Category Archives: Opinion

Depressed, Distraught and deeply Dismayed

One powerful word, recklessly and incorrectly used, has just done irreparable damage to the Reconciliation Movement. This is my personal opinion but as an aged writer who loves the English language and who also loves and respects my country I … Continue reading

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Farce Fantasy Fact Fiction and Fal-de-ral*

I’ve been paying attention to the political scene both at home and abroad and find it bizarre enough to make captivating prime time viewing.  However, until now I have managed to keep from being sucked into the maelstrom of mainstream … Continue reading

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A Fairy Tale For Our Times

Once upon a time just about now there was a Peaceable Kingdom that had a Sovereign but was really ruled by a young man who had been given power by The People using a quaint lottery system.  Simultaneously, by courtesy … Continue reading

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Respectfully Suggested Without a Hope in Hell.

Dear Premier Ford, Now that you have had almost a year to set your shoulder to the wheel your nose to the grindstone and your best foot forward on behalf of the people and have already passed some remarkably destructive … Continue reading

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Wrong End of the Religious Shtik

It was six years ago that the government of La Belle Province tried to make all public employees abandon all personal religious symbols, and they’re at it again!  If it’s fair game for the province to try again then I … Continue reading

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OPERATION TRUTH

We saw it right before our eyes. It was in full colour on TV.  A surgeon sliced open the underbelly of a patient and gave us a glimpse of the grizzly tumour that lay within. The surgeon was Canada’s recent … Continue reading

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To Hell in a Hand-Basket?

About half a century ago Canada’s 14th Prime Minister (retired), Lester “Mike” Pearson, spoke conversationally into a CBC film camera and said: “Because we have problems facing this country that are so far removed from anything we have ever had … Continue reading

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Let’s Change “Change”

Happy New Year folks, and please pardon that whistling-in-the-dark use of the word “Happy”. Only God knows (and I hear He’s resigned) what our southern cousins are up to these days but for us Canucks we’ve got a very important … Continue reading

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Halleluiah! Kudos to The United Church of Canada!

As a layman I wish to extend congratulations to The United Church. It is an organization in which my roots are deeply entwined but one to which I have not always been kind – as you will see if you … Continue reading

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Climate Change Pledge

Are you too calm? I’m far too calm. Most of us are bloody well too calm. It’s already more than a week since I heard the UN Secretary-General sound a call to arms to fend off catastrophic climate change and … Continue reading

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