Category Archives: Federal

Pete McMartin, Housing and Knowing So Much That Ain’t So – Part I of III

Unmistakably apparent, at least to a creatively maladjusted polymath, in the smooth flow of Pete McMartin’s ‘A Limit to Social Housing’ on housing in Vancouver is the root cause of the deterioration affordable housing, homelessness, the economy, Canada’s standard of living and so much of Canadian life suffers.

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Actions and policies cannot effectively address the challenges and issues facing Canada and Canadians [governments, businesses, citizens] when the decisions, policies and actions are based on myth.

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Reality VS. Perception – Genesis: The Justin Papers 001

When the results of Canada’s 2015 federal election were in and it was clear that Canadian voters had given the Liberal Party a substantial majority thereby choosing Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister [since voters re-elected MP Trudeau] I began composing a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express my concerns about the divergence between Reality as it Exists and Reality as perceived by politicians, pundits, specific interest groups and presented to Canadians by the media as the Truth without any true diversity of thought, challenge, examination or analysis..

Reality does not care what your ideology says is true, what you believe is true or what you want to be true; Reality does not care what we think, it exists separately from us and simply is what it is.                   Tao of James

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Day 6

It is the fourth revolution on its axis of our planet on our planet’s recently begun new journey around our sun. The sixth day of the new year.

In truth the New Year should be tied to the Winter Solstice since the solstice is the point in time that our planets solar dance turns from the deepening sleep of winter towards the awakening and rebirth of Spring as the minutes of daylight stop decreasing and begin to increase.

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Federal Election – Harper and the Conservatives Part IV of V

As noted earlier – in thinking about the state of Canada’s finances and the economy, it became clear that as difficult as I found it to comprehend it was possible, even likely, that Stephen Harper and the Conservatives in fact see themselves as doing a good job – telling themselves that Canada’s finances and economy would be in much worse shape under any other party’s management.

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Federal Election – Harper and the Conservatives Part III of V

Unfortunately Stephen Harper is not without cause for the disdain* he shows for Canadian voters every time he stands there and claims that he and the Conservatives are good managers of Canada’s finances and economy.

1 Disdain assumes that Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are aware of their extremely poor performance as managers of Canada’s finances and economy. I have to acknowledge a personal bias that caused me to assume that anyone who brought about the state Canada’s debt, finances and economy are in, would HAVE TO BE aware of the bad job they had done. In writing [thus thinking] about Stephen Harper and the Conservatives it has become clear that there is the distinct possibility that they are totally unaware of the reality of their performance and in fact see themselves as doing a good job.

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