Category Archives: Social Policy

Pink shirt and other more serious concerns… 

_____________ Bullying and the pink shirt campaign is a valid exercise but I’d be more inclined to support programs that support more serious issues like rape! We all so easily back anti bullying yet seem blind to far more troublesome … Continue reading

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Corporate Ed not smart learning

Hi tech digital learning panacea is a ruse.  It is apparent to me that the old aspiration of public efucation is under attack. Policies that have attacked the teachers ( anti/Union assault) have been huge failure. Big business saw a … Continue reading

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CRIME GOES DOWN, JAIL POPULATION GOES UP

With all the talk of terrorism, immigrants and building ‘walls’ again to keep out the unwashed , we forget that the walls have already been built. Walls that keep our people inside are working like Third Reich. While enterprises have … Continue reading

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How should we teach kids about the dangers of sexting? (CBC)

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/forum-sexting-discipline-parenting-1.3425375 May I suggest that parents need to invest more time and energy in guiding our children. I am not suggesting ‘spanking’ as the best response, but rather that parents embrace greater resolve and personal education. Schools should not be … Continue reading

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 Bruised idealism or hope but please vote

‘Power to the people’. Peace signs. Raised fists. Interlocked hands or arms. Lying in front of bulldozers or police. People, especially the young used to campaign for social change. They were inherently idealistic. Idealism is just an engagement with the … Continue reading

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Fishing folly- neither recreation nor rest 

Weekends are a necessary attribute of modern life. Work hard then recreate and/or in preparation for another work week commitment. Alas, I ventured out, this Victoria long weekend, to relish a day of fly fishing. I headed to my favourite … Continue reading

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Christy ham handed…

From my perspective, the Premier has been dropping the ball for over a decade. As a MLA, early on, she developed fans with her media charm but also policy enemies who didn’t like style over substance. After being handed off … Continue reading

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