On Aug 12, 2016, at 9:57 PM, Al... wrote:
Good evening my friends, mes amis, mi priateli, mein freunds, and generally all of you good, unhyphenated Canadians, First, in CFL action although the Eskies beat the Alouettes yesterday 23-12 it was a sleeper, a lack-lustre game with absolutely no excitement. They played as though they were on a binge the night before. But today’s game where Winnipeg beat Toronto 34-17 the game was exciting but when the cameras focused on the fans more than half had emptied. That’s how much they think of their Argonauts. I’m glad that Winnipeg thumped Toronto. There are two good games tomorrow.
And while I was watching the game today a number of questions about our country crossed my mind. I settled on two questions which I pose to you:
WHAT IS CANADA? Is it “our home and native land” or is it “a land of hope for all who toil?” My answer is pretty simple: I think Canada SHOULD be a “land of hope for all who toil” and that it should be a country where our elected representatives ACTUALLY represent our Canadian interests and maintain our former traditions and culture and laws.
It should be a land where our politicians hold regular old-fashioned town hall meetings with no holds barred and no bloody time limits.
It should be a land where our elected officials are always ACCOUNTABLE TO US AND ALWAYS BE TRANSPARENT.
It should be a land where the people should be consulted by referendum on important questions affecting the defense, security and taxation of our people. It should be a land where our politicians extoll those who produce for the greater good and that welfare be minimized. It should be a land where education should be the mainstay of our society and that students remain in school for a purpose. It should be a nation where our politicians bring back total, unfettered, uncluttered FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND OF THE PRESS.