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For the Liberals amongst us

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Behold!  Have we learned anything?

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February 3rd, 2016 at 1:43 pm

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The way we were

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I arrived in Canada December 28, 1975.  My first political awareness was being exposed to Pierre Trudeau and spouse Margaret.  I remember Trudeau’s refreshing smart-assed style and remember the CBC filming Margaret Trudeau skipping down the beach in Cuba with Fidel Castro.  I was totally politically ignorant and disinterested but I remember thinking what a nice change from Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson.  Over time I learned that the Liberal philosophy was not mine but that there were aspects of Liberal policy that had limited appeal to me.

I consider myself fiscally conservative, morally conservative and I have many open and liberal attitudes about many social aspects of our country.  I guess I think of myself as a Progressive Conservative with just a sight lean to the left.  During the last election I felt that a Conservative government was best for Canada – despite the easy to dislike Harper.

I just listened to the swearing in of now Prime Minister Trudeau and I could not miss what sounded like sincere emotion in his voice.  Even my most passionate Conservative friends noticed that Trudeau has a quality list of individuals to choose from for his cabinet.  We now know the Cabinet and in time we will know if he has chosen wisely.

As I listened today my memory floated back to the feeling of hope, adventure and excitement I had when I was first exposed to Canada and this beautiful place I call home.  With the wisdom of a few more years I still think a Conservative government would be better for the future of this county.  Despite that, I will wait and see – and be hopeful. 

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November 4th, 2015 at 1:20 pm

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Urinating Standing Up May Soon Be Illegal in Europe

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Think of the opportunity for employment!  Once the flagger season is over we could place Liberal urinal police in every public washroom.

Standing up while urinating may soon be illegal for men in Europe. Male representatives on the Sormland County Council and the Left Party are pushing for “sitting only” public restrooms.

via Urinating Standing Up May Soon Be Illegal in Europe.

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June 17th, 2013 at 8:35 am

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Just a reminder

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This site has moved here.

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August 28th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

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The Bell store

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I have had four occasions to stop in the Bell retail store in the Smittys mall. Each time I have been served by bright young enthusiastic employees. They know their product and know how to make the selection less confusing. On one occasion I had a whispered bit of advice of how to get an upgrade before I was eligible.

As I watched and listed to their customers am of the opinion they need to make one change. They need a technically competent person over the age of 60 who can relate to the seniors who are embracing (and sometimes struggling with) technology. I almost suggested that to their manager. I could do that job!

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August 11th, 2012 at 5:29 am

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Mitt Romney

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Mitt the Twit

via National Post.

WOW – someone that makes Sara look good.  A hard period for American conservatives.  Utterly embarrassing.  ”Bama must be some pleased, eh?

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July 27th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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Cashing in

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King’s students manually downloaded thousands of records from the P.E.I. corporate registry to create a database to use in researching this package.

 Cashing in.

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June 20th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Skinned in Paradise – The Gentle Island

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Among the findings of the eight-week probe:

1. The P.E.I. government interpreted Ottawa’s immigration rules in such a way that immigrants could be considered actively involved in businesses they knew little or nothing about.

2. The program brought thousands of immigrants to Canada, mostly from China and the Middle East. But with no tangible connection to P.E.I., many immigrants either never came or moved on quickly rather than settle on the Island as Ottawa intended.

3. Organizations that would otherwise have been ineligible were able to access immigrant money by creating new corporations structured to meet the program’s rules.

4. If the program had operated as advertised, it would have pumped more than $660 million into strategic sectors of the P.E.I. economy, twice the annual value of the Island’s agricultural sector. The real amounts were far less, and more than half of the money was made by middlemen.

5. Ottawa spent several years trying to get P.E.I. to change its program to conform with federal regulations, but P.E.I. pressed ahead, leading to a fierce war of words, and Ottawa’s decision to force the shutdown of the program down in 2008

via The Chronicle Herald.

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May 9th, 2012 at 11:48 am

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Separated at birth?

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Milburn Drysdale

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March 30th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

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Why is this good for Canada?

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Here is a breakdown of the new cross border exemptions for Canadians visiting the U.S:U.S. visits less than 24 hours: the rules remain unchanged.24 to 48 hours: If you travel to the U.S. for more than 24 hours but less than 48 hours, you will be able to bring back $200 worth of tax-exempt goods. The previous limit was $50.More than 48 hours: If youre out of the country for more than 48 hours, your limit is now $800. Previously, travellers who were out of Canada from 48 hours to seven days were allowed to bring back $400 worth of goods. Travellers gone more than a week could bring back $750.

via New cross-border shopping rules.

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March 30th, 2012 at 10:12 am

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