"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Sunday 30 April 2017


TAnonymous has left a new comment on your post "WAR HAS NO WINNERS": 

Why is anybody surprised by Sajan. After all he is a Liberal. The party that gave us a cabinet minister hailed to be from Afghanistan but actually born in Iran or better yet Jag Bhaduria.

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 30 April 2017 at 09:23


And there was  Jean Augustine: came  to Canada as a domestic and left children in the care of her mother. 

Soon she quit domestic service job ,brought her children to Canada and claimed welfare assistance. While living off the state, she acquired education sufficient to become an elementary school teacher and from there was appointed school principal in very short order. 

Jean Chretien chose her as a candidate for a  riding predominantly Jamaican. Upon election, the Prime Minister appointed her Minister of State for Canadian Women's Affairs.

When Jag Bhaduria brought disrepute upon the Liberal Party and was expelled, Augustine and one other person of colour accused the government of racism. 

She retained her cabinet post. 

Bhaduria also kept his seat despite petitions in his riding demanding he be fired.  

He travelled extensively at government expense and competed for the nomination in the next election,
surrounded  by Sikh supporters. 

Not much sign there of an understanding of Canadian culture or traditions. 

Augustine's later bio did not include particulars of early beginnings  in Canada. 

Except for reporting the accusation against the party that gave her high opportunity ,no 
critical comment or editorial surfaced: nothing at all to indicate absent judgement.

No worse  than a cabinet minister lying about personal participation in a military expedition and 
despite clear evidence of complete lack of integrity or any understanding of any expected standard,
He is also apparently being allowed to keep his cabinet post. 

Politics is no worse and no better than any other profession. There are good guys and bad. The
difference is, if leaders don't do what they should ,voters most likely will and the good will be 
shoveled out with the bad .

Eventually, no decent candidates will put their names forward. We may be close to that point in 

We may have all the freedom of a democratic society but if there's nothing to choose between; 

When the North Wind Blows and we have nothing but snow, what will  Robin do then,poor thing?


Anonymous said...

That person made an error by going after an individual because he is a Liberal. That is not good enough - we have to be better than that. Cite the reasons rather than the party prejudice. The local Conservatives just made hash of selecting their local candidate.
Evelyn is correct - the choices when elections roll around are poor. A lot of good people shun the system and sit on the sidelines.

Anonymous said...

I personally don't know what the heck I'm going to do in the next provincial Election. As a conservative it made me sick what happened in the selection of the local represented, the local liberal mpp makes me sicker and I don't see a leader anywhere! Right now it looks like I'm going to be spoiling my ballot.

Anonymous said...

I am actually of the thought that NDP candidates could do quite well in the next election. The other sides are hopeless at the moment . Aurora could have had a good Conservative running, but they blew it. Aurora would not likely elect an NDP - one could still collect protest votes of the disenchanted. Maybe mine.

Anonymous said...

"a good Conservative"'

The definition of an oxymoron?

Anonymous said...

An oxymoron is a 'Liberal telling the truth'