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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

DAY SEVEN ... the week of February 17th to 23rd

And another week has come to the end.  Is everyone else getting sick of hearing about SNC Lavalin ... Jody Wilson-Raybould, Darryl Plecas ... and the PMO’s office?  Well I certainly am.
Regardless ... here are the story that visitors to the blog read the most this past week, presented once again, just in case you missed them.

#10  ROTHENBURGER:  We need to choose our words well. We can’t assume our clever remarks are always interpreted the way we mean them. Some will take them literally when they shouldn’t. They’ll hear what they want to hear

#9  PECKFORD:  The public interest is for the elected. The clerk advises the elected. End of story. The clerk erred.

#8  DAN ALBAS:  Liberals announced $40 million to Blackberry for autonomous vehicle technology.  Did they need the money?  The CEO of Blackberry gave a candid, “No”

#7  FORSETH:  Some members of the street-entrenched population” are causing problems. Some of the problem people are homeless, some are addicts, some are mentally ill ... but no one category defines the problem at hand

#6  FORSETH:  There’re is no disputing the fact that debt will increase more than ten times faster than what the Ministry of Finance claims will be our budget surplus

#5  AARON GUNN:  These contracts weren’t even the idea of BC Hydro, but rather were thrust upon the corporation by our own politicians

#4  FELDSTED:  Over two years of government assurances, that ‘all is well’, have worn thin. Evidence is mounting that the government has a major mess on its hands

#3  FORSETH:  BC and Alberta working together for a project that will benefit the West is paramount.  With today’s NEB approval, the time for enhanced, sustainable projects to benefit our tattered resource sector is upon us

#2  FELDSTED:  The hatchet job on Wilson-Raybould, by Michael Wernick (Clerk of the Privy Council and Canada’s top bureaucrat), is just cause for his immediate dismissal

That’s all for this this ... enjoy the rest of your weekend.


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