The Canadian economy is like an aging quarter horse – prone to standing still for extended periods, with the capacity to run on occasion. Farmers, foresters, miners and energy workers are the heart of the animal – foot-soldiers of wealth generation in the richest country on earth. Teachers, entrepreneurs, and emergency services are the eyes and hooves that guide us to the feed-trough and carry us away from danger. Continue reading “You’re not working hard enough – Finance Minister Bill Morneau”
Approximately 5000 Canadians died from street drug overdoses in 2018. Journalist Johann Hari says everything you know about drug addiction is wrong.
After nearly 48 hours of day and night debate and consultation, city council voted on Wednesday, Oct. 31 to proceed with a non-binding plebiscite on whether Calgary should host the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Eight councillors, a bare majority of council voted to withdraw the Nov. 13 plebiscite, while seven others, including Mayor Naheed Nenshi, voted to continue.
Thirty years ago, Pierre Elliott Trudeau said, “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” His comment referred to an Omnibus bill that changed the Criminal Code of Canada to decriminalize homosexual acts. Trudeau’s declaration and legislation vindicated generations of gay Canadians. It also symbolized, along with his pirouette behind Queen Elizabeth, an absolute end to the unification of church and state in Canada.
Unfortunately, church and state have again been sutured together. Pierre Trudeau is rolling over in his grave. For the next six months, his ghost, burdened by the chains of irreverence and fame, is relegated to pacing the marble hallway outside his son’s Parliament Hill office.