Archive for the ‘canada’ Category

Harper: Goodbye, Good Riddance.

December 2, 2008

So, Harper might be gone. I couldn’t be more thrilled than I am today. Well, except when that lying dictator is removed from power.

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Ridings v.s. Proportions

October 15, 2008

So, in Canada, our current system is that of Ridings. Basically, you have a person from the different Parties competing for your vote. And all your votes go toward that person. I really really like this system because it basically assigns someone to represent me (and everyone else in the Riding). That is whether I voted for him/her or not.

Some people don’t like this system and they do have valid reasons; no system is perfect. My problem with proportional government is that you vote for the party, and don’t have the choice to include the individual. That is, that the Party will get a certain amount of seats based on the proportions of votes and assign the candidates themselves. This basically makes a Party somewhat like a faceless corporation.

So, what to do. My solution is to keep the Ridings as they sit. But, reform the Senate. Turn the Senate from 100% being appointed, to being proportional representation of the popular vote. Then make the Senate actually relevant.

With the above system in place, we will get a person assigned to us to represent us. I believe this to be imperative to a Democracy. And, we also get a proportional input into the Democratic process. I think this strikes a good balance.

The only problem is working out the details. Well, that and convincing people that it’s a good idea. And then getting it done. Think it’ll happen?

Aboriginals Snubbed? Not so.

July 18, 2008

It also baffles me just how arrogant the aboriginals of Canada are. This article posted the results of survey that questioned people about the “101 things that define Canada, and 20 that don’t”. The aboriginals didn’t make the list. And now they’re complaining. Colour me shocked.

The main thing that I believe that the aboriginals and there supporters don’t get is that these are the thing that currently define Canada. Please note, that this does NOT include hundreds of years ago events. In fact, I’d say that the French had much more to do with Canada’s development than the aboriginals ever did.

But, lets take a slightly closer look.

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Canada’s Aboriginal Problem

May 30, 2008

This is a little bit of a touchy problem because of politics not because of lack of facts. In fact, the facts point to a truth that the aboriginal community would rather not make it to the public eye. Problem is, that this truth will likely be hidden because the general populace in North America doesn’t have much of a critical eye. I mean, just look at the so called “news media.”

At any rate, this post is because of this article which is light on facts, and heavy on opinion. In fact, it even points people to learn the “facts” from an activist website. Not exactly uncommon in North America and is indicative of the downfall of the education system here.

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