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WHY I LIKE JUSTIN TRUDEAU FROM HIS HEAD RIGHT DOWN TO HIS SOCKS

July 7th, 2017

I write this knowing most Conservative minded Canadians probably won’t agree with it (and also knowing they won’t read it) but I like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . There, I said it. I say this realizing he has made many decisions that many people don’t agree with: Pipeline approval, $10.5 million to Omar Khadr, deficits ballooning so far past their estimates it makes Canadian cell phone bills seem like bargains, etc.  I can see how any or all of those things could make you dislike Justin Trudeau (unless you are in fact Omar Khadr in which case I’d say that …

CANADA DAY 150

June 30th, 2017

 

Dear Canada,

150 years old eh? Wow! You don’t look it.

You must have had some work done. I think they call it “infrastructure spending”?

In any case, happy “Sasquatch centennial” where we celebrate 150 years of only seeing a Sasquatch in one photo.

Granted, the most awe-inspiring parts of you have been around a LOT longer than 150 years. The majestic mountains, the fabulous but not INFINITE fresh water and of course…Don Cherry.

And we must always remember our First Nations family who cared for this land long before our French and English Confederation forefathers formed an agreement that …

TWO WEEKS IN NOVA SCOTIA COULD LEAD TO A NOVA YOU

June 23rd, 2017

I spent most of the last 2 weeks in Nova Scotia, first in Halifax and then at my brother’s place in the Annapolis Valley, blissfully taking a break from the news and getting back in touch with my Irish-Scottish roots (i.e. drinking Irish whisky and Scottish Scotch)

For those not aware, Nova Scotia actually means “New Scotland” in Latin and “Scotia” is the original Roman name for “Ireland”. Hence, I spent my downtime honouring the origins of the region in the most comprehensive liquid way I could (I also drank Roman wine)

And sometimes, that’s all you have to do …