Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kudo's To Premier Redford


 First of all many of you know I'm not a fan of Alison Redford or her PC government.  I've criticized her in the past and I feel deservedly so but this time I will cautiously praise her for standing up to BC Premier Christy Clark for trying to shakedown Alberta for resource royalties in exchange for supporting the Northern Gateway pipeline. 
BC wants a share of oil royalties in exchange for allowing the pipeline, but Redford says that won't happen.
"We will not share royalties, and I've seen nothing else proposed, and would not be prepared to consider anything else at this time," she said. "I've taken the approach that there are many ways that British Columbia will benefit from this pipeline."
Good for Redford! She deserves kudos this time. I just hope and pray she sticks to her guns and does not cave.  She probably won't because what Christy Clark is doing is actually unconstitutional.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Jason Kenny, Right?


Seems like Jason Kenny is right, Thomas Lukaszuk is an A******hole.
EDMONTON -- An insensitive Facebook post has landed Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk some time in the principal's office.
Premier Alison Redford said Thursday she was very disappointed by Lukaszuk's breezy caption for a photo of the Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C., mudslide that stranded some 600 tourists -- including some Albertans -- for days. 
"Fairmont in Hot Springs has a good deal on rooms today. If a little bit of mud doesn't bother you, book now!!!" he had posted. 
Alberta's premier was not amused. 
"I'm very aware of it ... I intend to have a conversation with him about it, I take this very seriously," Redford said.
"That was a tragedy ... even if it hadn't involved loss of life, it was still a tragedy, it is not appropriate," Redford said, adding that Lukaszuk's subsequent posts show he understands that.
"It was certainly a lesson ... to all politicians that we have (a) serious responsibility -- people pay attention to what we say and it's important to us to conduct ourselves accordingly." 
Lukaszuk posted he quickly took the offending post down as soon as he discovered the serious nature of the slide. 
"FB friends, sorry for the comment about B.C. At the time of posting I was out of AB and unaware of the scope of the situation. As soon as I found out, I removed the post. Not proud of this one..." Lukaszuk posted.
Even though Premier Mom was going to have a chat with him and he's apparently apologized and took down his post, she must approve.  He hasn't been fired or disciplined. 

Have any of you  read some of his tweets in the past, primarily during the election campaign?  Remember the scuffle with that man during the campaign?  Yeah, he's proven he's a jerk

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Does Canada Have a Christian Heritage?

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  We just celebrated Canada Day/Dominion Day which ever you want to call it. Festivities were held in almost every community across the country celebrating our past,present and future.

Take our past for example.   How much of Canada's history do we really know?  It's important that we know our history, all of it.  The good and the bad.

Some believe Canada started with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the Trudeau era.   That is not true.  Canada started in 1867 and even earlier than that.

We have rich military history, not just as peacekeepers either. 

What about our spiritual history? Do we even have one?   Well I bet you didn't know that Canada has a Christian heritage did you?   I bet you weren't taught that in school, were you?  I certainly wasn't.

Look at the preamble of the Charter for instance, "Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law:"

That's not all.  Watch Brian Lilley's interview with Pastor Bill Prankard for some further detail about our Christian heritage.  You need to know this stuff even if you are not a Christian because it's a part of our history whether you like it or not.