Archive for Peter Montreuil

Peter’s Politics

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , on July 30, 2020 by segarini

As the most cursory examination of my Facebook timeline indicates, my political views lean to the left. In short, I am a Liberal/liberal. In the States I would be considered a Democrat. a) I feel very strongly that universal health care, well funded public education, universal human rights, affordable housing and decent wages would not spell the end of Civilization as we know it. In fact, if we devoted our energy, resources and attention to meeting these conditions, it would go a long way toward resolving many of the problems that we try to grapple with on a daily basis in society, in my opinion.

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Peter VS the Pandemic Poltroons

Posted in COVID 19, Family, life, Opinion with tags , , , , , on July 23, 2020 by segarini

” I have a medical condition…!” Or, why are some people so f***ing stupid?

This week’s column is about a subject completely different from what I originally intended to write about. THAT subject will be addressed next week.

Anyone else notice that things have been a little different over the last few months? Anyone else have an uneasy feeling about their environment lately? Anyone else evaluating the respective responses of the various levels of government to ” the new normal ” ?

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Peter Ponders The Problems at Hand

Posted in life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on July 16, 2020 by segarini

As I tell anyone who will listen, I worked for Unemployment Insurance and its successors for over 40 years. I  learned a lot of things about people over that time, especially about unemployed people.

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Peter Stays Cool with Lucy the Fan

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2020 by segarini

This week’s column will be yet another potpourri. I have looked at several different topics to write about, but rapidly changing events and the dreadful heat which has gripped Toronto “by the throat” has made me decide to address a number of issues today.

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Peter Proudly Shares His Pride

Posted in life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , on July 2, 2020 by segarini

I am writing this week’s column from the only point of view which I can claim any familiarity with, that of a happily heterosexual middle aged caucasian male. Most of the people who know me in real life like me because I am a nice guy, and my Facebook friends who don’t know me personally like me mainly because of my sense of humour. Most of society likes, or at least tolerates me, because I fit in. I am a typical ” straight ” white man.

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Peter and Betty Get Ignited

Posted in Family, life, Opinion, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2020 by segarini

My last column touched on the process of getting Internet and cable access at Chez Montreuil. As a lot happened after my press deadline, I decided this week to fill in the blanks for you, Loyal Reader.

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Peter Tries to Ignite for Betty

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on June 18, 2020 by segarini

This week’s column will be brief, as my unlimited Internet is down and I am using my smartphone data plan.

As you may know, my dear Betty has moved in with me and we are working on getting Chez Montreuil functioning to her liking a). Progress is being made, slow and steady, but Progress nonetheless

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Peter the Nimble

Posted in life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2020 by segarini

Things at Chez Montreuil are coming together nicely, so this week, I am going back to revisit some of the stranger events of my track career. As I was thinking through my memories, these three came front and centre. so here they are.

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Peter and Coco Share the Remote

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2020 by segarini

As this column is published, I will be about to experience a new and glorious era here at Chez Montreuil. The downside of this, of course, is that I must deal with the Augean Stables of my apartment. Hence, a brief, punchy, “punchdrunk?” column again this week.

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Peter Speaks Out

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2020 by segarini
This week, events have forced me to write on a different topic than I had intended to, so you will have to wait to read some more about my “feats of doing” on the field of honour.
Although the genesis of this week’s column dates back to February, 2020, its origins go back much farther than that, back to the beginning of time, in fact. Not everybody is, or has been, happy with their lot in life, or indeed, with the fact that some people just might get “a piece of the pier” which some sociopathic people feel is undeserved.
And of course, these people will base their judgements on such valid criteria as race, religion, national origin or language. For purposes of discussion today, I am going to focus on the use of “sex” as the yardstick.

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