1. I've never noticed Canada to be either brown or white. It's mostly green. What will happen to its climate in 17 years is nothing I individually can do anything significant about, so I suppose I'd better like it. There's nothing to be gained by perpetually whining about it.
2. This P.M. has done a pretty good job. He has done all possible to accommodate conflicting demands. The pipeline to the west coast would already be done but for persistent First Nations intransigence & the ruling of the Federal Court.
3. As the Charter of Rights & Freedoms indicates, no right is absolute, & speech that advocates hatred, violence or genocide has no place in a civil society. People who broadcast such should be penalised to the maximum amount specified by law.
4. The Orange Fraud (I will NOT mention it by name) is the most repugnant entity to stand in shoe leather in my time. He's not merely a joke, he's a tragedy not merely for the U.S., but for the planet. The sooner he is removed from any station of power or responsibility, the better off all of us will be. I haven't travelled to the U.S. in more than 20 years, & I dislike standing in long lines but, when he finally does the right thing & CROAKS, I shall visit his grave. What I leave there will never be mistaken for flowers.
5. The Charter is a good document that has been a model for many similar documents in the world - even in the U.K., from which Canada arose. It's not perfect, due to compromises that had to be made to reach consensus. I think the right to property ownership should have been left in S. 7, but Quebec's Levesque didn't want it. He got the votes for that by agreeing to the S. 33 limited constitutional override insisted upon by the P.Cons in Alberta & Manitoba. All through history, liberalism has extended human liberty & conservatism has tried to deny it.