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2008 November 09 | TAPC

Archive for November 9th, 2008

Letter to Messrs. Harris and Manning

Published by under Constitutional Reform

I have just finished reading your A Canada Strong & Free series. It’s terrific! It ought to be required reading in every secondary school in the country. There is only one area in which you might want to think about modifying your position. Many studies (the Spicer Commission is a notable one) reveal that there […]

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What, No Provinces!?

Published by under Constitutional Reform

Imagine A Canada Without Provincial Governments At the top of the wish list of any Canadian government would have to be that all the rabidly quarrelsome, obstructionist, robber-baron provincial governments could somehow be made to magically disappear overnight. And the majority of the people of Canada have, for years, been clearly stating they are Canadians […]

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Two’s Company

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B: Two’s Company, Three (Or More) Is A Crowd. Adapted from the Original in the Toronto Star March 25, 1994 The first thing a new constitution will have to do is redesign the territorial jurisdictions in Canada. Now, it may be that a Citizens’ Assembly would conclude that the current territorial jurisdictions (provinces, territories, counties, […]

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Who’s In Charge Here?

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STRUCTURE OF GOVERNANCE IN CANADA (REDESIGNING) [“Trust the people. Leave them alone.” (Attributed to Lao Tse in the Tao Te Ching, c. 300 BCE)] A. Who’s In Charge Here? Two conditions describe a free people: 1. Free people have the power to control what their governments do. 2. Free people have the power to control […]

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The Maple Leaf Forever

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1. In days of yore, from every shore, Dauntless heroes bravely came, And planted firm fair freedom’s flag, On Canada’s wide domain. Here may it wave, our hope and pride, And bind in trust forever, The Lion and the Unicorn, The Maple Leaf Forever. [CHORUS] Long may she fly, Our emblem dear, The Maple Leaf […]

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Symphony

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Letter to Lorrie Goldstein, Editor, Toronto SUN, January 14, 2007. It will surely be a long process to unlearn the teaching of many millennia that the people in the next valley/down the coast/across the lake/up in the hills are inferior and are not “the people”. You folks in the media could help. 1. Stop using […]

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The First Canadians I

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Benjamin Franklin was one of the Pennsylvania reps to the Albany Congress in 1754 which had been convened by the English Board of Trade to discuss taking joint action to a) improve relations with the Indians and b) defend against the “canucks” who were making life miserable for the “yanqui bastonnais” on the borders of […]

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The First Canadians II

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First Canadian or Original Native Affairs: The damage done to Canada and her original natives by the Indian Industry should never have been allowed to get started, and, has to be stopped, reversed and repaired at the earliest possible date. It is completely inaccurate to use the term “first nations” when referring to Canada’s first […]

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Spicer Extracts

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Cherry-picked extracts from Chairman Keith Spicer's Foreword to The Citizens' Forum On Canada's Future, published in June 1991. "The idea of Canada as a model for mankind is a grand one, worth defending far more passionately than many of us, or our leaders, do. This country is dying of ignorance and of our stubborn refusal […]

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