Reflections, Observations, and Analyses Pertaining to the Canadian Political Scene
There was a bill in 2015 to prevent guys like the Orlando shooter from getting guns but Senate Republicans defeated it. This has become a pathology. While this is America's curse we have governance issues in Canada that, when you really look at them, beggar belief. I don't think it's even arguable any longer that we need a new mode of governance and better models of how we'll be organized socially and economically. The wheels are off the wagon, Lorne.
No doubt we have our issues, Mound, but they seem to pale in comparison to those that plague our 'cousins' to the south.
I got rid of my U.S. citizenship a couple of years ago and it still feels like the best thing I've ever done.What an asylum.
I don't go to the U.S. very often at all, Janice. However, most of the people I have encountered there seem quite normal and nice. But I guess there is a whole other side to the picture when you get such large numbers responding so viscerally to any suggestion of gun control, probably the same types who response so vigorously to Donald Trump's demagoguery. When Canada was under the rule of Herr Harper, Canadians were looked upon unfavourably by many nations, perhaps for the first time. Only a minority of Canadians voted for Harper, but we all had to bear the stigma. I suspect the same could be said about the American majority, whose voices are being drowned out by the unhinged but vocal and powerful extreme right.