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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 October 13th to 19th


It’s day seven, and as usual, it’s time to take a look at this weeks most read articles.  The election campaign, and the end of it, had the most read commentaries – in fact, all but one! So, with the election taking place tomorrow … let’s get underway with …


#10 … GORDON WILSON – Trudeau’s been the main target of his rivals, May, Singh and Scheer, who have been relentless and personal in their efforts to point out this man’s imperfections (October 17th)

there is only one outcome in this federal election that makes any sense to me and that is to restore a majority Liberal government in Ottawa. Why? Because Canada will only survive as a nation if we recognize that this country, Canada, is greater than the sum of its parts


#9 … McLeod -- Having served in a minority and majority government, and opposition, I’ve come to recognize and value the important democratic process we have - each role is important (October 14th)

I feel like I have the energy and passion to continue as MP, and there are a few unfinished pieces I would like to see through including the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, support for forestry communities impacted by the current crisis, and a new future for the agricultural research centre in Kamloops …


#8 … THOMPSON -- If you want greater sensitivity to western needs and concerns, greater fiscal responsibility, and a rational approach to resourced development, then vote Conservative (October 18th)

all things being equal I'll vote conservative due to a long family history with the party, however, for example, I was excited about John Turner, Paul Martin's leadership of the Liberal Party and found much of what Jean Chretien did agreeable. I am voting Conservative again and I am asking you to. The most critical argument in my case for the Conservative Party is, above all, government procurement processes must be honest, transparent and adhere to the highest ethical principles


#7 … FELDSTED - A Liberal organizer declared in 1986 ... ‘Tell them anything to get elected and do what you want when you win’. Trudeau drank the Kool-Aid and acts accordingly (October 15th)

A STARK CHOICE ... pollsters and pundits insist that the Conservatives and Liberals are in “deadlocked” in the 2019 election race. That is hard to believe considering the vast difference between how the two parties plan to govern over the next four years



#6 … PETERSON / BAILEY - But, wait. Isn’t Norway, Greta’s neighbour, dumping its energy investments and moving into alternative energy like wind farms in a big way? (October 18th

as she tours Alberta, what better time for a reality check than to look at a country that is furthest ahead in already adapting steps that Greta is advocating. That country is Germany. Germany’s largest newsmagazine Der Spiegel published an article on May 3 of this year entitled “A Botched Job in Germany.” The cover showed broken wind turbines and half-finished transition towers against a dark silhouette of Berlin ...


#5 … AARON GUNN -- The truth is, the justice system in this country all too often favours repeat violent offenders, while ignoring victims and their families (October 14th)

Tori was an innocent young girl who, at the age of just eight, was abducted, sexually assaulted, and brutally murdered by Michael Rafferty and Terri-Lynne McClintic in Southern Ontario. Incredibly, after less than a decade behind bars, McClintic was transferred to a minimum-security ‘healing lodge’ despite the heinous nature of her crimes


#4 … LAILA YUILE -- Self-reflect about why people aren’t choosing your party, and actually listen to what others concerns are, instead of bashing them with fear (October 14th)

I have friends of most political leanings. I have always said no one owns your vote but you, and that it's wrong for others to bully you with fear to make you change your vote. Still. I’m always bemused at why so many NDP and Liberal Party supporters feel that


#3 … FORSETH -- Regardless of whether you believe they have a chance of winning or not, I ask that you get out and vote for the candidate, and party, that you believe in (October 19th)

maybe being the NDP’s third attempt at having a candidate ... being unprepared given short notice which meant she was playing catch up to get a handle on policy and the platform (as others have indicated) ... probably played a role in not following through. The other individual that totally ignored the request, and who failed to even respond, was the Liberal Party candidate Terry Lake


#2 … FORSETH -- These are the kinds of programs and breaks that Canadians can see tangible benefits from – unlike more unchecked billion-dollar deficits from Trudeau’s Liberals (October 16th)

I doubt very much anyone would wonder on my political leanings – they tend to the conservative side of the political spectrum, however social issues concern me greatly, which is why the platform of Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Party are a pleasure to see ... as is the 100 Day Action Plan which was announced on Monday. Andrew Scheer said that a new Conservative government will waste no time making life more affordable for Canadians


And taking the top spot this week, was a commentary from Liberal supporter John O’Fee, and dang it John, it was awful hard to admit that  😊

#1 … JOHN O’FEE -- The Federal Liberals Have Delivered Good Government (October 16th)

despite the protests and the cries of doom, there is no credible, objective evidence to indicate that average Canadians have been poorly served by their federal government. Some people earning high levels of passive income are grousing but it’s hard for the average person to feel too sorry about the tax bill on the investment income of somebody with a seven-figure bank balance


As I mentioned at the start of this post, tomorrow is election day, and so I ask you to be sure to get out and vote.

I'd also like to take a moment to say "Thanks" for being a part of the reason why this blog exists; I and those who provide the commentaries, for you to read, appreciate that very much!

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