There are a lot of us….

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New Brunswick MP John Williamson from the Conservative caucus made comments about “whities” and “brown people” in the temporary foreign worker program.  Interesting language that is racist or simply incredibly inappropriate from one of our MPs

Conservative Ontario MP Larry Miller said the following on the wearing of the niqab during the citizenship oath …. “If you’re not willing to show your face in the ceremony that you’re joining the best country in the world, then frankly . . . if you don’t like that or don’t want to do that, then stay the hell where you came from,” He then went on to speak on behalf of us … ““I think most Canadians feel the same. That’s maybe saying it a little harshly, but it’s the way I feel.”

These two men hold positions of power in our country. Harper has remained silent and they still have jobs.

Justin Trudeau just  suspended two members of the Liberal Party caucus pending the outcome of an investigation of sexual harassment.

I ask you who would you rather have as our PM.

Unless you are awaiting the coming of the second messiah I would recommend voting strategically this coming year as the language that is being used in our country as of late is not language I recognize as Canadian.

In June 2014, a 24 year old man named Justin Bourque from Moncton, shot 5 RCMP officers. It was the deadliest attack on the RCMP since 2005. He is a white male who was potentially suffering from depression.

Stephen Harper did nothing to change the way we protect ourselves.

4 months later in October, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot and killed a Canadian solider and then stormed Parliament and was killed.  Michael was 32 years old, a drug user with known mental health issues. He claimed to support jihadists and others in the Middle East resisting the West’s intervention, but was not known to the police to be a terrorism risk.

Today I have Bill C-51 and a serious threat against Canada by ISIS?!?!

I wonder if Michael had been another Justin, another white male with mental health issues, if we would have the scapegoat that was needed to start this dangerous conversation of them and us.

I really want my beautiful mosaic of a country back.

Day of Thanks for March 16

Leo Jul 23 | Aug 22 In 1961, 19-year-old Bob Dylan began doing solo performances of folk songs at New York clubs. To accompany his vocals, he played an acoustic guitar and harmonica. By 1963 his career had skyrocketed. Critics called him a creative genius. Pop stars were recording the songs he wrote, making him rich. But he still kept his instrumentation simple, relying entirely on his acoustic guitar and harmonica. That changed in 1965, when he made the leap to rock and roll. For the first time, his music featured a full drum set and electric guitar, bass and keyboards. Some of his fans were offended. How dare he renounce his folk roots? I wonder if it might be time for you to consider a comparable transition, Leo. Are you willing to risk disorienting or disturbing those who would prefer you stay as you are?

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This past Saturday I joined many other Canadians and took to the street to protest Stephen Harper and this Bill C-51. I am in awe that this is even the conversation that we are having in Canada. We should be a world leader in the fight for human rights, environmental rights, freedom of speech, healthy food practices, promotion of green energy, education and health care.

Right now I think, Edward Snowden sums up how I feel best.

“We haven’t had to think about that much in the last few decades because quality of life has been increasing across almost all measures in a significant way, and that has led to a comfortable complacency. But here and there throughout history, we’ll occasionally come across these periods where governments think more about what they “can” do rather than what they “should” do, and what is lawful will become increasingly distinct from what is moral.

In such times, we’d do well to remember that at the end of the day, the law doesn’t defend us; we defend the law. And when it becomes contrary to our morals, we have both the right and the responsibility to rebalance it toward just ends.”

I am not a public speaker. I am not a protestor. I prefer to hug the edges of the party and quietly take things in while enjoying a lot of my own space. Living under Rob Ford and Stephen Harper makes me feel like it is time to get a little louder!!

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I am a Giraffe

This Saturday I am going to show up and protest Bill C – 51.

I wish I was going for a walk. I wish this was not going on in my country.

I am, for the first time, actually scared of what is going on.

When you are scared you can do two things, Fight or Flight.

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Just Broken In – The beginning

jbi-3The hardest thing was getting the courage to start attempting to follow my dream. Last year I turned 38 and decided that I either had to start looking for land or stop talking about looking for land. I started in August and was the owner of 23 acres at the end of November.

There were so many magical moments in the process that I believe there is no where else in the world that I am supposed to be.

