Friday, November 28, 2008
Times of Crisis Calls for a Coalition
Mr. Harper did not bring forth an economic stimulus package and he refuses to meet the elected representatives instead he dissolves Parliament for a week when a motion not to his liking is put forth. How can he be so undemocratic and delay the vote of the people's elected representatives. The last 2 elections made it clear Canadians do not want Harper to have a majority.
I for one look forward to a coalition that will respond to support ordinary Canadians in a time of crisis.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Time For Canadian Nationalism
Now is a time to open up NAFTA to get rid of Chapter 11 and the proportional sharing clause that requires we maintain the flow of energy to US at our expense. Since free trade came into effect close to 70% of Canada's crude and 60% of our natural gas goes to US which is an increase from 33% and 25% in 1985.
Federal governments over the last 25 years have lost their vision to provide good government for all Canadians to protect us by ensuring national policies are strengthened in a variety of sectors; energy, equal health care accessibility, a national communication plan, a new national public transportation system (pipelines, rail and road). We now export ample amounts of oil to make the country self sufficient but we import 49% of our oil needs. At the same time the National Energy Board has been undermined so pipe lines to the US are built before our own national needs are secured.
The opening of NAFTA can be used to strengthen our national security while at the same time a full disclosure of regulator integration changes under the Security Prosperity Partnership negotiations should come to Parliament for approval.
Governments have a moral responsibility to enhance Canada's sovereignty and national interests by strengthening the fundamental structures, institutions and values that make us distinct.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Truth by Example
How can this man be a leader let alone expect us to trust him.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Canada For Sale
I believe Canada has a wonderful depth of museums that help us identify who we are as a nation. This is why past governments that understood the importance of the government establishing and running institutions that make us proud to be Canadian. I do not believe we can put a dollar value on our national heritage.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Harper Keeps his Promise
No matter they dress it up ,tight economic times, to do it at that hour when parliament is not sitting and MPs are not available to comment, shows the dark side of this Conservative Parties disregard for our history, culture, and institutions of the Country.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
A Moment of Quite
We owe them so much and continue to do so today.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Intoleranace and Subtle Racism
This intolerance is part of the reason Dion lost the election. The attitude toward non-English speaking Canadians when we have tow official languages is subtle racism. An English speaking politician going into Quebec is cut slack and we say "at least he tried" but for a French speaking Canadian/ politician who speaks our other official language English Canadians not cut them the same slack. As Gilles Duceppe put it in Canada there are two official languages, English and simultaneous translation. The demand that Dion speak perfect English and the lack of tolerance for his disability to hear certain sounds and therefore miss certain parts of words/questions makes me sad to be a Canadian.
Dion may not have done as well in Englich speaking Canada but he improved the party's position in Quebec. Fellow Qubecers acepted the professors ideas and vision he had for a better Canada.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Unexpectedly Methane Gas Levels Rise
I tremble when I think of our current Government's total lack of commitment to real CO2 emissions cuts to slow and reverse global warming and to protect our world. We missed a golden opportunity in the last election to take positive action with a new vision for Canada.