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‘Hoisted With Their Own Petard’


“The ‘equity’ rule states if a man retires from an NDP-held seat in the province, that man’s replacement must be a woman or an “equity-seeking” man; for example, a man who is a visible minority, a person with a disability or someone from the LGBTQ community.”

“The B.C. NDP has nominated former MP Nathan Cullen as its candidate for the ‘Stikine’ riding…after ‘Indigenous’ {sic, they mean ‘Aboriginal} leader Annita McPhee put her name forward for the position.  Continue reading ‘Hoisted With Their Own Petard’

‘Leading Canada Backwards…’


“Who ever thought a federal election would generate a new discussion of ‘What exactly is the Canadian nation?’

ERBLLeadingCanadaBackwards800x800“I had thought that was already settled: the Canadian “nation” being the sum of all its parts … a cohesive society made up of all its citizens … peoples originating from all around the world…

“In the New World … where EVERYBODY’s descendants came from somewhere else … “nations” (Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, etc.) have been regarded in modern times as a compendium of all the people … from everywhere … that is, ANYONE holding citizenship is part of the Canadian ”nation”.

“But apparently, Mulcair and Trudeau do NOT see Canada this way.

“Both of them, during the course of the campaign, have expressed the view that Canada is composed of TWO nations: those of us from all around the world, as outlined above …  and aboriginals.

“Because both have said, if elected, they will establish a new relationship and regard any negotiations between the government and aboriginals as being on the basis of “NATION TO NATION”

“Huh? Continue reading ‘Leading Canada Backwards…’