Anyone who knows me will be shocked by the brevity of this piece. However, for me, it is pretty easy to see why the city of Calgary should move forward with the 2026 Olympic Bid. My argument is based on two facts: the precarious nature of WinSport’s finances and the need for the city to […]
“The Donald Trumps of the world, the Nigel Farages of the world — one can disagree with them, especially a conservative like myself can disagree with them on some things. But they are at least trying to fix what they see ails democratic, capitalist, market-oriented societies and my fear is if they don’t have success […]
In 2018, an Alberta Government Department – called Alberta Economic and Development and Trade developed a pamphlet. Entitled the “2017 Highlights of the Alberta Economy”, it noted that Alberta had “one of the world’s most productive agricultural economies, with a total farm area of 50.3 million acres or 20.3 million hectares”. But it doesn’t stop […]
I am grateful to a man that I have never met. I was first introduced to him by a good friend. She had grown up in a place that used to be named after him. That place today is called Lucan and it is a stone’s throw away from London, Ontario. That place was once […]
When I was nineteen, I joined my first political campaign. In some ways, it was odd. For, while, I lived in a house that talked about the problems of the world, a house where the news was avidly watched, I had never thought about joining a political party. I just assumed I was a Federal […]
In the 1970s, Lincoln Alexander fought the caucus of the Progressive Conservative Party. Mr. Alexander fought them because as a Black man, he wanted to support anti-hate speech legislation. His party, the Progressive Conservative Party, didn’t like the legislation because they felt it would curtain both the concept of the freedom of speech and the individual rights of all Canadians. So Lincoln Alexander asked a question: “Are you saying that you can call my son or daughter a nigger and that is free speech?”
In a similar fashion, as a proud Canadian of Caribbean heritage, I need to ask a similar question of Maxime Bernier and Rex Murphy: “do you feel that the recognition of various racial problems in Canada also exacerbates those problems?”.
In 1787, the American Constitutional Convention came to be. George Washington was elected to be its chairman and he sat in a very beautiful chair. On the back of the chair, a sun was carved. Very few people took notice of the chair but Benjamin Franklin was one of them. At this point, he was […]