Monthly Archives: March 2014

What Change?

Mr. Harper would have Canadians believe we were voting for change when we elected (and I use the term “we” very loosely) his Party.  And it is his Harper’s party, not Canada’s party.  His actions and his Party’s actions speak … Continue reading

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Politics or Partisanship?

I must admit I am quite pleased over the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision regarding the proposed appointment of Marc Nadon to their midst.  The SCOC did what they were designed to do, protect the law and, by extension, the … Continue reading

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Social Contracts, do they mean anything?

I have been following this latest issue in regards to “social contracts” in Canada and what has been promised to veterans.  Let me start by presenting a common definition of “social contract”.  According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary and many … Continue reading

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Policy for the Masses or the Ideologues?

I have noticed over the past twenty years or so a distinct change in how government policy is created.  When creating policy or programs government appears more focused on the rule breakers rather than the program users.  In other words … Continue reading

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Chipping Away at Age

When you first arrive to Kelowna you quickly discover there are two types of seniors.  There are the ones my age closer to 60 than 90 and there are 80+ like my mother.  When you are here to help out … Continue reading

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What Defines What?

I have been following the Paralympics in Sochi and it got me to thinking about my first competition.  I was 17 at the time and competed in the first Canadian National Wheelchair Sports Game held in Montreal in 1967.  It … Continue reading

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Policies of Convenience!

This government just becomes more unbelievable every day.  A government with a history of passing around “private” information as in the Sean Bruyea and Dennis Manuge cases, for example, is now hiding behind the protection of personal privacy to avoid answering a … Continue reading

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