If Canadians forgive the many sins of Trudeau the Second, then we deserve the government that they choose.
The Federal Government did not send lawyers to defend the Trans Mountain Pipeline at a recent Federal Court hearing. I suppose there are number of possible explanations.
If you hear an American politician talking, whatever the subject, whatever is being said, the sub-text is race and racism.
There is a political class in Canada known as the Laurentians.
Centred in the Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto triangle, they believe that we should defer to our betters. And our betters are the politicians and civil servants who spend our hard-earned tax dollars.
There is a billboard outside the National Art Gallery in Ottawa. At the entrance, the billboard advertises an exhibit entitled Anthropocene, the Age of Human Influence. The advertisement declares that “Mankind has affected the earth more than all the processes of nature.”
Who would have thought that we would elect a national government that leads us in such a way that we, in Canada, are not competitive with a nation led first by Obama, then by Trump?
I ponder the question of why solar energy can be described as green while housing, parking lots and development can be described, by the same person, as environmentally damaging.
Governments that impose carbon taxes are now heavily incented to increase their revenues thereby allowing, encouraging, or at best permitting increases in carbon production.
Some animals are more important than others. BC ferries are a new experience for me. They are so egalitarian. So Canadian. You line up together, no one gets ahead of anyone else. You all board the ship together and get…
At a conference in Ottawa recently I observed that the people who make up our National Government, politicians and public servants, have developed a new revealing jargon. Issues are called Files, meetings are called Tables. Ideas and conversations are not…