I look forward to growing Old and Wise and Audacious.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Over to you.

The 1st of February 2007 Participate in the biggest mobilization of Citizens Against Global Warming!

The Alliance for the Planet [a group of environmental associations] is calling on all citizens to create 5 minutes of electrical rest for the planet.

People all over the world should turn off their lights and electrical appliances on the first of February 2007, between 1.55 pm and 2.00 pm in New York, 18.55 for London, and 19.55 for Paris, Bruxelles, and Italy. 1.55 pm in Ottawa, 2:55pm in Halifax, 10.55am on the Pacific Coast of North America.

This is not just about saving 5 minutes worth of electricity; this is about getting the attention of the media, politicians, and ourselves.

Five minutes of electrical down time for the planet: this does not take long, and costs nothing, and will show all political leaders that global warming is an issue that needs to come first and foremost in political debate.

Why February 1

This is the day when the new UN report on global climate change will come out in Paris.
This event affects us all, involves us all, and provides an occasion to show how important an issue global warming is to us. If we all participate, this action can have real media and political weight.

Please circulate this call to your utmost ability to your network.
Veronica Sherwood
Education and Community Outreach Officer Sustainable Communities and Ecosystems Division Environment Canada 902-426-1698 phone 902-426-6434 fax

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein

thanks LM

Monday, January 29, 2007

Hold this thought.

Tar Ponds = bury them Tar sands = exhume them.

Number 29 forever.

Ken Dryden received a wonderful living eulogy from our Leader Stephane Dion in the House of Commons today.

It was noted by Don Newman and Sandra Bonner that it was a first for such a tribute to a sitting Member of Parliament, as all others have been in sickness or Memorium.

I thought it was poignant as it was the first thing shown after the Conservative attack Ads which showed both Michael Ignatieff and Ken Dryden going after Dion during the Leadership debates. More importantly, during Question period with Dion & Ignatieff seated together and their "if you did not understand the question in French, I will repeat it in English" directed to PMSH. To watch them united and going after the Government. Canadians will see a new face on the Liberal benches while the Conservatives run with the NDP selling their souls trying to ignore the Polls.

A Little known fact;

Elizabeth May Leader of the Green Party has a seat in the House of Commons. Well not actually on the Floor of the House of Commons.

After the Byelection where Elizabeth May came in 2nd last fall, the Greens went to Peter Milliken, Speaker of the House of Commons, and asked if he could find a seat for their Leader. The Greens are players in the Canadian Political scene, with 600,000 votes they will be getting money from Elections Canada soooo....... Milliken agreed and for the first time in Canadian History there is a seat in the Diplomats section for Elizabeth May, where she can attend & observe the goings on.

Will the Green party be included in the next Leaders Debates during the Federal Election sometime soon?

I detect some subtle reforms happening .

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Shin splints and stress fractures.

No it isn't from door to door or any electioneering,

it is @#$% Ouch painfull and brings out

the Bitch in me.

It has forced me into a recluse reclining with icepacks for relief.I've found much entertainment reading the Globe & Mail, there is to much pain to focus on a full book but the easy to digest is best.

Flipping through TV channels I've discovered one called Encore Avenue which shows uninterrupted movies.

"In a Moment" filmed in 1993 stars Russell Crowe and Peter Outerbridge as young Pilots in Training with the British CommonWealth training Plan somewhere near Brandon Manitoba. A National Film Board, Telefilm Canada and a Manitoba production.

My father was R.C.A.F. Flight Instructor with the British Commonwealth training Plan in Penhold Alberta (sometime after the last Ice Age but well before this modern era of Global Warming). It was the face of a very young Russell Crowe playing an Austrailian LAC who had travelled the Pacific, the Panama Canal and the Atlantic to Montreal and then a train across the Canadian outback to learn to fly, then go off to WAR.

A fun sunday afternoon, an interesting romantic story and a 'star' that is easy on the eyes.

I feel better already. Another Canadian Flick I recommend to those who haven't yet seen it.

Maxines advice to the New Canadian Government.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

As seen on Rick Mercer Report.

My Chuckle came from the answer Chuck Strahl, the NEW Minister of Agriculture gave to Rick Mercer his (one time only) driver for the day.

Question RM to CS:

When are you Conservatives going to stop blaming the Liberals for everything, and when will you stop calling yourselves the NEW government of Canada?

Answer CS to RM:

When we become the old government.

Mercer is terrific at delivering the lines but needs to focus on reading the signs.

I won't hold my breath waiting for the PMO Press release that states this" Old" Canadian Government.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Nothing NEW here.

This arrived in my inbox part of the routine propaganda from the PMO..... the one thing I find amusing in all this is the turn of phrase 'Canada's new government' .

How many 1 year olds are referred to as new babies?

January 24, 2007

Ottawa, OntarioPrime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that two Parliamentary Secretaries have received new assignments.Ted Menzies, Member of Parliament for the Alberta riding of Macleod and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, assumes the additional responsibility of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade.Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for the Quebec riding of Lotbini√®re-Chutes-de-la-Chaudi√®re and former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, becomes Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.In announcing the changes, Prime Minister Harper said they were designed to improve the overall efficiency of Canada’s New Government by ensuring the skills and interests of all Parliamentary Secretaries are matched as closely as possible with their ministerial assignments.“Mr. Gourde and Mr. Menzies are talented, hard-working parliamentarians,” the Prime Minister said. “Today’s assignments recognize the effort and expertise they have displayed during our first year in office.”The new assignments were approved by Order in Council at today’s meeting of the Cabinet.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ghost of promises past .

"The most complete book in the field" runs the headline across the top .

Advertising * Plus Mulroney's future plan to unite the Provinces and Lower Taxes.

By Professor Bernard Gatt
Canada's Foremost Economist.

This Blue Book is full of unlined, blank pages. Now being recycled by PMSH to save Canada's Environment.