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PhD, filmmaker, hockey player, Mom, domestic goddess, political geek, writer, sh*t disturber...
Oct 4, 2018 25 tweets 4 min read
Tori Stafford's Dad on tv. His pain is palpable. I feel so much for him and his family. And yet... The CPC have exploited this family's grief for partisan gain. Like many Canadians, he doesn't understand how our system works. #cdnpoli #ToriStafford 1/25 We do not have a system where the injured party can get "5 minutes alone" with the perpetrator. We do not have a system where politicians can hand-pick cases for special treatment or special punishment. 2/25
Sep 18, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
As many have probably guessed, my DNA does not allow any allegiance to conservative philosophy. There is a time to save & a time to spend and our greatest responsibility is to those among us who have the least. But, I seem to recall a time when the conservatives... 1/10 #cdnpoli Were not wholly evil. When they seemed to have some vague concern for widows and orphans and those who were struggling. When they wanted good for Canadians and were just a bit off on how to get there... 2/10
Aug 28, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
If you earn enough to complain your taxes are too high, yet you enjoy paved roads, know the EMS will respond, send your children to school, get your illnesses/injuries treated by Canadian health care, trust the food supply, give your head a shake. #cdnpoli 1/ Taxes are the price we pay to live in a civil society. I am happy to pay so someone I have never met gets health care, so our society's children are educated, so our food and water are safe and the environment is protected. 2/
Aug 13, 2018 28 tweets 5 min read
I can't bring myself to retweet the most recent Bernier tweet thread. It doesn't deserve oxygen. But he has joined the chorus of CPC voices saying there are 2 kinds of Canadians. Those the CPC like: white, Christian, "old stock"/"pure laine"... And everyone else. #cdnpoli 1/ And I feel that this is not the way any party seeking to run our country should be thinking and speaking. They are making bolder and bolder anti-immigration statements. Well, ok, specifically anti-brown people immigration. Australians and Brits and so on are cool with them. 2/
Jun 24, 2018 17 tweets 3 min read
Ranting ensues. 1/17
The role of Her Majesty's Official Opposition in the Westminster Parliamentary System we have in Canada is to hold the government to account, and to contribute to policy making by offering a different viewpoint on pressing matters of the day. A well-functioning government and opposition can be a very positive thing because, working together, policy can be informed by a variety of viewpoints and thus be both strengthened and more responsive to a larger number of citizens. 2/17