Archive for the ‘Our Toronto / Toronto Free Press / Canada Free Press Columns’ Category

“Critical Times”

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

“Both David Kidd and his running-mate Helen Kennedy have held executive office in the Communist Party, and have demonstrated a willingness to use their positions in the labour movement to advance communist interests not just in Canada, but internationally as well.”

Jeff Goodall, “Fight Back”: October 28th, 2002.

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“OPP probes computer fiasco”

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

“Regular readers may remember that my employment with the city of Toronto came to an abrupt end after Toronto Free Press carried two articles I had written regarding problems and inefficiencies within the Finance Department Accounting Division following amalgamation. The dismissal settlement includes a statement that I was not fired, and I received a generous payoff at the taxpayers’ expense.”

Jeff Goodall, “Fight Back”: Canada Free Press, October 7th, 2002.

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“Rebels and reindeer”

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Well, anybody who’s reindeer-friendly can’t be all bad, so I’ll vote for him. I just wish they were all that easy to figure out!” 

Jeff Goodall, “Fight Back”: Canada Free Press, November 3rd, 2003.

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“Oddities of war”

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Unfortunately, during the period of the Palestine Mandate, members of the Stern Gang and the Irgun Zwei, who had received military training from the British, showed the same eagerness to kill their former friends and benefactors as they had demonstrated in killing the Germans who had persecuted them.”

Jeff Goodall, “Fight Back”: Canada Free Press, June 9th, 2003.

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“The great pretender”

Friday, July 1st, 2011

To my mind, Jeff Rose is a predatory opportunist who has always sucked everything he can get out of every place he has ever been. He is an arrogant, me-first elitist who wouldn’t know “working class” from a hole in the ground, and he is not a “trade unionist” in any meaningful sense of the word.” 

Jeff Goodall, “Fight Back”: Canada Free Press, January 6th, 2003.

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“This old house”

Friday, July 1st, 2011

“…at my house, we only have two seasons, ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’. ‘Bad’ starts on that sad day when I close the washroom window and the back door and seal them up with masking tape. ‘Good’ begins the instant it’s warm enough for them to be re-opened.”

Jeff Goodall, “Fight Back”: Canada Free Press, December 8th, 2003.

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“Intangible assets”

Friday, July 1st, 2011

So Jeff, even after 20 years of honest work at Toronto City Hall, there is no such thing as security. As for me, there is the comfort of knowing that for 10 years I had to answer to nobody but myself. The wolf is still panting at the door and there are no condos in Florida to which to run and relax.

The main difference is that even so, I’m still here.”

Judi McLeod, Editor’s Desk: Canada Free Press, August 8 – 29th, 2000.

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“The no-fault quagmire”

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

…the much-reduced involvement of judges in most cases means that judicial oversight is lacking, making it easier for fraud artists to rip-off the system. The costs of these rip-offs are then passed along in the form of higher premiums. And, as auto insurance has been compulsory since 1980, insurance companies have a vast and ever-expanding captive market.”

Jeff Goodall, “Fight Back”: Canada Free Press, September 29th, 2003.

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“The onslaught of tyranny”

Monday, June 27th, 2011

I have had the experience of being interviewed for UIC job training assistance, and having to fill out a form to claim any entitlement to preferential treatment. If one cannot “self-identify” as a member of any of the approved groups, then one has by default “self-identified” as being of European origin, and thus a valid target for discrimination and second-rate service.” 

Jeff Goodall, “Fight Back”: Canada Free Press, August 4th, 2003.

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“Too much Pavlov”

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Indeed, says Judi, “…my lectures to Jeff Goodall are unlikely to change anything now that he’s gone over to the other side.” She then praises David Horowitz of FrontpageMagazine.com, and approvingly reprints his juvenile ranting about “Palestinians and Arabs who kill their own children by strapping bombs to them and letting them blow up other children–Jew children– so that they will go to heaven and their families will receive a $25,000 award.”

Jeff Goodall, ‘Fight Back’: Canada Free Press, March 3rd, 2003.

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