Alberta Politics: O Canada? Sorry, no ad libbing, please! We’re Canadian!

PHOTOS: Don Cherry, Canada’s best-known right-wing weirdo, wearing a suit that ought to be illegal. (Toronto Star photo.) Below: Boston-born tenor Remigio Pereira, the man who fiddled with the words of O Canada, much to Mr. Cherry’s distress, and Bacchus, the god of grapes, wine, winemaking, fertility, theatre, and ritual madness, who figures in this ...

Left Over: O, Can We Not Just Do This?

ANALYSIS Changing O Canada: Is God next?: Terry Milewski Christians warn that changing O Canada is a slippery slope to removing God and the Holy Cross By Terry Milewski, CBC News Posted: Jun 11, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 11, 2016 9:22 AM ET Either/Or cannot happen soon enough.. When I first heard KD ...

Bill Longstaff: Excluded by God and Queen

It seems some new Canadians are having crises of conscience with the Canadian Citizenship Oath. The oath reads, “I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and ...

Bill Longstaff: Excluded by God and Queen

It seems some new Canadians are having crises of conscience with the Canadian Citizenship Oath. The oath reads, “I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and ...

Dead Wild Roses: Canada Day – Something To Be Proud Of.

 “Patriotism assumes that our globe is divided into little spots, each one surrounded by an iron gate. Those who have had the fortune of being born on some particular spot, consider themselves better, nobler, grander, more intelligent than the living beings inhabiting any other spot. It is, therefore, the duty of everyone living on that ...

Dead Wild Roses: Remembrance Day – Soldiers Cry – Roland Majeau

Remembrance Day is a conflicted day for me, I have had the absolute luxury of never having to fight in an armed conflict and for that I am grateful. Conversely, the application of military power is always the sign of the failure of the human spirit when we must resort to destroying nations and people ...

Alberta Diary: Does Bizarre Bethune brouhaha signal ideological rift within Harper Conservatives?

Communist physician Norman Bethune, left, and a comrade from the Red Chinese Army speak with Canadian Treasury Board President Tony Clement, right, in a vignette as imagined by Sun News Network. Below: Dr. Bethune, looking weirdly contemporary with a fashionable goatee; far-right ideologue Rob Anders; the real Mr. Clement. Is the bizarre brouhaha over who ...