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Promises, Promises

Canadian General Election 2021 Voting Day is next Monday. Most people have probably already made up their minds as to the party they will support: one quarter of eligible voters have already cast their ballot in the advance polls. But … Continue reading

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I Voted Today at an Advanced Poll

People’s Party of Canada No, I didn’t make a mistake: although this (under-represented) political party is ultra-right, the local General Election candidate is the least-worst choice of a bad bunch. My wife chose a candidate from a different political party … Continue reading

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Ugly Canadians: The Federal Election Campaign Turned Nasty

Trudeau Protest (Yesterday) This is one of the few ‘nice’ images from that confrontation in Bolton, Ontario. You can read about it in the Toronto Star, here. In truth, I don’t recognize our country anymore. The dividing line is along … Continue reading

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Meet the Man who Built the Orange Wave in Canada

Jack Layton (July 18, 1950 – August 22, 2011) In the words of Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi: “You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” Jack Layton died ten years ago this week. It was the only time … Continue reading

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Do You Wonder Why They’re Called “The Wonder Years”?

Dwight D. Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) My childhood took place during Dwight D Eisenhower‘s presidency. I have no conscious memory of anything before him. (In Canada, we had a couple or three Prime Ministers during the … Continue reading

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“Sufficient Unto the Day is the Evil Thereof”

USA’s Pluto Return (July 11, 2022) Normally, I don’t like projecting too far into the future, especially if there is an element of negativity involved. I have been basically ignorant of this coming event until I watched a fellow astrologer’s … Continue reading

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A Figment of My Imagination: Lincoln Reincarnated?

Henry A Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 8, 1965) This latest post comes hot on the heels of the previous two, as I want to show you how these connections are made. While reviewing a video or two on … Continue reading

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How the Democrats Killed the Republican President in 1865

John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) Doesn’t it seem ironic to you that the ‘freedom’ party of the present could be the ones who wanted to keep slavery alive in the past, and the GOP (Grand … Continue reading

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There’s a New Governor General in Canada

Mary Simon (August 21, 1947) She was sworn in yesterday as Canada’s 30th Governor General (the next highest person after the Queen, for those who don’t know these things). The fact that Mary Simon is indigenous is a big deal: … Continue reading

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World History Contained in One Lightfoot Song

Protocol (1976) The first time I heard this song was at Massey Hall, Toronto, sometime in 1976. As I was living in Vancouver during that time period, it would have been when I returned for a visit with my son. … Continue reading

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