Tag Archives: responsible government

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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Are You a Consumer or a Voter?

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 […]
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Bringing Back Democracy

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 […]
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Denial More Than a River

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 […]
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