Tag Archives: Harper

The Good Ship Earth, refloated.

 In honour of Earth Day I am refloating a blog item from April 22nd, 2013. The following is verbatim from two years ago and, as you will see, its roots go far deeper than that. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx A casual premise of … Continue reading

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Prime Ministers Mirrored

When I watch the news reports from Gaza and Israel and hear my Prime Minister still declaring that “Canada” stands firmly behind Israel and when I hear his Minister of Foreign Affairs turning the governments‛s pro Israel unilateralism into a … Continue reading

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Office of Religious Freedom: Pillar or Prop?

We have been told that Mr. Harper’s new Office of Religious Freedom is a key pillar of Canada’s foreign policy.  For the last several years I’ve not been able to figure out what our foreign policy is but at least … Continue reading

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Dear Justin,

Now that you have thrown your hat into the Liberal Leadership Arena I feel much the way I assume spectators at a bullfight feel – delighted at the prospect of seeing an up-and-coming matador in action and disturbed at the … Continue reading

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Democracy’s Web

Making an analogy is a perilous procedure because it often conjures up diametrically opposed impressions.  Recently I found myself admiring a beautiful spider web, one of those almost round nets carefully hung vertically on two filaments and tethered by two … Continue reading

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Traitorous Sheep

I hope you‛ve been reading the personal blog of the Anglican Bishop of Quebec, Dennis Drainville.  An item I particularly liked was The Totalitarian Agenda: The Death of Parliament. Wait now – I shouldn‛t say I “liked” it. What‛s to … Continue reading

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Dear Seven Senators

Dear Seven Senators, Welcome to the Red Chamber.  When I heard the news of your appointment I didn‛t know whether to congratulate you or commiserate with you, but I‛ve decided to opt for congratulations because you, and your other senatorial … Continue reading

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The Good Ship Earth

In case you‛ve forgotten, my premise for this blog was  “to see if what bugged me, amused me, challenged me [in the late 1980s], is still around today?  If it is, then what might that say about the evolution or … Continue reading

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Loyal Disobedience

Civil disobedience was the principal topic of a big public get together held two evenings ago in Peterborough‛s remodelled Market Hall Theatre.  The principal speaker and principal attraction was young Brigette De Pape, also known as the Rogue Page.

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The Litmus Test

I was about to write this blog, no doubt following some deeply philosophical critique of the current Ontario election, when I was interrupted by that annoying old friend.  “Hey,” he shouted, emerging from behind the monitor, “have at them.  How … Continue reading

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