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Showing posts from February, 2019

“The truth is Canada is a cloud-cuckoo-land, an insufferably rich country governed by idiots, its self-made problems offering comic relief to the ills of the real world out there, where famine and racial strife and vandals in office are the unhappy rule.”
~~ Mordecai Richler

CATHY McLEOD: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Must Resign Amid SNC-Lavalin Affair

“My daddy told me so” says little Thomas, "and he wouldn't tell me a lie. Would you, Daddy?"

Here’s a few interesting quotes and facts to consider today ... first from British Columbia:

George Heyman, BC Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy on February 22nd stated on Twitter:
I share British Columbians deep concerns about the risk that an oil spill poses to Indigenous communities and BC's environment, economy and our coast... This project is not in the best interests of the tens of thousands of people who depend on our coast for their livelihoods. We're going to continue to assert our right to defend BC's env't in court & will continue to insist the federal gov't take BC's concerns seriously.

NOTE:Heyman also stated that:Not only have they re-approved the project, they've imposed no new conditions. This is actually NOT TRUE.
The NEB is recommending the project be approved subject to 16 new conditions, in addition to the 156 conditions it had proposed in its previous recommendation.
That same day BC NDP Premier John Horgan also stat…

ADAM OLSEN: Raising my hands in gratitude

Just a quick note before you read this post from Adam Olsen, which I feel is very timely.There is a lot we can and should be grateful for, in whatever manner we choose to use in showing it.The other day I was thinking of all the scandals that we’ve been hearing recently in both federal and provincial politics ... issues south of the border ... and hot spots around the world.With all of that happening sometimes it’s hard to see things to be grateful for, however they are all around us.

Thank you, Adam, for writing this post; a reminder of all there is to be grateful for ... Alan

I am thankful for this opportunity to capture and blog a few thoughts everyday. And, I am thankful for the people who read it, share it, and offer their feedback.
Thankfulness is popping up quite a bit recently.
During my journey practicing mindfulness with Sam Harris’ Waking Up meditation course, I chose a three-minute extra-curricular lesson on gratitude.
He said something that caught my attention. It's a rem…

DAN ALBAS: Jody Wilson-Raybould was the target of a “consistent and sustained” effort by Prime Minister Trudeau, and his most senior staff, to politically interfere in the criminal case against SNC-Lavalin