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Fact Checking Fun

I can’t look ….

Yesterday I posted something on Facebook.

It was two facts and then my opinion on those two related facts.

I told anyone who wanted to read my post that there were two things that were significant that occurred some years ago and that I felt things started to go wrong there.

The two things were political things in that they were things done by the persons who were the elected premieres of my province at the times in question.

And then I suggested that this was where things began to go down hill.

Down hill?

Well, within the confines of the topic, I thought it was about right.

I don’t want a political discussion here, but I would like to outline the facts. The premier of my province in 1998 took apart a publicly owned utility called Ontario Hydro (that’s Canadian for provincially owned electric company) and left it as five separate entities. One of those entities was the company that generated power, and one was the company that sold it to the public. The plan was for these companies to become private.

Somewhere in the early 2000’s a very short lived premier attempted to sell off at least one of those companies, he did not last long in office though i will not suggest here that it was because of this attempt. He was, by and large, an ineffectual and misguided man, in my opinion.

And me?

I am a citizen of this province where these things happened. I am a tax payer. I am a user of electricity and a payer of electric bills. The money I pay goes to that company that was created to bill for the hydro that is delivered to me by the company that was created to do that. I feel like I am not overstating my position when I say that the management of five companies might actually require a lot more overhead than the management of one and I am not happy paying for that.

The premieres that made these changes and attempts were both members of the party here in Canada that hangs its hat on the idea that if we make businesses happy they will take care of people. Again, that’s my opinion, that’s how I perceive this party.

So why talk about this?

That’s a valid question.

This is a blog about ADHD, and this story is about politics.

And I’ve even stated that I don’t want to discuss these things here. I was just giving you the facts.

But here’s a couple more facts …

I work for a news media outlet that is wholly on line.

Part of the organizations online presence is a Facebook page which I have access to.

And I have ADHD, combined type. I get excited about things … and I am inattentive.

So yes

I posted my opinion on the page belonging to my employer, so it looked like our proudly and defiantly unbiased media outlet was stating an opinion, taking a stand.

So along with being excited, and being inattentive, I will also now partake in that other ADHD thing that many of us have in common …

I’ll be apologetic.

Sorry boss.

Fact Checking Fun

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2019). Fact Checking Fun. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 8, 2020, from


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