Tag Archives: Canada

The Big Disconnect

[Note: The following was first published in the March 2014 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2014 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. It amazes me how some issues get brought to the public’s attention. The tar sands have been under development … Continue reading

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BLACKOUTSPEAKOUT.CA

blackoutspeakout.ca Today, June 4, 2012, concerned individuals and organizations are showing their solidarity against the actions the Canadian government is taking to downgrade protections for our environment through Bill C-38 now proceeding through parliament. Bill C-38 is a cynical omnibus … Continue reading

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Gun Registration Survives, So What?

It’s a good question. All that occurred on September 22, 2010—when the Canadian Parliament voted to kill a private member’s bill (C-391) that would have ended the registration of long guns in Canada—was that the status quo was maintained. We … Continue reading

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Why Gun Registration in Canada should be Abolished

I didn’t think it would happen. I thought we were stuck with an incredibly flawed, national, long-gun registration system for the foreseeable future. Unless the Conservatives (the only party to support scrapping the registry) could gain enough seats in the … Continue reading

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‘Open Spaces’ Struggles to Its Feet

It was an interesting presentation for a government minister to make at the Alberta Fish and Game Association’s annual conference in Edmonton last Friday. Just before the minister’s sponsored lunch, Ted Morton made the requisite speech to the delegates that … Continue reading

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Trophies of Willow Valley

It’s an annual event that has gained  legendary status in Alberta and adjacent provinces and States. It is the Willow Valley Trophy Day that is held each second Saturday in January at Pincher Creek, Alberta. I attended the show in … Continue reading

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Prorogue

It’s a funny word, ‘prorogue’. It’s the term used to describe what Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper requested from Governor General (the titular head of State in Canada), yesterday. GG Michaelle Jean granted Harper’s request and now the meetings of … Continue reading

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Shame on Ottawa!

I cannot believe what is happening in my nation’s capital. As I related in an earlier post, our newly elected politicians in Ottawa have taken leave of their common sense and decided to spin Canada into a political crisis right … Continue reading

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A Coalition, eh?

Let me see if I’ve got this straight. After failing to gain the majority government he so desperately sought in the recent Canadian federal election (winning only 144 of 308 seats) and then promising to work with parliament to make … Continue reading

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Two Elections Compared

It’s an interesting time on the political agenda. Today, here in Canada, our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper dissolved parliament and called an election for October 14, 2008. Meanwhile down in the States, their presidential election process has been going on … Continue reading

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