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Allan's Perspective

Saturday Morning Confusion: It’s all politics to me!

Posted April 26, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, while it has never been a gentleman’s game, at least politics was practiced with a certain degree of civility and decorum in the past. MY HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED! It just occurred to me this morning that the veneer of respectability in politics is not only long gone, but despite the apparent differences, there […]

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Not all holes are assholes, but some are!

Posted May 29, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Kimberley Big Hole – South Africa – Apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1,097 meter deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds, before being closed. Folks: These holes are not only amazing, but some are really terrifying – Especially the final one ! The sheer scale of these holes reminds […]

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Canadian Politics

Québec considers lowering voting age to 16?

Posted January 29, 2013 by Gordon Cawsey
Recent news is suggesting that Québec Premier Pauline Marois is intrigued with the thought of extending voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds.  -CTV STORY HERE-
Québec’s first minister was in Scotland recently, where a vote on independence will take place in 2014.  Scotland will be allowing 16 and 17 year old citizens to vote in a referendum on separation.  There are many who consider the PQ’s popularity among the youth of Québec to be strong, I am one of them, so extending voting rights to a younger demographic certainly makes sense in that light.
But what about the rest of our democracy?  Should our political parties consider giving high school students a say in more than just voting during a Québec referendum, but in other elections as well?
Teenagers voting???  Gimme a….wait a minute, this makes sense.
Think about it.  All you basically need to vote in Canada is a birth certificate saying you’re over 18 and a pulse, that’s pretty much it.  It doesn’t matter if you can’t name even  three of Canada’s ten provinces, or if you think the Prime Minister of our country is George Washington Lincoln Gretzky, here’s a ballot go mark your X. 
Why shouldn’t older teenagers be given a say in determining Canada’s future, be it at the federal, provincial, regional, or municipal level…oh yeah, let’s not forget school boards.  Damn this country is so over governed.
If a 90 year old who is likely departing this world in the next few years has the legal right to vote, why not someone who in all likelihood will be contributing to Canadian society for the next fifty years or more?

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Upcoming interviews/campaign news from #LPCO, #Brant, etc

Posted July 29, 2014 by Scott Tribe

Yes, the blog has turned into a bit of an interview/campaign theme in the last bit, but that’s what happens when Parliament and the Ontario Legislature aren’t in session, and because I don’t wish to touch the Middle East Gaza morass with a 40 foot pole.

So, a couple of things in to mention:

- I will be having interviews upcoming with Kanata-Carleton Liberal nomination candidate Karen McCrimmon, as well as Brandon Sage, who is running to be the LPCO VP of Organization (upcoming meaning as soon as they get their replies to me).

- Staying on the LPCO front, I understand Jeff Jedras is again the lone person [...]

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Man stunned, but doesn’t go down!

Posted June 16, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Nova Scotia Report: A 48-year-old Halifax man will appear in court to face charges today after police first used a stun gun on the suspect …, and then tackled him during an arrest. Staff Sgt. Reid McCoombs says Halifax police responded to a call on Sunday evening alleging the suspect was threatening to shoot another […]

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World Cup Soccer invaded by giant crickets!

Posted July 6, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

It’s time for Fifa World Cup Soccer news, kids! Host Brazil is moving on to the semifinals of the World Cup after beating fellow heavyweight Colombia 2-1 in a game that had its share of suspect calls. As Matthew Cowley noted there were a total of 51 fouls in this match, which made the whole […]

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The next step in “Political Correctness” is here!

Posted April 6, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, we got trouble in River City! Or at least in the University of River city! For any of you that thought “political correctness” was stupid, GET A LOAD OF THIS! University students have come up with an even more bizarre and asinine concept called “TRIGGER WARNINGS!” (That’s right kids, from now on, anytime a […]

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Canadian Politics

Brandon Sage – running for LPCO VP of Organization

Posted August 5, 2014 by Scott Tribe

As you have read, I’ve been doing a series of interviews – some of them are with folks running for Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario) positions that will be decided in September at the LPCO convention. Today, I present an interview I did with Brandon Sage, who has decided to run for the VP of Organization. Thanks to Brandon for participating!

Could you tell the readers (and me!) what exactly the person who is the VP of Organization for the LPCO responsible for doing?

Preparing for elections. For me, that means preparing the party to win elections – and the best way to do that is to focus what [...]

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“Assholes of the Day!”

Posted June 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Two! Count ‘em, Two for the price of one! The Government announced the approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline yesterday, which means thousands of jobs and billions of dollars pumped into our economy …., and both Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau came out against it! For playing politics, and jeopardizing the economic health of Canada, […]

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407 – ‘Common Sense Revolution’ in action!