I put in my offer on Oct 4, 2013. I went in $18,500.00 under the list price.

On Oct 5, 2013 I crashed Nuit Blanche with my first guerrilla art experiment. I wanted to talk to Canadians about the Idle No More movement and Stephen Harper’s horrible environmental policies.

On Oct 8, 2013 they came back and accepted my offer. I think it was a karmic thank you for taking a vocal and public stand on what is happening to Canada under Harper.

The woman I bought the land from was 92 years old and wrapping up all of her business. She was also married to James Cooper. I don’t think it is a fluke that the North and West border of my land is a public access trail that he donated.

I am going to build on what he started.

 

 

 

 

Hump Day for March 12

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStephen Harper won the 2011 election and was granted a majority government which we are now seeing the full effect of. The craziest part of all of the changes in the last 3 years is that the majority of Canadians don’t agree with anything that is going on in our country.

Right now the Conservative Government is putting forward another bill that will change the landscape of our country. The Fair Elections Act. Google this and you will see a list of articles all stating that this is not good for Canadian Elections.  Not a big reader watch Rick Mercer do what he does best.

Since Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party hit the scene they have not backed away from one of its key messages – its time to talk about Canada and Canadians and not Party Lines and Politicians. Politicians need to start doing what is best for Canada and not doing whatever is needed to stay in power. The NDP and the Green are right beside the Liberals.

If you think the idea of coalition government is a bad thing how do you like living in a country where just 39% of the voters gave one party 54% of the MPs and 100% of the power. I personally would love to see the left leaning parties work together since most of the people voting for them are fundamentally the same with a few minute differences. What we are not, is anywhere close to similar to Stephen Harper. I love hearing Thomas Mulcair talk about working with the Liberals. That is what is going to get Canada moving in the right direction. Partisan Politics are killing me.

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Hump Day for January 29

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I don’t want Stephen Harper out of office because of my degree in Environmental Science, nor because of my urban gay lifestyle, not cause I love my bike, don’t eat animals and spend my money shopping locally and supporting the arts. No sir, its none of those typical Left Leaning Hippie things! I want Stephen Harper out of office because he is a financial train wreck.

I may be a Liberal but I am a small ‘c’ Conservative. Thirteen years ago I moved to Toronto and could not afford to pay rent so was taken in my a lovely couple here who helped me get my feet under me for the first 6 months. 13 years later I own property in Toronto and Land 3 hours North of it. I know money, I understand money and I am really really good with money. Thank you to my parents for teaching me that important life skill.

Thank you Stephen Harper for taking the opportunity to succeed away from more and more Canadians. Harper’s 8 Year Report Card.

Hump Day for January 8

IMG_9764I just wrote the 5 Liberal Premiers (BC, Ontario, Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick) to ask them about the latest Harper Environment scandal….. ” Libricide.”

This is what I wrote. We will see what they say.

Hi There

I am new to politics and to the Liberal Party so am not sure if this if these are the right email addresses to use but I am curious as to why I have not heard any condemnation from any of your offices in regards to the loss of our Environmental History thanks to more of Stephen Harper’s insane actions.

I don’t know what is more terrifying to me right now, Harper or the lack of response from the opposition.

I looked but could not find any articles where you are speaking up and out on behalf of Canadians and our scientists. If there are any out there please send them over to me. For what I can see those calling for action are not politicians.

Dismantling of Fishery Library ‘Like a Book Burning.’

Knowledge Massacre

Book Burning 21st Century Style
I understand the Liberal Party is moving towards the 2015 election under the idea that politics should be positive, optimistic and hopeful. The Liberal Party is concerned with growing the middle class and bringing back equity to our corporate Canada. That’s great but where is the concern and stance on the environment? I don’t see the point in all of us having more money if we don’t have any clean air, water, land. Furthermore, if as a party you are really concerned about the shrinking middle class then it would only make sense to me that you are as equally concerned about the environment since that is the currency our First Nation’s Communities and many others use to transact their lives in. If the quest to save the middle class is not exclusive to money and those in cities then you must start to address actions like these with loud condemnation.

Thank you in advance for your time and replies
Tanya

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