Tag Archives: Canada

Questions Canadians Won’t Ask

Returning after a four-year absence, there is a sense that this is not the Canada I left. Maybe it is the pandemic, but it feels like there is something more. I’ve been asking questions, pointing out absurdities, and people are staring at me as if I am from another planet. There is a climate of […]

Speaking The Truth?

“They believed they were doing the right thing.” You probably can think of situations where that has been true for others, incidents where the passage of time has proven that it was the wrong thing. Maybe that is true of something you have done yourself. Maybe it was just a little thing. Maybe it was […]

Whose Life Is Worth More?

Last year the Canadian government boasted of its hard work to protect Canadians from COVID-19. Before any vaccine had been deve;loped, it entered into agreements with several pharmaceutical companies to purchase doses if they were successful. Deals were signed for hundreds of millions of doses to cover a population of 38 million. Details are secret, […]

Bellvue House

Sir John A. Macdonald has been in the news a lot lately, and not much of it was complimentary. Strange for someone who died in 1891. I’ve been thinking I should write about the resurgent Macdonald controversy, and I do plan to do so when work calms down a bit. Maybe this post from 2016 […]

I Was Wrong

Canada has a new Governor General, although she hasn’t actually started the job yet. From what I know of her, Mary Simon seems as qualified as anyone for a difficult and thankless job. Back in January I made a prediction as to who the next Governor General was going to be. I couldn’t have been […]

On The Brink Of War

Let’s take a trip back in time today. To the Cold War. And two a post from five years ago.  I grew up in a society that prepared for a war that never happened. That is something we can all be thankful for. The Cold War was the longest major conflict of the 20th century, […]

Canceling Canada

It is a holiday in Canada today, though many have chosen not to observe it. Today we celebrate the 154th anniversary of the founding of the nation. Or some of us will. There are those who say there is nothing to celebrate. Last year most events were canceled due to COVID-19. This year COVID is still […]

Who Is In Charge?

I always thought Canada was a democracy and Parliament, the maker of laws, was supreme. Apparently the governing Liberal Party and the Prime Minister don’t think so. They are suing the Speaker of the House of Commons, an MP from their own party, over the release of doocuments that Parliament has asked for and the […]

Ballot Casting Time

Back in Canada I have been feeling a little conflicted as to what should be filling this space. So today a compromise. There is so much happening in Canada, politically and socially, stuff that has nothing (or at least very little) to do with COVID-19. However, I have the impression that sometimes when I delve […]

Government Logic

In order to slow down the spread of COVID-19 the Government of Canada has introduced measures restricting travel, including a manadatory 14-day home quarantine for those entering the country. The civil rights violations are before the courts, as many feel government has overstepped its authority. I’m supportive of necessary measures to preserve public health during […]