Tag Archives: Parliament

Fall Colours V

It looked like a perfect picture. I was in a conference room on the fourth floor of Centre Block on Parliament Hill. Through the gothic arched windows I could see the Gatineau Hills alive in a blaze of fall colour. “I must get a picture of this” I said to myself. “As soon as the […]

I wasn’t sure about whether I should continue the topic we have looked at the past couple of days, but the terrorist attack on Parliament Hill was a pivotal event for Canada, so I have decided it doesn’t hurt to look again at what I said about it in 2014.  TERROR STRIKES HOME (Published October […]

Reflections Once More

This post ran two years ago today in the immediate aftermath of the attack on Parliament Hill. The question raised, the striking of a balance between justice (which may at times be more vengeance) and love remains a difficult one. The natural response is to strike back at those who hurt you. The Christian imperative […]

Two Years Later

Two years ago today a lone gunman, who we discovered later had been inspired by ISIS and had just killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial, stormed through the front doors of the Centre Block of Parliament Hill. For many Canadians it was extremely disturbing to think that such a terrorist attack […]

Northern Birthers

The birther political scandal broke out in Canada this week. Of course we had to give it our own unique twist, so as not to be accused of copying the United States. Down south there have been persistent rumours that President Barack Obama was not born in the US, which would disqualify him from becoming […]

Assisted Dying II

The Canadian Parliament has started debating legislation legalizing what they are calling “Doctor Assisted Dying” – which to me is a euphemism for euthanasia. I have touched on the subject before, the first time a year ago, and it is safe to say I am not enthused about the prospect. Neither are many Parliamentarians. The […]

Assisted Dying I

The Canadian Parliament has started debating legislation legalizing what they are calling “Doctor Assisted Dying” – which to me is a euphemism for euthanasia. I have touched on the subject before, the first time a year ago, and it is safe to say I am not enthused about the prospect. Neither are many Parliamentarians. The […]