Singing the national anthem at any event - even at home during hockey games - is always a moment that stirs tremendous pride within me. I am Canadian and thank you William Shatner because every time I say that now, I think of you.... Canada is one of the best places on earth, in my opinion. … Continue reading “O Canada, O Canada, who stands watch from sea to sea? Who for a lost democracy? Who for the true north strong and free? If not you then let it be me”
In July Canada made it back into the UN's top ten list of developed countries, but looking at the World Vision gift site, you might think we were a third world country. While this might shock some, the response to my recent posts on the Loblaws chains decision to pull back the 50% discount on … Continue reading World Vision offers Feed a Hungry Family in Canada gift option.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the soldier shot and killed this morning while on service in Ottawa this morning - my deepest condolences. http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/soldier-killed-at-national-war-memorial-identified-1.2065980?hootPostID=50a6907fb7f84ff0824b1d455587eb2c My thoughts are also with all parliamentarians, staff, friends and colleagues who experienced this. Let the resolve,strength and reason of Canadians as a country,guide us. And because I … Continue reading Tragedy in Ottawa
Say what you will about John G. Diefenbaker now, he coined a passage that has become sacred to many devoted Canadians. I clued in a couple of years ago that things at the federal level were not about to change anytime soon despite the incessant assaults on our science, our media, our people.And incessant they … Continue reading “I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”
The National Bureau Chief for Sun Media is David Akin, of whom I am unabashedly a big fan. Why, Sun Media haters might ask? Because besides the fact that he was more often than not, the only journalist out there holding Christy Clark's feet to the fire prior to the last election and during it - he … Continue reading The only thing you need to know about Justin Trudeau ~ your amuse bouche before this mornings ‘big breakfast’ post coming shortly
"Most in your arena see soldiers as part of the "SYSTEM" 'soldier' or 'troops' are words often used in the media in times of turmoil......only during this time of year do we, as a nation, take a step back and reflect on the sacrifice of the common man. The common man, who like me, has done for our ability to … Continue reading Lest you forget…
“Only one thing to it: a strong stomach. The guts to gladhand a man you're going to stab in the back; pledge allegiance to principles you stomp on every day; righteously denounce some despot in the press and sell him arms under the table. The talent to whip up the voters' worst passions while you … Continue reading “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near” ~Sun Tzu( otherwise known as Rant #1 – there is another one coming)
It was just over a year ago I first wrote about Chinese companies who allegedly couldn't find one single skilled worker in Canada to staff their mines up north... https://lailayuile.com/2011/10/04/if-you-build-them-mines-they-will-come-workers-from-china/ Of course, this week the outrage begins anew with news that even more mines will be bringing even more foreign workers, and while the companies … Continue reading Meanwhile, over in Alberta….
http://www.greenparty.ca/media-release/2012-06-29/harper-s-disdain-canada-exposed-washington-our-embassy-ignores-july-1-celeb OTTAWA – As Canadians across the country mark Canada Day with pride, the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C., is doing nothing to mark our country’s 145th birthday. And yet, on July 4, guests have been invited to our embassy to enjoy a fireworks display in honour of the founding of the United States of … Continue reading United States Of Can-ah-duhhhh, celebratin’ July 4th with pride!
Tonight, I have two special items for you, at least special to me because of where they came from, and why. They both concern Canada. Our country - for some like myself, a birthright, for others a choice to find a better life. There was a time, not that long ago, that I outright admit I took … Continue reading Canada, we stand on guard for thee…