From 2014 to 2020, Erin wrote a series of blogs on issues impacting Canada and his riding of Durham. He also chronicled the changing geopolitical landscape during this time and the creeping influence of social media on politics and society. We invite you to explore these blogs that were often published in local, and occasionally national, papers. From 2020 onward, Erin focused on the Blue Skies podcast and eventually his Blue Skies Substack page, so you can explore his ongoing examination of issues on those sites.

There are many times as a politician that I wish I had the ability to be in two places at once, but in the absence of having a doppelganger, I will often miss a terrific event because I am attending another. Saturday night the Rotary Clubs of Port Perry and Courtice held their annual dinners; […]

As a lawyer and politician, I have always found the term “slippery slope” to be regularly overused. The full consequences of a change in our laws and the ultimate impact on society can never be forecast perfectly at the time of a court decision or move of a government, so it is never clear where […]

My mother always told me that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. So, to start off my column on the Budget of 2016 I am going to speak about a few parts I liked. I was happy to see the new Liberal government enhanced infrastructure spending for municipalities. […]

The poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “[d]eath comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold”. This quote came to mind this week in both a positive sense and in a negative one. I am proud that the positive stems from the passionate work by […]

With my local news articles and essay blogs I try to always share with the community my views on a range of issues. I appreciate that some of our great local papers have run these articles over the years and I also try and distribute them through an online blog and through social media. The […]