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Once a news-junkie, a Toronto Raging Granny, i am so out of touch now…

CANADIAN RANT – from books by  John Grisham! (after…2014-01-10)

  • Appeal, The: Riveting, harrowing, terrifying.
    Our appointment system in Canada is not perfect, but definitely preferable to that of electing Supreme Court Judges.   Grisham writes with some authority [He …served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from January 1984 to September 1990. – Wikipedia]

    …shame on Harper for ending the direct [$2}per-vote subsidy for political parties, which banned corporate donations. [link].

    As I remember it this sprang from Chretien’s last meeting with Bill Clinton, when he learned that Hilary Hilary Clinton’s  Senate  campaign cost more than that of the entire Liberal Party of Canada!


  • Confession, The: This book really stirred me up.
    I am even more grateful to be Canadian, living WITHOUT elected judges, WITH  gun control and WITHOUT the death penalty (our last execution was 1962).

    I hope our next PM will re-instate the program above.


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Toronto crime writer with some strange tales indeed.

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Thanks to MjS – a transplanted Yank

Where In Canada Should You Move To If Trump Becomes President?

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From: Alliance of Seniors To Protect Canada’s Social Programs [mailto:allianceofseniors@bellnet.ca]
Sent: September-23-15 5:00 PM; To: ‘Older Canadians Network’
Subject: Election 2015 – Harper the Musical

F Y I – Please distribute widely…

From: Canada’s National Interest Council [mailto:Cnic]
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:06 PM

Four Songs to enjoy and share from an emerging and uniquely Canadian musical odyssey:

  1. Harperman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei50lM6ab1c
    Published on Jun 22, 2015. Welcome to the famous Harperman video, a protest song against the Conservative government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. We’ve just held a cross-Canada sing-a-long of Harperman on September 17, a month before the Canadian federal election on October 19. Sing along with us or get your friends and sing your hearts out together. The song lyrics and details of the cross-Canada singalongs and other events are posted at www.harperman.ca
    Harperman is written and performed by Ottawa folksinger Tony Turner. Tony got his inspiration from an article in a social justice newsletter and added to the list to create a toe-tapping participation song of protest. This video was recorded in a live session on 12 June 2015 and features Tony Turner on guitar and lead vocal, with Ann Downey on upright bass. Thanks to impressario and project manager Chris White for organizing this impromptu choir, the Crowd of Well Wishers, on short notice. Sound recording is by j sonier. Video recording is by Andrew Hall and Matthew Hall. Video and sound mixing is by Andrew Hall, who produced this live recording. Subtitles file prepared by Per Bovbjerg. Project manager is Chris White. For more details, go to harperman.ca
    To view the facebook version, go to https://www.facebook.com/andrewhallpr…
    Category – News & Politics – · License Creative – Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)

  2. Stephen Harper Hates Me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJjt3hZ0sxQPublished on Mar 31, 2015. Canadian blues tune empathizing with victims of Stephen Harper’s mean spirited policies, e.g. aboriginal women, environmentalists, and veterans. Does Stephen Harper hate you too? Write us a verse or tell us about it and we’ll try to fit it into a verse. Here’s a link to video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR9wF…
    Spread the word, pass it on. Written and performed by Cathy Cook with Atlantic Romantics.* Special thanks to Alden Acker for acoustic guitar and Lisa Buchanan for extra videography. Engineered by Alex Buchanan at HarbourTone Productions in Shelburne, Nova Scotia.*Atlantic Romantics: Cathy Cook – co-producer, music & lyrics, vocals, drum; Sean Corey Meisner – upright bass; Cyril Meagher – keyboards; Auri Frattura – lead guitar.
    Contact: stephenharperhatesme Look for the song on iTunes and other online music stores: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/ca…Download this song and other music by Cathy Cook at CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CathyCook
    Category – News & Politics – · License – Standard YouTube License
  3. Stephen Harper Hates Me Too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR9wFrdY7cw Published on Jun 21, 2015. Second volume of blues tune empathizing with the victims of Stephen Harper’s meanness – incorporates ideas from the comments and lyrics posted on the original video. It includes a verse about a certain ex-senator from PEI and thanks to Katherine Palmateer, Doris Martinello and Suzanne Townsend for inspiration and a line or two for the second, third and fourth verses, respectively. Also thanks to Auri Frattura for his excellent electric lead guitar. Video features scenic views of ShelburneCounty including RosewayBeach, Black Loyalist Landing in Birtchtown, and Shelburne Waterfront.
    Music, lyrics, percussion and vocals – Cathy Cook; piano, bass, videography and engineering – Alex Buchanan. Produced at HarbourTone Productions in Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJjt3…
    Contact: stephenharperhatesme
    Cathy’s music can be found on iTunes and CD Baby: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/ca…
    Category –
    News & Politics; · License – Standard YouTube License
  4. The Harper Song (Steve It’s Time to Leave)
    by John Roby – Uploaded on Apr 12, 2011
    The Harper Song Words and music by John Roby
    Video recorded and edited by Scott Stephenson
    If you like this check out Project Democracy” http://www.projectdemocracy.ca/
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    Music; · License – Standard YouTube License

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