Vivelecanada Canada Newswatch
In commentaries about politics, the idea of the “mushy middle” is often used as an insult. It’s depicted as a weakness, as the person who straddles it is unable to decide on a firm set of beliefs, or who tries to please everyone instead of taking a strong stand. Similarly, compromise is seen as a sign of weakness, and an inability to defeat the enemy. People who stick with their ideologies and their principles are seen as strong leaders, compared to the weak and indecisive compromisers.
CORRUPTION is the major issue in the present federal election: corruption in the Conservative Party, corruption in the Conservative government, corruption in the actions of their leader, Stephen Harper. Why are Thomas Mulcair and NDP candidates pretending the major issue in this election is not an issue at all?
Jessica Ernst is taking on 'dirty power' in Canada. By doing so she is throwing light on the global attack against rights and freedoms, an attack operating through many of the institutions created to protect democratic freedom and justice. Though the small, ancient counry of Greece is thousands of miles distant, she is fighting the same fight that country's people and government are fighting.
The Aboriginal Truth and Reconciliation Commission recently presented its findings about the ghoulish legacy of the residential school system. Some people have reacted to the Commission’s findings by wondering why nothing seems to change. Why should they be made to feel guilty for something that they were not involved in? Why are the programs and the money currently allocated to support Aboriginals not enough? Why don’t Aboriginal people just “get over it”?
I'm writing this on the morning of Canada Day 2015, thinking about all the fascinating things I've read about and all the people I've met. One thing I've come across is the persistent concern many Canadians seem to have about how we define ourselves, and the way we can fret about how other countries see us.
Brent Rathgeber, MP for Edmonton-St.Albert, writes an insider's story of the destruction of Canada's parliament - and particularly 'responsible government'. But he doesn't tell the whole story ... or see the madness driving Stephen Harper and his insane crew in their work to bring about the destruction of Canada.
Was Pierre Trudeau cenre of a complex, criminal operation involving army occupation, kidnap, and murder? The question won't go away.
The next election may bring a change of government ... or, maybe, a massive case of electoral fraud. Or - have you thought - there may be no election at all.
Mel Hurtig's new book, The Arrogant Autocrat, tells what you need to know to vote in the next election. Read it ... and give it to a Conservative friend.
Mel Hurtig's new book, "The Arrogant Autocrat" - like many others on the subject of Conservative government wrong-doing overlooks the Nuremberg (Nazi) Trials Question....