The picture of ponds and waterways idealized with flocks of swans is always the colour scheme of white on blue. Black swans are the rare but true occurrence. They are unpredictable in their arrival, their impact, and their consequence. Their departure is noted, if at all, simply by the lack of, rather than the studied history that now watches for t
The insecurity of acne-ridden youth is oddly reflected in generations many years their senior and it’s creating an environment that is eerily akin to the hallways of junior high. It’s not that we are stuck on who’s sporting a shiny new pair of Nike Airs or the latest name brand apparel that signify that they are among the trendy “it” crowd. However
Inclusion is a word now uttered and pronounced as an obligatory profession of faith, an assurance of correctness, a plea that no offence be taken, and a mantra uttered no differently than the prayer wheels of Tibet, turning and turning as though the very volume elicited will reach the magic total that transforms the world into peace and harmony for
So come with me for a couple of walks, from days gone by, that I remember so well. What brought the first to mind was the “someday” plan for a north end recreation park development now being considered. Why, that is to be in the very same spot as the little Mill Park of my childhood.THE PARK BY THE MILLYes, on the site of the Centennial Arena compl
Mandatory minimums The tension between the State and the Judiciary may never be better demonstrated than over this issue. As designed, the State writes and codifies laws and regulations. The Judiciary are to implement the State’s positions but with the leeway of interpretation and more broad based considerations regarding the umbrella of constituti
View from Parliament Hill – Omar Khadr Recently, the Liberal government decided to apologize and compensate Omar Khadr to the tune of $10.5 million. Many constituents have called and emailed my office in the last couple weeks to let me know of their shock and disgust of this decision by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. My Manitoba colleague James Bez
Let’s take a drive down Saskatchewan Ave. We will pull over and talk to the first pedestrian we see and we’re going to ask him or her: What is there to do for fun in this town? Depending on what we learn, maybe we have some follow up questions to ask. Let’s ask about the museum, the Glesby Centre, any of the attractions on Island Park, Delta Beach,
The president of the United States is very powerful. The so-called leader of the free world has a lot of influence and a great deal of leeway in deciding what to say and do. Donald Trump is exercising this freedom to the max.
All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. No amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best, even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then.