"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 … Continue reading Democracy is Chess, Not Checkers
With the Canadian Thanksgiving behind us and the new Throne Speech being put forward for the next sitting of Parliament what better time to do a little overview of the evolving Canadian democracy. As a starting point I decided to review the definition of democracy. The definition I am using reads "A form of government … Continue reading Are You a Consumer or a Voter?
There is a by-election coming up in Calgary-Centre in a couple of days which has the potential to send a powerful message to our politicians in Ottawa. There has been a lot of unrest in this riding for some time but it has remained staunchly Conservative for over forty years. It has remained that way … Continue reading Bringing Back Democracy
Oct 13/12 – Well it is a gorgeous day in Calgary, sunny and warm, no wind. Plus it is only 2:30 Saturday afternoon and I have run out of things to do. There are a lot of other things I could be doing but when you have a wheelchair that creaks’ as much as mine … Continue reading Denial More Than a River