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Monday, December 1, 2008

I thought Canada was a democratic country?

As I come back to my blog, I am deeply saddened by the political events which have occurred in Canada in the last few days. As far as I am concerned, today, December 1,2008 will always be remembered by me, and all Canadians as a day of infamy for Canada. I say this due to the secret negotiations which went on in Canada's parliament between the leaders of the Federal Liberal Party, the National Democratic Party and the Party Quebecois. In an event unprecedented in Canadian history, the leaders of these three parties agreed to rule Canada as a coalition, if the ruling Conservative Party of Canada minority Government is defeated in a non-confidence motion in Parliament.

It is interesting to remember that Stephane Dion was urging New Democrats to vote Liberal to 'stop Harper, before the last Federal election. Yet, more than once this campaign, the Liberal leader has claimed that he would not co-operate with the NDP in the House of Commons to stop Harper. (I guess the fact that Dion has co-operated with the NDP to possibly form a coalition government, which would rule Canada, if Harper's Government is defeated in a non-confidence vote in Parliament, says it all about Dion!!) Where are your morals Mr. Dion? Why did a press person in your party respond to an email I sent your party, by saying that what happened to today in Canada would not happen?

Ironically, Dion forced the members of his own caucus to abstain from many votes during the last parliament, and this permitted Harper do whatever he wanted. So in reality, it was because the Liberals did not act in the best interests of Canadians, that Harper got away with what he wanted to, and this lead to the problems in Canada. And now, if the PC's are kicked out as ruling Federal party of Canada, it will be Dion who is rewarded for allowing Harper to do what he wanted, and it is Dion and Harper who hurt Canadians and all of Canada!!

And what say to Canadians have in this matter? None. Why should we be forced to accept such an unbelievably obvious bloodless coup of the ruling Federal Tories? The ruling parties, their leaders and their policies are supposed to reflect the interests of the majority of the Canadian population. I do not believe for one minute that the majority of Canadians are interested in another Federal Government lead by the Liberal Party of Canada.

And what about Bob Rae? Rae at one time was the leader of the Ontario Democratic Party of Canada (NDP), and yet today he announced:

"he has officially entered the race to replace Liberal Leader Stephane Dion.
The Toronto MP and former Ontario NDP premier filed his nomination papers with the party early Monday." (source: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/indepth/id_liberals/s/capress/081201/national/liberal_leadership_5)

All of these actions of course simply reinforce the belief among those of us interested in following the political systems of the world, that politicans can not be trusted to listen to the people who voted them into office.

Can Canadians trust Dion? I certainly can't after all the truth about him is very revealing:

"Dion was involved with the sovereignty movement, (a political movement aimed at attaining independent statehood (sovereignty) for the Canadian province of Quebec),
first as a teenager attending a Jesuit college in Quebec City,[7], and later as a university student campaigning for Parti Québécois candidate Louise Beaudoin in the 1976 election." (source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St%C3%A9phane_Dion).
Dion had a prominent role within the Chrétien administration at the time of the sponsorship scandal, and his position as "National Unity" minister (an unofficial term for the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs) made him a figure of particular interest to the subsequent Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities (the Gomery Commission). He stated before the Gomery Commission that although in mid-2001 he was aware of the disproportionately large percentage of sponsorship funds going to Quebec, he was never directly involved in the administration of the program.(source: Gomery, John H. (January 25, 2005). "Volume 62" (not available), Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities, pp. 10897-10909. Retrieved on 3 December 2006.)

Politicans have too much say and influence in our world. The fact that Bay Street stocks incurred an awful beating today, despite the news that the Canadian economy had posted its strongest growth in a year, supports this claim I just made.It was due to the irresponsible and selfish actions of the three party leaders that the stock market crashed today. In regards to Canada's present Federal politicans, I will let this expert's comments stand as judgement against them:

""The more time Canada's leaders spend arguing over the reins of power, the less energy and time is expended on finding workable solutions to the global economic crisis at hand," warned Mark Frey, vice-president foreign exchange trading at Custom House, a Victoria-based international payments firm." (source:http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=1018151)

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I will let some the perceptions of some famous people concerning politicans (some of them politicans themselves) end this entry to my blog:

“A politician will do anything to keep his job - even become a patriot.”-
William Randolph

“There is one sure way of telling when politicians aren't telling the truth - their lips move.”- Felicity Kendall

“Politicians are a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one long step removed from honest men.”- Abraham Lincoln

"All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field." ~Albert Einstein

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." ~Plato

And of course the most relevent quote of all: "Absolute Power corrupts absolutely"-John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton.

In the wrong hands, power can be a very dangerous tool."So what exactly does corrupt mean to us? Simply, corrupt means to move from good morals to bad moral. Sometimes, corrupt people don't understand right from wrong. If they do, they choose to do morally wrong behavior anyway. (source:http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/272722/power_corrupts_does_absolute_power.html?page=2&cat=75)

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"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed



Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia



A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed



Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein



The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi



The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller



Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns



Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama



Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -



Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.