Posted July 9, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers, we got this in the mail today:: A lot of talk lately about what the provincial Liberals are going to do to Ontario now that they have a majority, but it can’t be any worse than what Mike Harris did to us back in may of 1999! The Common Sense Revolution in action: […]

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Rob Ford: Why does the term “white trash” keep coming to mind?

Posted April 10, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

The more I hear about Rob Ford, the more the term “white trash” comes to mind! One of the first members of Rob Ford’s campaign team is the co-host of an online marijuana show, High F—ers, in which he smokes joints until he vomits, tells profane stories while high, and dedicates his drug use to […]

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Canadian Politics

Welcome to the oligopoly

Posted August 13, 2014 by MGK

So recently there has been a kerfuffle of sorts, because WWE announced they were bringing the WWE Network to Canada. Now, this should have been a slam dunk, no-miss proposition. Canada has always been a hotbed of wrestling fandom: obvious easy market, obvious profit. Right? Except that the WWE Network has partnered with Rogers Canada, […]

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Andrew Coyne: No, Mr. Mulcair, it’s not Northern Gateway that is a threat to our social order

Posted June 18, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

Governments are obliged to act within the law — to follow due process, to consult as required, etc. But so are their opponents

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Give them a finger!

Posted July 10, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: My dad used to say “give them a little finger, and they will take your whole arm!” This cute little quote can be used in a lot of situations, but two in particular come to mind this morning! The Gays and the French! First of all we mentioned that the LGTB community just […]

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Andrew Coyne: The feds have the power make the provinces drop trade barriers. But they probably won’t use it

Posted August 22, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

A federal government that asserted leadership over the economic union would expose itself to the kind of scrutiny it would probably prefer to avoid

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Andrew Coyne: Hiring foreign workers in Canada is a crime, but outsourcing overseas is fine

Posted June 20, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

The government will not forbid a manufacturer from moving his plant overseas, or demand he show what efforts he made to employ Canadians

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Box Office Goes Bananas for Planet of the Apes!

Posted July 13, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well I said I was going to see the movie ……………………….. and I did! It turned out to be exactly what I figured it would be, no more and no less, and that’s O.K. with me! —————————————- Quebec Report! Why Quebec is closed for business: La Belle Province comes close to dead last in almost […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion: The Naked Truth!

Posted May 17, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Seems the politically correct crowd has raised another bullshit issue that has me more confused on this Saturday morning than ever before! A bunch of kindergarten kids were out in the yard playing and they got into some water and proceeded to get soaking wet! (These are 4 and 5 year old kids, folks!) Rather […]

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We got trouble in River City folks!

Posted August 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers; I should warn you from the get-go that this article will not be politically correct or even nice! It might even border on the racist and elitist according to some, but I am going to say things that need to be said! Ya see, these last few weeks is one of those periods […]

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Andrew Coyne: How the opposition can beat the Tories in 2015 despite a strong economy

Posted June 20, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

In more than 50 years, no majority government has been defeated when the unemployment rate is below 7% — as it is now

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Canada’s Opaque Transparency – An Open Data Failure

Posted March 4, 2014 by David Eaves

Yesterday, at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Canada Minister of Natural Resource, Joe Oliver, announced with great fanfare a new initiative to compel mining companies to disclose payments of over $100,000’s to foreign and domestic governments. On the surface this looks like a win for transparency, particularly for a sector that is of […]

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Kate Holloway and Dan Fox for Toronto City Council; more endorsers for Danielle Takacs

Posted July 14, 2014 by Scott Tribe

A couple of items for you today. I don’t live in Toronto, so you might be wondering why I would endorse folks who are running for Toronto City Council. Quite simply, I’ve known Dan and Kate personally for a long time from their provincial and federal connections, and I count them as friends, so why wouldn’t I?

Dan Fox is who I’ll talk about first; I’ve previously mentioned him, but I’ll mention him again: he is running in Ward 24 against a city councillor who I understand voted for Rob Ford supported agenda items a fair bit. That makes me doubly want to see Dan get elected here. You’ll [...]

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Activism

Omar sued for $50 million!

Posted May 23, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

The Perspective Research Department has just learned that the widow of the soldier Omar Khadr KILLED, is suing our much maligned and misunderstood [sic] young freedom fighter for 50 million bucks! Personally, we think this is a great idea…….., the only problem is, HOW THE HELL WILL SHE EVER COLLECT? ————————————————– There is a new […]

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B.C.’s Public Education Crisis is a Feminist Issue

Posted August 24, 2014 by Anonymous

B.C.’s 41,000 public school teachers have been off the job since June 17. That was the day that the government responded to the BC Teachers’ Federation’s partial strike action with a lock-out, closing schools for the summer two weeks early. But this long summer may be far from over. The employer’s association, BCPSEA (representing school boards, […]

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A Royal Pain!

