Tag Archives: Stephen Harper

Living in the Shadows

Franklin D. Roosevelt is credited with the saying “there is nothing to fear but fear itself”.   That statement was part of his inauguration speech in 1933.  And yet today we have a government that campaigns on fear and prejudice rather than good policy and the protection of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. And […]
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That Was Then, Has Now Changed

Well after my Sunday rant it is time to move on with something more progressive.  “Progressive”, something that seems to be fading in the new Canadian political culture.  Time to move on and see if Canada is still open for business. Of late I have been paying close attention to the whole niqab issue which […]
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Canadian Election 2015 – Day 1

DISCLAIMER, THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT.  NO MONIES OR PARTY SUPPORT IS COMING FOR THIS ARTICLE OR THE ONES TO COME.  THEY ARE SIMPLY A CONCERNED CITIZEN ACCESSING THEIR CHARTER RIGHTS OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. Prime Minister Stephen Harper took a short walk this morning to the Governor Generals home and dropped the writ […]
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Re-imagining Healthcare

Confession, I must admit I was a little rattled to read about the health care costs being unsustainable with the advancing tsunami of seniors, not only on the horizon but lapping up the beach.  And let me tell you I can’t create a scarier picture than some all-inclusive resort filled with beaches of 70 year olds […]
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Lets Try Again

A number of months ago I decided to discontinue these posts.  To be honest I wasn’t seeing much sense to them anymore.  I wasn’t sure how many people were actually listening.  The changes happening under the current government appear to be just speeding up the erosion process.  The only time I ever hear Harper making […]
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Supporting Our Veterans in the 21st Century

It is Remembrance Day in 2014.  It is the day we remember those who sacrificed for our country.  We remember those who gave their lives in the Great War of a 100 years ago.  It is a day we remember veterans like my father who served in World War 2.  It is a day for […]
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Our Climate, Our Earth

The United Nations Climate Summit was billed as a way to galvanize and catalyze climate action prior to the 2015 Paris meeting.  Of the over 150 world leaders that attended Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper would not.  Apparently he felt it would be more important to attend events focused on maternal and child health.  A […]
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Fact or Fiction?

I am getting really tired of people telling me there is nothing they can do about the current attacks on our democracy when the topic of politics comes up.  What they don’t seem to realize is that by taking that attitude they are contributing to the stripping away of the Canadian democracy.  And one of […]
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Looks Like a Duck, Talks Like a Duck but it isn’t a Duck

Two issues in the news today caught my attention.  The first was no charges will be coming forth regarding the robocall affair.  With the exception of Michael Sona, whose court case begins June 2, Elections Canada states there is insufficient information to show “intent”. I guess where that causes me concerns is the focus on […]
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Pipelines and Tankers

Well the people of Kitimat, and by extension the citizens of BC, had their say yesterday, April 12/14.  They held their own plebiscite and said “NO” to the Northern Gateway Pipeline.  Now granted this is a non-binding vote but it still goes down in the books as citizens taking action and rejecting a potentially serious […]
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