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Paul Mott

Host, The Motts Show

For many years the Motts, Carol and Paul, have been a fixture on Toronto radio, entertaining, enlightening, and at times enraging (mostly Paul) audiences throughout southern Ontario. Both Carol and Paul originally worked separately, Paul, as news director at CJRN Radio in Niagara Falls during its hay days of talk, and Carol, doing talk, hosting an interview program and writing award winning commercials. They were put together as a husband and wife talk team and the rest is history. Standard Broadcasting wooed the team numerous times and finally the Motts moved their brand to CFRB Radio. After 16 successful years The Motts have taken their show to the World Wide Web and are carried by four radio stations in Ontario. They can be heard weekdays from 11 a.a until noon at
Watching the Nightmare Unfold in

Watching the Nightmare Unfold in Newtown

Just now we are getting to know the people behind the numbers. Twenty-six dead, but who are they? The stories of immense courage are coming out, teachers running toward the sound of gunshots, some shielding children with their bodies. I don't know if anything can make this worse, but that this happened at a time of year that fills that age of innocence with such excitement and wonder just adds another level of heartbreak.
12/17/2012 12:21 EST
Stop Treating Two Prank-Calling DJs Like

Stop Treating Two Prank-Calling DJs Like Killers

To those calling for the heads of two young Aussie DJs, who they believe are responsible for the death of a London hospital worker... time to take a pill, people! When MC and Mel, of Sydney's 2Day FM, placed a crank call to London's King Edward VII Hospital, there's no way on earth they could have foreseen, that it might play a part in a tragic event like this. What are these two actually guilty of?
12/10/2012 10:25 EST
The Real Victims of Teachers vs. Dalton McGuinty? The

The Real Victims of Teachers vs. Dalton McGuinty? The Students

The kids are just back to school and already much of what they enjoy in extra-curricular activities is being whittled away. Once again they are pawns to be used in a political game. What do you remember from your school days? I'd venture to say that many of the memories come not from what happened in class but from those extra-curricular activities, the life lessons learned and the great teachers who supported you in that quest.
09/25/2012 05:53 EDT
Rob Ford Fumbles in Match With the

Rob Ford Fumbles in Match With the Star!

<em>Star</em> lovers, and their numbers are many, have every right to expect that news out of Toronto City Hall, that may well affect their lives, will be shared with their favourite paper. After all, they too are the mayor's constituents.
12/06/2011 12:49 EST
Did the French Magazine Get What it

Did the French Magazine Get What it Deserved?

In a free society, few will argue that <em>Charlie</em>, or anyone else for that matter, doesn't have the right to poke fun and freedom of expression should be defended. But having the RIGHT to do something doesn't always make it right. And it's certainly no shield against retaliation. Right, <em>Charlie</em>?
11/07/2011 02:19 EST
Dopey War on

Dopey War on Drugs

I don't buy for one second that the big minds on the House Judiciary Committee actually believe this bit of nonsense will help turn the war on drugs, an effort that was doomed to failure from the get-go. People want what people want, and no number of laws, no matter how strictly enforced, will stop them from getting it.
10/14/2011 03:13 EDT
Mr. Obama, Put Up That

Mr. Obama, Put Up That Wall!

What the Yanks do on their side of the border is their business. For all I care, they can build a wall coast to coast as long as their taxpayers are footin' the bill... not one penny from OUR coffers.
10/03/2011 04:51 EDT
So Long

So Long Summer!

He says... I don't know about you, but it seems that the last time I checked my watch it was half-past May, and I was still
09/17/2011 09:18 EDT
Last Word on Jack

Last Word on Jack Layton

A lot has been said about the kind of grief Canadians have been showing for Jack Layton. Is it contrived? Why such public spectacles? Is it a true outpouring of emotion? For some it seemed clear they wanted their 15 minutes of fame and would grieve publicly and put on a performance for the cameras.
08/29/2011 02:51 EDT
British PM Punishes

British PM Punishes Punks

Following the riots that tore through the heart of Her Majesty's realm, Cameron came out swingin'. He told the world that England wouldn't tolerate this kind of behaviour. Now, if we could only get you this side of the pond to deal with the Vancouver riot, I'm sure things would move along a little quicker.
08/23/2011 11:54 EDT
Once a Separatist, Always a

Once a Separatist, Always a Separatist?

Minister of Transport Denis Lebel's Bloc Québécois story differs from that of Nycole Turmel's. He walked away from the separatist gang more than a decade ago, not months ago. And, of course, the biggest difference between them is that he's not the leader of the party.
08/10/2011 01:17 EDT
Why Rob Ford's Flip Off Is a Big Political

Why Rob Ford's Flip Off Is a Big Political Fumble

While the mayor fessed up to talking on a cell phone while driving, he claimed giving "the bird" to a taxpayer was a "misunderstanding." So, he did it, but didn't mean it? The offended taxpayer wasn't his target, just collateral damage? Sorry Mr. Mayor, what we have here is a failure to communicate
07/29/2011 11:15 EDT
Somalia's Image Deficit: Helping or Hurting

Somalia's Image Deficit: Helping or Hurting Aid?

Once again the pictures of little children starving in Somalia break your heart. But this time there are other pictures that come to mind too: warlords, pirates, radical Islamists... Many will remember when the world was there to help and just how badly it turned out.
07/25/2011 11:06 EDT
The Naughty

The Naughty Nudist

While some feel there is a serious issue of freedom of expression at play in Brian Coldin's nudity case, there is a time and place to express yourself. I'm no prude, but the sight of some dude with his 'pendulum' a-sway for all to behold, is something I can live without!
07/12/2011 12:41 EDT
Time Flies for Parents of

Time Flies for Parents of Graduates

Clad in her robe and hood, our daughter received her degree. We got to relive that experience as our son followed in his big sister's foot steps... and I scored my second diploma! I say "I," because they are mine! I laid claim to them when the kids were young.
07/05/2011 07:50 EDT
Rob Ford Has a Better Idea? Picks Cottage Over Pride

Rob Ford Has a Better Idea? Picks Cottage Over Pride Parade

Rob Ford has lost an opportunity here to show that he is the mayor of all the people. He had said on the night of his election, "To the people that didn't vote for me I will work hard to earn your trust and I will deliver the change you can be proud of." I hope he changes his mind.
06/28/2011 08:03 EDT
Squeegee Clean? He Says...She

Squeegee Clean? He Says...She Says...

They muddy your windshield and assault your wipers and aerial. And for their 'work' they want to be paid. In Toronto this week, a man waved one of them off. When ignored, he got out of his car, and was beaten about the head. Other cities have run them off, and if the political will is there, Toronto can do it too.
06/13/2011 12:15 EDT
Rihanna's 'Man Down' Video: He Says, She

Rihanna's 'Man Down' Video: He Says, She Says

Did Rihanna's character regret killing her assaulter? Or was killing him was the right thing to do? That was a cold-blooded premeditated murder when there was no threat against her. If that video were the whole story, the woman portrayed would end up behind bars.
06/06/2011 09:52 EDT