Posts Tagged ‘politics’

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Jack Layton, a passionate man

August 22, 2011
Jack Layton

Jack Layton - September 8, 2008

I was on the air when Jack Layton held his final press conference. As Layton walked to the mic, I said to my co-anchor, “he’s dying.” It reminded me of my own grandfather, a strong Albertan from the farm, the last time I saw him. He battled prostate cancer but finally succumbed to bone cancer.

As I watched Layton on screen, I had to turn away but his voice stayed with me. All was not well. I could barely continue reading the newscast afterward.

I believed Layton would be back and fight for Canadians. I wish he was able to do it in person, not in spirit.

My grandfather was lucky. He lived into his 90s. Jack Layton was 61.

“Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity.”  ~Jack Layton’s deathbed letter to Canadians

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122: Ignoring the election happened

May 3, 2011
5-2-2011

Pizza!!! (iPhone 4 - May 2, 2011)

 Check out Andrea Woo‘s photos in the throwdown.

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121: Osama is dead

May 1, 2011
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Osama is dead (iPhone 4 - May 1, 2011)

I was out with my soccer team this evening when word came out that Osama Bin Laden was dead.  We only caught it because after the hockey game, CBC went into news program and along the bottom of the screen: “Reports: Bin Laden dead”.

I am so often around newsies that it was neat to see everyone’s reactions.  Some were psyched, like me, to hear what could have been one of Barack Obama’s most important speeches.  Others ignored it, the same way they will ignore their duties as a citizen tomorrow.

Vote. Tomorrow.Vote.

Or you’re letting the terrorists win.

This is part of a daily photo throwdown with Andrea Woo.

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117: Burger Heaven

April 27, 2011
27-4-2011

Still too many votes for Harper (iPhone 4 - April 27, 2011)

The crew from work ended up out in New Westminster at Burger Heaven. We toasted democracy and did our duty as citizens to vote in an unofficial poll.

In the meantime, Andrea Woo is in Mexico.

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107: Expect Dix jokes

April 17, 2011
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Mike Farnworth. I thought he had it. I was wrong. (Rebel XTi - April 17th, 2011)

Didn’t see Adrian Dix winning. And while I don’t think he is a bad choice for the party, I do wonder about the outside perceptions, for instance, that he is far left.

It may have hurt the party’s chance at winning in the next election.

More on the company flickr.

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A vote for Harper is a vote for Nickelback

April 16, 2011
A vote for Harper is a vote for Nickelback

A vote for Harper is a vote for Nickelback.

Just sayin.

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57: Halo effect

February 27, 2011

27-2-2011

He didn't win the leadership of the BC Liberals. But he was there. (Canon Rebel XTi - February 27th, 2011)

Stopped by the BC Liberal Leadership vote this evening. You can see more photos on the News1130 flickr page, or when I eventually get around to uploading them on mine.

Andrea Woo was so impressed with my roasted chicken last night, she just had to have one.  I guess that evens things out since I copied this photo throwdown from her.