After a week of political craziness I thought I would finish up on some observations. But let me start with an article which gets to the heart of the political matter. Especially for those unfamiliar of our system of government. Read the rest of this entry »
You can accept the fact that this [Country] is headed for a disaster of biblical proportion.
old testament, real wrath of God type stuff, fire and brimstone coming down from the sky, rivers and seas boiling.
From one of these I quote:
“A friend in Prague asks for an update on what he tells me “looks like a weird constitutional crisis in Canada” when viewed from a distance. I assure him that it looks like a weird constitutional crisis when viewed from up close, too. It was precipitated by newly elected Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper doing something that, well — let’s say, something that must have seemed a good idea at the time.”
You really wonder how stupid people can be…
Edited to add this article which I think encapsulates the whole thing rather well:
North of the US border Canadian politics is locked in a huge death struggle that began at the end of the 2004 federal election, continued now through two more elections and little real progress. Everyone says, wouldn’t it be great to have a minority government because they have to listen to “us” more.
So now we are on our third minority government (1 Liberal, 2 Conservative) and it seems even more bitter and partisan then ever.
A little background here: Read the rest of this entry »
So last night I was reading a borrowed copy of the Diaries of Charles Ora Card: The Canadian Years. I was fascinated to see that he traveled with Elders Lyman and John W. Taylor to Ottawa, to see the Tory Government of the day.
In the fall of 1888, a year after they arrived in Lees Creek (present day Cardston), these men went east to lobby the government. As they crossed you got snippets of Cards opinions about various locations. The prairies were rolling, Northern and Central Ontario had an absense of trees according to Card. (I think this would shock us now) Read the rest of this entry »
The Mormons arrived in Canada during the summer of 1887. Many of them were polygamists escaping the law. In fact Charles Card, leader of the expedition escaped while under arrest before fleeing to Canada. So it is interesting to see what appears to be a public relations effort by the settlers in Canada.
From the Globe and Mail, a Toronto newspaper there was an article on January 13, 1888 which gave one of the first impressions of the new settlement in what would soon be called Cardston. It is fascinating to see how the article drives home the industriousness of the settlers as well as their division of American males and British females. Read the rest of this entry »
At 11am across Canada there is a two minutes of silence observed throughout the country to remember those who have given their lives.
For those who fight and die for the causes our politicians send them they are heroes. Their sacrifice, should be something we honour because without them our world would be a worse place. I hope that this look back I have given of the Canadian sacrifice will help each of us remember how much we owe those who serve in the uniforms of our military. Read the rest of this entry »