Upper Canada fought long and hard for responsible government, leading ourselves away from the Family Compact which was governing the people of Upper Canada with only an image of elected officials. However, our government is still not perfect, and can be improved to be more democratic and representative to the people? Here’s some ideas: Corporations shouldn’t be allowed to donate to political parties. Clear and concise guidelines for the reserve powers of the Crown and how it can be implemented by the Governor General. Petitioning the Commonwealth to revise the Statute of Westminster to no longer show gender and religious precedence so that the Heads of State reflects the “Just… Read More »Responsible Government
[The Liberals]1 bit the dust because they treated Parliament with contempt.2 BT Richardson’s Canada & Mr. Diefenbaker is a book which isn’t so much about the then-Prime Minister, but is more about Canada in 1962. I thought it was really ambitious to write a biography of a sitting Prime Minister, but I was mistaken, Richardson wasn’t talking about Diefenbaker’s childhood and early years, he was talking about Canada. Even in the few chapters that did discuss Diefenbaker was more interested in painting the picture of a family living in rural Ontario3 and moving out to Saskatchewan to start a new life with free land and the great opportunities of this… Read More »Canada & Mr. Diefenbaker
Listening to Matt May’s “Back Home Weather” off of his first and self-titled record. Back home weather’s got you down Looking to move on and skip town You’re looking to get lost to be found ‘Cause back home weather’s got you down You say you got somewhere to go Where the palms grow tall and the air lets you know Roll the windows down as far as they’ll go So you say you got somewhere to go Take your time, enjoy the view Don’t let ‘em get to you anymore Let everything slide, go along for the ride Make sure that you decide where you’re going Foreign car with northern… Read More »Back Home Weather’s Got You Down
The Tories are blanketing Liberal-held Jewish ridings with material claiming the Martin Government and Dion’s opposition were Anti-Semitic. I find this interview very interesting as the Conservative MP can’t even get his facts straight and is very obviously avoiding the actual topic. While the Grit MP is clearly on message and able to quickly dispute any “facts” presented by the Tory. There’s at least one Yid I know who’s not too happy about such poor voter-manipulation.