Posted June 22, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Oh the burden of being ROYALTY! The monarchy has defended the cost of refurbishing a Kensington Palace apartment for Prince William, his wife Catherine and their baby son Prince George. A royal spokesman did not confirm the seven-figure cost — reportedly at £4 million — for repairs and refurbishments, but said the royal couple had […]

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Politicians afraid of the abortion debate – But are Canadians?

Posted February 9, 2013 by Gordon Cawsey

Many of Canada’s elected representatives are scared to death of the abortion debate, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Federal minister for the Status of Women Rona Ambrose among them.  Both are on record as saying that Canadians don’t want this d…

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Andrew Coyne: We can’t realistically reform or abolish the Senate, but we can defang it

Posted July 18, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

It should be possible to enact one very specific reform: removing its power to defeat, obstruct or amend bills over the objections of the House of Commons

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Andrew Coyne: Lack of action on internal trade leaves premiers far from fulfilling the vision of our founders

Posted August 29, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

The feds should transfer taxing powers to the premiers, but, in exchange, demand the provinces sign on, once and for all, to the economic union

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Andrew Coyne: Ontario PCs should move the political centre to where they are

Posted June 23, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

Kathleen Wynne defines where the political centre is today, just as Mike Harris did in his day — not by watering down their policies, but by winning elections

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Enough of the Economic Action Plan ads, buy Canadians a Tims instead

Posted February 19, 2013 by Gordon Cawsey

Sick of all those ads for the Harper government’s Economic Action Plan?  You know what I’m talking about, the never ending spots telling Canadians what a great job the federal government is doing in building prosperity.  Its ironic that their…

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Andrew Coyne: Now Mike Duffy has been charged, the truth about the government’s role can emerge

Posted July 17, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

Why were so many senior people in and around the government so utterly transfixed with paying Duffy’s falsely claimed expenses?

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Saturday Morning Confusion: Carey / Carney (?) to quit!

Posted May 30, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Carey / Carney to quit! Folks, we have received a report here at the Blogs Canada Research Center, and the Perspective Naked News Department, that either Jim Carey, or Jim Carney, is about to quit. Because of poor communication, and computer problems, we don’t know if Jim is quitting the movie business, or politics ………….! […]

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To hell with pipelines, let’s transport by rail!

Posted June 29, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Public interest in what is trundling by rail past their homes has ignited in the wake of the July 6, 2013, derailment in Lac-Megantic, Que., when a runaway oil train skipped the tracks and exploded, killing 47 people. That’s right folks, we need to keep the Environmentalists happy! Let’s not build any more pipelines ………………………., […]

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Beliefs and Causes

Sunday Religious Stuff # 28

Posted January 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Religious freedom ambassador not worried about ‘push back’ from abroad! By Lee Berthiaume, Postmedia News OTTAWA — Andrew Bennett admits some foreign governments don’t necessarily like what he has to say. Since being named Canada’s first ambassador for religious freedom in March, Bennett has publicly criticized Egypt for failing to protect Coptic Christians, condemned Iran’s […]

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Andrew Coyne: Judges rule to hold Parliament to its word, not to usurp its power

Posted July 16, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

Let’s try this again. All laws, not just constitutions or charters of rights, constrain government discretion. That’s the point

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Gun Size Tied to Dick Size?

Posted June 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well, folks, we finally did it! The Perspective Research Department, along with the Naked News staff, have finally found a direct correlation between guns and dick size! After years of study and conjecture, we began to realize that men in the NRA had a unusual, and unhealthy fascination ………, no, let’s make that OBSESSION, with […]

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A “view” of the future!

Posted June 30, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Perspective Research Department has done an extensive inquiry into the future of the “Google Glasses” and come up with a very probable scenario for these marvels of modern technology! Do ya remember Geordi’s visor on Star Trek? They will look something like that, only have what appears to be plain glass […]

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Canada

How to tell if you’re Canadian!

Posted February 2, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Guest post by Damien Ponech and John Bayko In the same month my little e-mailman, dodging the e-dogs, brought not one but two Canadian culture tests. With the authors’ consent I’ve combined them. Both are English Canadian; there is a separate Québecois culture test. Items identical to the American test are in grey. Damien was […]

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Andrew Coyne: Federal transfer system not to blame for Ontario’s fiscal shortfall

Posted July 14, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

Not only have federal transfers to the province grown rapidly in recent years but they have grown as a share of all federal transfers

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We got trouble in River City Folks!

Posted June 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, this is wrong on so many levels that I hardly know where to begin! Why this wasn’t one of the main election issues is totally beyond me, but then again, people just seem naturally reticent about asking for my opinion about stuff………, and that’s why I started this “Blog!” SO! How do I begin? […]

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