I extend my best wishes to the millions, here in Canada, and billions of Christians around the world who are celebrating these highest of holy days in the Christian year. Peace be with you, on this Good Friday.
I wish the person who posted this on social media had not felt the need to use a (probably dead, most WWII veterans are dead) grandfather to counter what he (I'm pretty sure it was a 'he') perceived to be an attack by Sheila Copps. He's suggesting that Ms Copps is, perhaps, unpatriotic. I reject … Continue reading This makes me very sad …
Neil Macdonald, writing on the CBC News site, reviews the series of blunders and prevarications and U-turns that have characterized the last 60ish days of what many call Lavscam, the issue surrounding a potential deferred prosecution agreement for SNC-Lavalin that has, thus far, cost Justin Trudeau two star ministers, his principal secretary (about as high … Continue reading Is the carbon tax a worse issue for the PM than ‘Lavscam?’
Despite being almost overwhelmed with news and opinion about the trials and tribulations of Prime Minister Trudeau, and his government, on the one hand, and the estimable Ms Jody Wilson-Raybould, on the other, I also noted some news on the strategic and military fronts provoked by some comments made at a conference here in Ottawa … Continue reading Where are we? (3)
I am saddened to learn, just minutes ago, of the death of Paul Dewar, he was only 56 years old ... ... I knew Mr Dewar slightly, I wish I had known him better. He was my local Member of Parliament for nearly a decade. I never voted for him, but only because he was … Continue reading Paul Dewar
Today, especially, I remember HMCS Louisburg, just one of the hundreds of "little ships that saved the day," as Churchill is reported to have called the small but seaworthy Flower class corvettes that were churned out in small British and Canadian shipyards and crewed, in the main, by hastily trained, often poorly trained volunteers ... … Continue reading HMCS Louisburg
... is actually a wish for prosperity rather than "Happy New Year," as such, but it is commonly said at this time, the eve of the lunar new year ... ... those born in the year of the pig (1935/36, 47/49, 59/60, 71/72 and so on) are said to be artistic, refined, intuitive, intelligent, and … Continue reading Kung hei fat choy …