My father was a veteran and he was proud of it. I was proud of my father as a vet. My father joined the army in 1941 to fight in World War 2. He was from a Mennonite family and protected from fighting for religious reasons so he didn't have to join but he choose … Continue reading My Father was a Veteran
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 much louder than his words. Twelve years ago he was condemning the government of the … Continue reading What Change?
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 Constitution. I feel bad for Mr. Nadon because, unfortunately, he appeared to be nothing more … Continue reading Politics or Partisanship?
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 rather than focusing on the needs of the end users they focus on that small … Continue reading Policy for the Masses or the Ideologues?
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 question on how Canadian tax dollars are used. Personal privacy doesn't appear to be an … Continue reading Policies of Convenience!
Let me start by expressing my concern over the situation in the Ukraine and voice my support for the Ukrainian people, both over there and here in Canada. For once I agree with our government in the condemnation of these actions. With that said I am concerned over just how seriously Canada's voice is being … Continue reading International Gesturing or Dismantling Foreign Policy
I am using this picture done by a close friend of mine to provide a visual example of my point today. I call it "Hidden in the Shadows" for a reason. On the surface it looks very nice and peaceful. However what effect would it have if I gave you details about the person using … Continue reading Hidden in the Shadows
As many of you are aware I moved to Kelowna to assist my aging mother. Life can be pretty complicated at times but especially when you are 87 years old. Lately her health has been declining and she is needing more support service to maximize her independence while staying in her budget. She is, like … Continue reading Are All Politicians Equal?
A little late but Happy New Year everyone. My holiday season was relatively quiet but a very pleasurable event. The presence of my son, grandson and ex at my place for Christmas not only made my Christmas but had my mother beside herself with pleasure. With my son and ex coming from greater distances the … Continue reading Governance or Marketing?
This morning I read about potentially the fourth suicide in less than ten days by another member of the Canadian military. There are suspicion that all four were dealing with PTSD. Yesterday Liberal Senator Roméo Dallaire, a true Canadian hero in my opinion, had a minor fender bender on his way to the Senate. With … Continue reading Support Services Spelt SUICIDE!