Given that the source of that snarl was our own nasty bit of business, I think it important to note that he/shedoes not like anything much. Freeland is going to be very helpful to the new government, Not only does shehave a flexibility with languages to deal with other countries , she has spent time studying the subjects thatmust all come together to develop our economy.
She may not live up to the high expectations. But she is out there trying, not chipping away on a blog.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 26 November 2015 at 09:50
Chipping away or commenting to a blog may be the only part of our so-called freedom still available.
There are days and circumstances when it's not apparent.
The Minister's academic background is an assurance of intelligence. The requirement for her new responsibilities however, is judgement. Not the same thing. By any measurement, better to be slow and sure than make mistakes and have to spend time recouping loss.
The new government has been given a shot by the electorate at improvement and there's plenty of room for that. For our own sake, probably most of us have a vestige of hope.
Mistakes are cumulative. Sometimes it only takes one to sink a career. Politics and academics are not the same. Truism has never been more true.
The refugee crisis was the first test. It wasn't contrived by opposition parties. It was real
Schwashbuckling swagger was absolutely the wrong approach. They did it anyway.
Then they talked to the Provinces and discovered they didn't know what they didn't know.There were partners who needed to be consulted.
I wonder if the Feds know about food banks and how many Canadians, including seniors, are relying on them and food drives and hostels and homeless shelters.
Perhaps more to the point, do the refugees know about food banks, lack of affordable housing and opportunities for young people in Canada to make a living.
The Honorable Eric Hoskings reminded me of the Hungarian Rebellion sixty years ago when he proposed de-commissioned hospitals for refugee housing.
In 1956, Hungarian borders opened for a brief period and thousands made good on an exit.
Some found their way to Scotland.
They were housed in hostels.
Fed typical Scottish fare of porridge and mutton broth with barley .Healthy but ever so humble.
Hospital orderly jobs were available to them.
Behind the iron curtain, people tended to be educated.
As opposed to capitalists,socialists think of skill training and education a sound investment of public
Anyway, Hungarian refugees who landed in Scotland didn't take long to decide they were better off at home in Hungary.
They returned forthwith.
A headline going across the screen today notes a Manulife survey found 38% of Canadians in 2014
did not have enough to cover household expenses.