Category Archives: Politics

The Influence of Youth

“Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.” – Pierre Berton After all of the news regarding the Alabama legislation today to redefine abortion, the White House basically flipping off the Congress by refusing […]
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And the Children Shall Lead the Way

“You who are on the roadMust have a code that you can live byAnd so become yourselfBecause the past is just a good-bye.Teach your children well,Their father’s hell did slowly go by,And feed them on your dreamsThe one they picks, the one you’ll know by.Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you […]
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Political Promises, Vote Baits

“Those who don’t value their words, will never value your wishes.” ― Amit Kalantri I have put off writing for a week while my brain adjusted to the realities of the latest provincial election. In between writing this and the outcome of a very disruptive election period in Alberta was Easter. I am not a “religious” person […]
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PUSHING THE REFRESH BUTTON

“The process of empowerment cannot be simplistic defined in accordance with our own particular class interest. We must learn to lift as we climb”. ANGELA DAVIES Well for the sixth time in my life I have returned to Calgary and this time to stay. I have seen the rest of Canada so it is time […]
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The Edge of the Wedge

A wedge issue is a political or social issue, often of a controversial or divisive nature, which splits apart a demographic or population group We seem to have been thrust into what has become quite a controversial election season.  British Columbia held a province wide vote Saturday (October 20) to renew every municipal government in […]
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Calgary 2026, Redefining Legacy

“Legacy is not leaving something for people, it’s leaving something IN people” – Peter Strople Calgarians will go to the polls November 13, 2018 for, what appears to be, a straight forward plebiscite on whether or not to pursue the bid for the 2026 Olympics.  True to form this has become a very polarizing issue with […]
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Democracy is Chess, Not Checkers

“People shouldn’t be afraid of their governments.  Governments should be afraid of their people” – Alan Moore, V for Vendetta I am blown away by the apparent pettiness of that sack of air the people of Ontario elected to guide their province.  I haven’t lived in Toronto for over 40 years and at the time […]
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The “Yes, But” Person

“Compromise is not about losing.  It is about deciding the other person has just as much right to be happy with the end result as you do.” – Donna Martini  I am sitting here engulfed in the fall out of the BC forest fires, thick smoke heavy enough to taste and that’s from five hundred […]
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The Road Forward, The Path Behind

“One can talk good and shower down roses, but it’s the receiver who has to walk through the thorns, and all its false expectations” – Anthony Liccione  I just read an article by a Chris Lenart describing the involvement of fathers in the lives of their disabled child.  I don’t know Chris personally and there is […]
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Redefining Social Justice – Part 2, Knowing Your Place is Not Knowing your Role

“Never fry bacon wearing a tank top on while sitting in a wheelchair” – Ancient Chinese Proverb I have always considered myself a political “centrist”.  There isn’t a political party that hasn’t presented a few platform I agree with and others I don’t.  But that is alright, that is what makes me a centrist and […]
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