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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 … a look back at the week of September 1st to 7th

The Prime Minister and photo ops … BC’s continuing meltdown in the forest sector … the Prime Minister won’t attend several key election debates … the environment and the economy … Justin Trudeau announcing, ‘Canada is back, and we’re here to help” … mental health supports for students … the Liberals failing to stand up for Trans Mountain pipeline … building a restorative economy …

Information on all of these things, and more, were part of the most read stories of this past week.  Did you miss any … want a refresher … want to pass this information on to others?

Take a moment to check them out … starting with commentary #10

#10 … Adrian Dix – ‘Make immunization reporting part of the back-to-school routine’ ~~ Sept 2nd

new mandatory immunization reporting requirement increases the ability of public health to respond during an outbreak by quickly identifying those who are under-and unimmunized…

#9 … ADAM OLSEN -- For the benefit of people, the environment and the economy we need to stabilize the policy lurches that we’ve experienced ~~ Sept 2nd

relationships between the worker and employer continue to evolve. The struggle of the 21st century worker mirrors the struggle of the 20th, 19th, and the centuries preceding …

Goodale’s tweet of an old Scheer same-sex marriage speech is the equivalent of tossing a fistful of sunflower seeds in a flock of geese

#7 … Seat belts on golf carts?  One reason Homo sapiens rule the earth is that we are one of history's most daring animals ... buckle up says the nanny state ~~ Sept 2nd

… the forest sector is melting down around us affecting thousands of families and their futures an this NDP government wants to talk about seat belts in golf carts. In what universe does that make any sense

#6 … Distracted driving includes any activity that impacts your ability to focus on the road while in control of a vehicle ~~ Sept 4th

as part of the commitment to make roads safer, ICBC is currently inviting eligible drivers to participate in a telematics pilot project

#5 … WHERE ARE THE financial resources for providing direct assistance to students in need of support for depression, stress, and anxiety, along with other mental health issues? ~~ Sept 6th

there are 1,942 public and private schools in the province – which means that if EACH SCHOOL received an equal portion of that funding, it would amount to just $1,500 per year

#4 … DAN ALBAS -- For a new political party, such as the People’s Party of Canada, they do not meet this guideline ~~ Sept 5th

do you believe the Prime Minister only attending one English debate and one French debate is enough or would you like to see the Prime Minister participating in more debates? …

#3 … ADAM OLSEN - What we need more than ever is a restorative economy ... there is a massive opportunity to invest in rebuilding, regenerating and rehabilitating nature ~~ Sept 5th

I’m paraphrasing, distilling the comments of dozens of people into a couple of examples. Nevertheless, this is the sentiment. People filled pages with their signatures and contact information while sharing their disappointment, disillusionment and dissatisfaction with the status quo

#2 … In the words of Justin Trudeau ...  Canada is back, my good friends. We are here to help’ ... and there’s more where that came from ~~ Sept 3rd

I’ve gone back to the official government of Canada website, which contains the speeches of our Prime Minister, and captured some of the poignant and more salient comments.… as you read them … I’ll leave it to you to ask;Does Justin Trudeau have the expertise, experience and fortitude to continue being our leader?” 

AND NOW … the most read post of the past week …

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participated in a round-table discussion with small business owners regarding rural broadband high-speed internet access. I find it odd that there is a need for him, and his entourage, to head out for round-table discussions on rural high-speed internet access when

And that’s a wrap on what readers like you decided were the most important stories of the week.  We’ll be back starting tomorrow with more news, commentaries, and opinion pieces; I hope you’ll join us then.

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