Category Archives: News and politics

The right to freedom of conscience and the NDP and Liberals.


Since both the NDP and the Liberals will not allow anti-abortion candidates to run for their respective parties, I suggest we need a new progressive party that will. We need a party that stands for the right of all people … Continue reading

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Restoring responsible government to Canada


I am very pleased by today’s (March 21, 2014) announcement:  Marc Nadon’s appointment rejected by the Supreme Court. “Today’s judgment will be of great importance, especially in constitutional matters,” said Sébastien Grammond, who represented two groups of retired Quebec judges … Continue reading

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Our Prime Ministers Are Not Presidents


To me, the proposed installation of 22 statues of Canadian prime ministers in Kitchener’s Victoria Park is part of the creeping Americanization of Canada of which George Grant warned us in his 1965 book Lament for a Nation. Grant felt … Continue reading

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Fixing the Canadian Senate


The NDP has convinced itself that Canada does not need a Senate. I have been a “leftie” for more than 55 years and belonged to the party in the 1960s and 1970s. I do not agree with them on this … Continue reading

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Wanted: Parliamentarians with independent minds


To counter the notion that elected officials should merely be delegates and blindly follow the party line, I think all elected representatives should subscribe to Edmund Burke’s principle of representative government. “.. it ought to be the happiness and glory … Continue reading

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Ed Broadbent is NO elder statesman.


I admit to leaning somewhat left politically. When I was younger I was a card carrying member of the NDP.  Even worked for Dan Heap and Barbara Beardsley. Since moving to Kitchener, I have voted Liberal more than once; the … Continue reading

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Something I’m going to consider before voting October 6th, 2011


From Jack Layton’s Manifesto for Canada: “And finally, to all Canadians: Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity. We can … Continue reading

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