Category Politics

Politically Correct/Historically Incorrect

The Governor General has apologized. I wish he hadn’t. David Johnston was in political hot water over a radio interview he gave, where he said (and I am paraphrasing) that all Canadians were immigrants; it was only a matter of when your ancestors came to this country. Even Canada’s First Nations, our aboriginal peoples, were […]

Random Thoughts While Watching The Convention

I was originally planning on attending last Saturday’s Conservative Leadership Convention, but a change of schedule meant I couldn’t make it to Toronto. So I watched on television. I jotted down some thoughts as the show progressed. Since I already had a number of posts scheduled, this is the first opportunity. There were, as I […]

The Next Prime Minister

A week from today Canadians will find out who will be the new leader of the Conservative Party (and potentially our next Prime Minister). I for one will be thankful that with the vote the email barrage will stop. Our Prime Minister is not elected. He or she is the leader of the party able […]

Prediction Time

You may have noticed that I have purposely avoided mention of Donald Trump in this space since he was sworn in as President of the United States. For those suffering from Trump Withdrawal Syndrome, this one’s for you. The traditional 100 days by which a President is first judged has passed. Reactions are mixed. His […]

March For Life 2017 – III

The annual March For Life received more media attention than usual this year. Normally the media ignores the event completely. Thursday though there was a tempest in the Ottawa teapot. A pro-life flag was raised over Ottawa City Hall.  It was quickly removed. Accusations were hurled. The Mayor was blamed (he’s pro-choice and says he […]

March For Life 2017 – II

I had this nagging feeling I shouldn’t accept the request to speak to the seniors’ group at church on May 11, but I couldn’t remember why. So I said yes. That was yesterday, the day of the annual March For Life. Because I was speaking in the late morning I didn’t get downtown until after […]

March For Life 2017

They are going to be on Parliament Hill this afternoon, thousands of people with a cause trying to make their voices heard. For the most part, what they are saying will fall on deaf ears. Today is the annual March For Life, a celebration of humanity and a rejection of abortion and euthanasia. It is […]