Monday, June 29, 2009


Just to let those who are interested know that I've been in the process of moving, all moved in now since Fri., & that is why there haven't been any posts. It may continue to be that way for a little while longer as I get sorted & unpacked. I'm getting way too old for this moving thing!!! ;)

Monday, June 15, 2009


Cpl. Martin Dube, 35, killed defusing 2 bombs when they blew up.

From CBC News:

"An Afghan police officer was also killed and an Afghan interpreter was seriously injured in the explosion."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Alberta Tories angry with Harper Conservatives

From Brian Laghi at the G&M:

"The Harper Conservatives are being taken to task by their provincial Alberta cousins, who say Ottawa is failing to inform them of key government policies, treats the unemployed unfairly and falls short in boosting the oil sands."

"The document is the most recent example of Prime Minister Stephen Harper finding himself on the defensive from his own partisans. Last winter, Conservatives criticized a federal stimulus spending package that has increased the projected deficit to $50-billion."

It will be interesting to watch how this develops & if Harper makes concessions to the Alberta Govt. If not this may lead to the Liberals making inroads into Alberta. Sure would be nice if that were to happen!

Read more on it here.


Pte. Alexandre Péloquin, 20 years old. How many more before we withdraw? IF we leave.

From CBC News.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Politics Show Staying!!!

From Harris MacLeod at the Hill Times:

"CBC Newsworld's supper-hour political news program Politics will not be cancelled, says CBC spokesperson Jeff Keay."

"But Mr. Keay said that though the show will undergo substantial changes between when it goes off the air for the summer break, and when a revamped version appears in the fall, the CBC would still have a political show at 5 p.m."

Well that's a tremendous relief as I was concerned that the only political program come the Fall would be CTV's 5 p.m. show.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

NO PROTECTION: Outside of Country

It seems that we, as Canadians, no longer have any protection if we leave the country. This according to our Conservative Govt.

From Janice Tibbetts at The Gazette:

"Canada's legal duty to protect its citizens, even children, ends at the border and there is nothing in domestic or international law that obliges the government to seek Omar Khadr's repatriation, say federal arguments filed in court."

"States do not have a duty to protect citizens held by foreign countries," said the factum, noting that there is no decision worldwide ordering a government to seek repatriation."

This is in reference to the Harper Govt.'s appeal against a ruling, recently, by Federal Court Justice James O'Reilly ordering the Govt. to repatriate Omar Khadr.

But this doesn't just apply to Khadr. This applies to each & every one of us who leaves the country. So, how do you like this NEW take on our safety & well-being from Mr. "Law & Order" Stephen Harper? I, for one, no longer feel secure about leaving the boundaries of our Canada.

DEBT in 5 years: $630B!!!

This is unbelievable. From CBC News another report from TD Bank:

"Canada's total debt will jump more than 30 per cent by 2013-14 under current economic conditions, the Toronto-Dominion Bank said Tuesday in a new forecast.

The bank said Ottawa's auto bailout package, as well as a lagging economy, will add $167 billion in new public borrowing over the next five years.

That means government debt, estimated at $462.9 billion at the end of fiscal 2008-09, will rise by 36 per cent during the period to almost $630 billion, according to Don Drummond, TD's chief economist, and Derek Burleton, the bank's director of economic analysis."

What the heck is going on? And why are Stephen Harper & Jim Flaherty still in power? Time to throw these fools out!!!!