbent MPP Vic […]

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May Day. What does this have to do with me?

posted Sunday, May 1, 2022

by: in The Online Politician

We often hear the comments, “What does this have to do with me?” “Why do I need to vote?”, “What has the union done for me?” and “Why do I care about May Day?”. Do you notice the one common thing that pops up in these questions we often hear, is the word “I” or […]

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With politics, it’s often the same old, but change can happen…with you!

posted Wednesday, April 6, 2022

by: in The Online Politician

I have been sitting on this blog / article for quite some time, because I know many won’t get it, or many just won’t read it because it is about politics. The strange thing is, that so many people do not seem to understand that politics affect everything you do in your own life. There […]

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Freedom Facts and Figures

posted Saturday, January 29, 2022

by: in The Online Politician

Hi Pigeon. As the trucker convoy rolls across Canada, whether it be one hundred or fifty thousand trucks as no one seems to truly know, it raises the question if people really understand our political structure in Canada. First off, the concern for me, is that MPs and their staff are receiving death threats from […]

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Is diversity missing on air and in front of the camera?

posted Monday, December 13, 2021

by: in The Online Politician

Hi Pigeon! Times are changing, and I must wonder if big media keeping up with the changing times? You are sitting there saying to yourself, “What do you mean Geri?” We have companies hiring Diversity and Inclusion Managers, we have slogans like “ALL IN EQUITY,” we have demands on companies to be more inclusive, with […]

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Doug Ford, please take our minimum wage challenge

posted Thursday, November 25, 2021

by: in The Online Politician

Hello Pigeon! With recent changes to minimum wage here in Ontario, there has been lots of discussion about what a living wage is. During a recent press conference, Premier Doug Ford, claimed there is a labour shortage in Ontario, after announcing the minimum wage will go up to $15 per hour, even though he and […]

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Where did politics go when it comes to Pride organizations?

posted Tuesday, October 19, 2021

by: in The Online Politician

Hello Pigeon! Where have we been? It has been a struggle to keep my own sanity in check, just like many of you, but here we are Pigeon, still standing and still taking a step forward. We were hit with a federal election on top of everything else many of us are going through. Was […]

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You Get What You Pay For – Treat Employees With Fairness

posted Tuesday, July 6, 2021

by: in The Online Politician

Hello Pigeon, I have missed you so much! There is a lot of comments about people not wanting to return to work in offices by some employers / folks / politicians.  Some employers are having trouble filling some open positions. After looking at some of the companies and what they pay, why should anyone work […]

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