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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 June 14th to 20th

Welcome once again to Day Seven – the Fathers Day edition -- and a countdown of the most read stories and commentaries of the week ... including one which hits the top spot for a second week.

We have racism, Trudeau’s failed quest to win a seat on the UN Security Council ... the start to a new session in the BC legislature ... the re-start of the BC Green Party leadership race ... and much more.  Let’s get things underway with ...


#10 ... FELDSTED -- Everyone, regardless of colour, ethnic origins and race has conscious and unconscious prejudices -- each of us has to deal with them as best as we can (June 19th)

... It is painful to watch people wrestle with the new media and political phrase, “systemic racism” as if it was meaningful and relevant. Synonyms for ‘systemic’ are ‘complete’, ‘general’, ‘total’, and ‘universal’. The idea that every person associated with an institution is racist is not reasonable. It is more accurate to state that our society is prone to discrimination ...



#9 ... PECKFORD – Justin Trudeau knows little history, apparently some drama, dressing up, and little else (June 20th)

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First, it was losing (to two smaller nations) the competition to gain a temporary seat on the corrupt United Nations Security Council and now a couple of days later we see the two Canadians being held by China, being formally charged. Any day strike three. And in baseball terms he should be —-out.  Oh, if we were only that lucky ...


#8 ... WUN FEATHER – If you were to ask Justin Trudeau how any of the money, he’s borrowed from taxpayers was spent, he wouldn’t be able to answer (June 19th)

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when it comes to Justin Trudeau and his desire to land a seat on the UN Security Council, he went about it all wrong. We all need to remember that Justin has never done anything of significance in his life ... Justin grew up as a spoiled rich kid, who thinks that throwing money around is the way to influence people and buy friendships ... 


#7 ... New Foundry centres, will offer increased access to vital integrated health and wellness services for young people aged 12 to 24 (June 15th)

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Youth around British Columbia and their families will have faster, easier access to mental health and substance use services and supports with eight new Foundry centres to be developed throughout the province. The new Foundry Centres will be in Burns Lake, Comox Valley, Cranbrook, Langley, Squamish, Surrey, Port Hardy and Williams Lake ...


#6 ... CANADA’S ENERGY CITIZENS – Canada’s oil and natural gas industry is Shovel-Ready and Shovel-Worthy (June 17th)

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as governments work toward reopening and rebuilding the economy, Canada’s oil and natural gas industry is positioned to play a critical role in developing solutions and delivering results. Oil and natural gas is one of Canada’s largest employers and most significant economic growth generators, and can drive a robust economic recovery to the benefit of the entire country ... 


#5 ... FELDSTED -- Our political parties stand naked, exposed in their greed, lust for power, and contempt for the people (June 17th)

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since last March, the performance of our political parties -- and parliamentarians -- has been stellar ... in terms of spectacular stupidity. We sat out the initial three months of the year listening to the government tell us the coronavirus threat was low ... in mid-March governments declared an all-out emergency, quarantined the entire population including healthy people ...


#4 ... As the BC legislature prepares to return, there comes a call for government to prioritize long-term planning, and build a stronger more prosperous province for our children to inherit (June 19th)

(FORSETH)
Next Monday the BC Legislature will be back in session. So what will be coming out of this new session? For the BC Green Party, interim leader Adam Olsen informed me that they have provided the NDP government of Premier John Horgan with a document outlining a comprehensive list of policy initiatives, which they say will ... encompass a green recovery to the economic crisis we face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic ...


#3 ... FORSETH -- Please tell me, Justin, what shared values we have with the multiple dictatorships you have courted to win their vote in the quest to stoke your ego? (June 16th)

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over the past several months our Prime Minister – Justin Trudeau – has been burning up the phone lines with the leaders of dozens of countries, in his quest for a seat on the UN (lack of) Security Council. And before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, he had racked up tens of thousands of air miles to grovel, in person, in the hopes of getting the support of UN members ...


#2 ... JOHN TWIGG – That's a long way from a nine-year-old boy hearing a bridge collapse 62 years ago ... but the events ARE connected (June 18th)

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Yesterday (June 17) was the 62nd anniversary of the collapse of the then-under-construction Second Narrows bridge in Vancouver in 1958, which killed 18 Ironworkers (a 19th victim was a diver seeking to recover bodies afterwards) and was an event I heard while playing outside my home in West Vancouver many miles away; I was only nine years old at the time and it was my first exposure to human-caused mass disasters but unfortunately it was not the last ...


And now ... believe it or not, last weeks #1 read commentary returns to the top spot for a second week ...


#1 ... JOHN RUSTAD – The government has made a choice to kill baby moose and their mothers rather than to reduce and manage predators (a post from June 9th returns – it was also last weeks #1 read post)

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the issue of the BC government intentionally targeting cow and calf moose has garnered a lot of attention. Much has been said by both sides of the argument. Here's a little background regarding why I think it is wrong to be killing these moose in an attempt to help caribou ...


Will John Rustad be back in the top ten, for a third week, next Sunday? Stay tuned to find out. Meantime, drop on back tomorrow as we start off a new week ...

And, as always, please feel free to comment on any of the posts that you feel strongly about ... and ... and sure to let others know about this blog site as well.

Thanks friends ... Alan

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