Tag: Politics

  • Gaming the System

    Gaming the System

    Call it using a loophole, or exploiting a vulnerability – it’s all just another way to “game the system”.

  • The Rest of the Story

    The Rest of the Story

    I pay attention to all leadership races, because I believe sometimes it’s more important to vote for the leader instead of the party.  After all, the world needs more leaders. I find myself aligned with a lot of the values of the NDP party even though I don’t traditionally vote NDP, but I consider leaders…

  • Time to Pay Attention

    Time to Pay Attention

    The biggest surprise isn’t that Rebel Media is imploding – it’s the shared values between the Rebel and Andrew Scheer’s supporters.

  • The Season for Giving

      Christmas is just around the corner. This is the time of year that embodies the spirit of giving. And yet, for so many people it’s only about receiving, and their giving is limited to their immediate circle. There is a refugee crisis happening and as we accept some displaced people into our country, the…

  • Helping Our Own

    Anyone can fall at any time. It’s up to each of us to be there to catch them when they do.

  • Empathy and Elections

    Someone I care deeply about but hadn’t seen in many years once declared, “life has been better to me than I deserve”. And he did indeed have a good life. His own law firm, world travel, a condo in Palm  Springs; a fortunate life. I’ve often thought about that phrase and I recently realized that…

  • Things Change

    My friends tell me I’m focusing too much on politics lately, so I thought I’d mix it up a bit. Since I just sold our 1993 Daytona and I have my 2008 Nissan Sentra for sale, I thought I’d take a trip down automobile memory lane. My first car was a 1972 Datsun 510 and…

  • Voting for Hope

    I’ve been giving some thought lately to what drives change (or not) during an election and I have a few hypotheses that I’d like to muse about and relate them to each of the party leaders in the coming election. When things are going well, of course people will vote the ruling party in again.…

  • Give Me Back My Canada!

    Right before every election, I become very outspoken. So much so that many of my friends and relatives think I’m very politically involved. I’m not. I’m not even a supporter of any particular party. I like to judge each of them each on their own merits and record. In case you’re wondering, I’m not anti-government…

  • What’s Your Political Party?

    What’s Your Political Party?

    When it comes to politics, I can be very clear in my opinions. That doesn’t mean that I’m not open to discussion or debate though, but sometimes I don’t think I make that clear enough. Let’s face it – I am not a political expert and I know I often disagree without necessarily knowing all the…