The New Calgary Arena Boondoggle

The New Calgary Arena Boondoggle

In all likelihood, this blog will be relevant only to people living in southern Alberta but, I suspect there are parallels which will apply to other Canadian cities where the local ”elites” rule the roost. Recently, Calgary’s city councillors, behind an 11 to 4 vote,...
Goodbye Canada. We’ve Taken Enough Abuse.

Goodbye Canada. We’ve Taken Enough Abuse.

If a referendum were held tomorrow, I am absolutely convinced that the majority of voters in Alberta and Saskatchewan would vote to separate from Canada.  And who could blame them? You will notice that I did not mention Manitoba or British Columbia. ...
Political Polls: What a Joke!

Political Polls: What a Joke!

Thomas Jefferson opined that democracy would only work if the electorate were educated and informed.  Based on poll results in both Canada and the United States, democracy in both countries simply does not work. Everyone is quick to give their opinion, but few...
Our Sheep-like Responses to Government Policies

Our Sheep-like Responses to Government Policies

I live in Calgary, Alberta, a city which I suspect is similar to other Canadian cities in that our civic affairs are governed by City Aldermen or Alderwomen, or for the politically correct, just plain Councillors.  Where these people come from is a mystery to me,...
Ultra Liberals in Our Midst: Will They Be the Death of Us?

Ultra Liberals in Our Midst: Will They Be the Death of Us?

When I was very young and living in Kingston, Ontario, there was a panic situation involving an insidious, infectious disease.  It was called polio and those affected became crippled and worse, died.  The disease primarily attacked young children.  I...