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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 March 1st to 7th

After a two-week hiatus, Day Seven is back.  It’s time to take a look at the stories and commentaries that caught the most eyes over the past week ... and an opportunity for you to check out any you may have missed. Let’s get things underway with …

A REMINDER that if you haven’t moved your clocks ahead by an hour --- do it now   😊

And with that Public Service Announcement completed, let’s get underway with …

#10 … PECKFORD: Why can’t the rest of the people in Canada see the Agreement at the same time as the Wet’suwet’en people see the Agreement? (March 4th)

the Canadian people will not see the newly minted agreement among the three entities -- Federal Government, BC Government on the one hand, and the Wet’suwet’en people on the other -- until the Wet’suwet’en people have had a chance to review it. This seems strange to me

#9 … BUSINESS, INDIGENOUS, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS call for a return to order, the free movement of goods and people, and a commitment to certainty and future prosperity (March 5th)

compromise and common purpose are key to the functioning of democracy. We must continue to build an inclusive economy and society for all Canadians—and cannot allow a handful of uncompromising minority voices to undermine this collective progress

#8 … The same well-funded and organized groups ... will stand in opposition to future major infrastructure projects, especially oil and gas (March 5th)

today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada further clears the way for the completion of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. All five applications that were previously dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal in 2019 have been denied the right to appeal …

#7 … FORSETH: And this comment, from MLA Todd Stone, pretty much sums things up .... It’s complete amateur hour in NDP land folks” (March 5th)

these self-styled, modern day, Chev Guevara guerilla revolutionaries live in relative comfort (when not protesting on the steps of, or storming in, the legislature) enjoying all of the amenities of the cities and communities they have chosen to live in – including housing, jobs and education (if they want them), and of course their favorite caffeine beverage drink in a wax lined paper cup with plastic lid --- rather than on reserve where life can be hard, work is scarce, and those amenities often times are not found

#6 … Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs were able to negotiate rights and title over their territory. Fraser and Bennett? They got nothing as ‘differences remain’ in the Coastal GasLink dispute (March 2nd)

we deserve to know why the federal minister for Crown and Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett – along with Scott Fraser, BC’s Minister for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation – were not come to some kind of agreement regarding the pipeline. Why was the ONLY thing negotiated, and successfully I might add by the Hereditary Chiefs, was Wet’suwet’en rights and title to territory in their region?  

the average human being now has an attention span of eight seconds. This is a sharp decrease from the average attention span of 12 seconds in the year 2000. Gaaahhhkkk ... how on earth does anything get boiled do to mere seconds? Can’t be done but I’ll do my best to keep it short and sweet

Her: If you're not standing with us and part of the resistance, you need to leave. Only warriors willing to rise are welcome here. [Two guys with their lower faces covered in bandanas then gather around her]

Me: The resistance? Are we in a Star Wars movie right now? Come on you guys, anyone here pretending to know the collective opinion of the Wet'suwet'en Nation is being rather naive at this point ...

#3 … Nearly a quarter of resource sector workers are now out of work – what is the provincial government of BC NDP Premier John Horgan doing about the situation -- Conservative leader Trevor Bolin (March 7th)

this month’s employment stats show nothing has changed in the way government is handling the situation -- and thousands of forestry workers, miners, and oil and gas workers -- along with 1000’s of others – simply continue to wonder whether they’ll ever be able to find work in the fields again …

#2 … FORSETH – Trudeau is ashamed of our rich resources; extracted by Canada’s hard-working collar workers ... but he’s not ashamed to grovel for a temporary seat at the United Nations Security Council (March 3rd)

it won’t happen anytime soon because our current federal minority government is interventionist in nature – and so they do not realize and understand that the best way to create a strong economy is to get the hell out of the way. This government also fails to proudly tell the world that through innovation being developed – and already being used -- Canada is helping countries all around the world have greener economies

AND NOW … it’s time for the most read post of the week … here’s …

#1As Conservatives we believe in fiscal responsibility ... government being responsible for millions, to rehabilitate abandoned properties is not, in our opinion, good fiscal management ~~ Conservative leader Trevor Bolin (March 4th)

we also know that rehabilitation of these orphaned sites makes us better stewards of the lands, and it will also create more jobs in an industry that should be booming in BC.  It’s our opportunity to show world class leadership -- we are however committed to doing everything we can to reduce the need for wells to be orphaned in the first place

My apologies for missing the past two weeks, but I hope you’ve been keeping up with the latest posts regardless. And just a reminder, you can receive notification for new commentaries by simply clicking the Subscribe text link at the upper right side of the blog-site.

Until tomorrow, have a great day … and if you haven’t already, please do share this blog with your friends.


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