Category Society

A Nation Regrets

Last week Canadians watch those who would be Prime Minister debate the issues live on national television. There really wasn’t much debate. The consensus of the people I talked with afterward was that it was more a recitation of talking points mixed with personal attacks. None of the leaders really came across as leaders. Is […]

Thanksgiving Monday 2018

Due to some computer issues, I’m re-posting this from 2015. It is Thanksgiving Day in Canada today. I was going to give you a list of things I am thankful for, but I’m really not a list-maker, or at least not today. I could have shown you some pictures of the walk my wife and […]

The Immigration Debate – II

It is a hot election topic, and not just in Canada. Donald Trump expects to ride it to victory in 2020. It led to Angela Merkel’s decision not to seek another term as Chancellor of Germany. It fueled Brexit. But does anyone really understand immigration? It is a political hot potato in Canada’s fall election. […]

The Immigration Debate – I

Everyone has an opinion about immigration. That was clear as Canadian political leaders debated the subject Monday night. It is a major issue in Canada’s federal election. An emotionally charged one. The truth is that immigration is one of those issues that shouldn’t be a matter of much debate. Canada needs immigrants. We have a big […]

Capitalism and Climate Change

They came out by the thousands, the tens of thousands and the hundreds of thousands. What happens next? Nothing. Friday they rallied in cities across the globe calling in leaders to do more to address the issue of climate change. Many teenagers took, or were given, the day off school to let their voices be […]

Need I Say More?

Let’s call this “Throwback Thursday” with this post from October 2014.   If a picture really is worth a thousand words, then I don’t need to say too much today. Maybe it’s my eyes, but taking the shade into account, I don’t think the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence. […]

Perilous Surfing

Took a look at my “bulk mail” folder yesterday and now I have questions about spam. If I go to a car dealer’s website, I get inundated with vehicle ads for weeks afterward. That’s because I don’t feel the need to spend time hiding my online activities. My life is an open book. I’m not […]