Linda Hammerschmid

Of Mice And Men

I was reading a column by Dr. Joe Schwarcz recently and his resumé of the position of Woodrow Monte, an “Internet vocal”, made me reflect on the worldwide campaign by such groups as PETA to eliminate “medical” ...
Linda Hammerschmid

Are you “Mad as Hell” yet?

Well I have been for sometime now over stories I read in print media or hear on radio and TV. I’m sure many of you, like myself, feel helpless to deal with the numerous “faits accomplis” we are recipients of ev...
Linda Hammerschmid

Why smoke is still getting in our eyes

I was planning to write a letter to The Gazette about the article “Bar Owners’ group Vows to fight Quebec Smoking Ban on Terrasses” that appeared in the Saturday, May 2nd, edition, written by Geoffrey Vendevill...
Linda Hammerschmid

Can We Learn From Our Past?

Can We Learn From Our Past? Why, year after year, decade after decade, do we read of the same problems that befall us? Why do we not learn from the past? The above quote surely answers these questions as we se...
Linda Hammerschmid

2014: Tax deductible legal fees

Ask The Hammer Every year I come across a certain number of people who have been through Family Law proceedings and are not aware that they may be entitled to a tax deduction for the legal fees, or a portion...
Linda Hammerschmid

Does privacy exist in Family Matters?

Dear Readers: Yes and no! There are few sacrosanct privileged communication areas left in our Technological Society today. Every word and every action seem doomed to immediate Internet social media exposure. So...