PAROLE BOARDS AND OTHER PLACES

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A FINAL FAREWELL FOR JIM FLAHERTY ... APRIL 17TH, 2014

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A FINAL FAREWELL FOR JIM FLAHERTY  …APRIL 17TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

St James Anglican Cathedral was crowded to the doors yesterday,
At the funeral of Irishman politician Jim Flaherty they prayed,
Great man, well liked, Canadian Financial Minister for all,
Political friends and enemies all there packed wall to wall.

The mounties in red carried the flag draped coffin up the aisle,
With lots of pomp and ceremony in a religious style,
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said one last final farewell,
While Jim's wife and three sons told how the family had excelled.

And the archbishop said prayers dressed in bright priestly vestment clothes,
One sad but precious holy day in Toronto as everyone knows,
Jim Flaherty is no doubt in heaven with the other good guys,
But  its still terribly sad when a man as good as Jim Flaherty dies.

APRIL 17TH, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

NO CHANGES PLEASE ... APRIL 14TH, 2014

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NO CHANGES PLEASE  … APRIL 14TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Referendums and recall cannot be mentioned in high places,
In our appointed Senate, our Commons or even right in our faces,
Because almost everything is perfect or didn’t you know?
Maybe it’s time we talked to or emailed friendly Justin Trudeau.



Because Justin’s father wrote our Charter of Rights many years ago,
But maybe Justin is not interested in this political stuff though,
But we need him or someone like him, to recognize our distress,
Because we need changes at that high-up Ottawa address.



The established elites know what constitutional recall could do,
That and referendums are never mentioned though known to a few,
Because party politics rule and need not adapt to change,
So why should recall and referendums be so strange?

April 14th, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

FORBIDDEN CONSTITUTION ... APRIL 13TH, 2014

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FORBIDDEN CONSTITUTION   ...April 13th, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

We can't have a new Constitution because that's the rule,
Our politicians and Senate appointees don't want one for sure,
Because referendums and recall could interfere with their lives,
So this is never mentioned and their political careers survive.

And our appointees can stay in the Senate till they're seventy five,
That's so far ahead, we don't know and you may not be alive,
A new Constitution is like a religious sacrilege to them,
While they pompously stand and announce but condemn.


We have Trudeau's Charter of Rights and what more do we need?
But we don't have referendums or recall and on that we're agreed,
As far as they are concerned; these ideas should never be mentioned,
Can't even discuss it at the next political convention.

APRIL 13TH, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? ... APR 11TH, 2014

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WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?
By
James Bredin

We had two or three Senate scandals but they’re already forgotten,
They say that the appointment-for-life system is not rotten,
And our appointed senate aristocrats deserve more respect,
But we don’t know why or who they are so what do they expect?




Not a very democratic system and apparently it can’t be changed,
Unless someone writes a new constitution but how can this be arranged?
Could Trudeau write a new one -- an improvement on his father’s Charter
And in his forthcoming political career; this would be a great starter.




We need referendums, recall and compulsory voting for you and for me,
Plebiscites about first-past-the-post elections to be improved and agreed,
Propositions allowed so ordinary people can have input in high places,
So party politics does not rule the roost right in our faces.

Apr 11th, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A NEW CANADIAN CONSTITUTION ... APR 10TH, 2014

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A NEW CANADIAN CONSTITUTION …..Apr 10th, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

I've come to the conclusion that we need a new Constitution,
To improve or counteract some of our imbedded institutions,
We need frequent referendums and political recall,
Compulsory voting for Canadian adults or we could stall.


Of course these ideas will be immediately shut down,
Quietly secretly by political henchmen all around,
They want things to stay exactly the way they are right now,
It's their election changes because anything else they wont allow. 


Ideas such as these can't be mentioned during an election,
They say that the establishment doesn't want this selection,
Therefore these notions will be quietly swept under the rug,
And will not be allowed and will only get a political shrug.


APRIL 10TH, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

OUR NEW CONSTITUTION ... APR 9TH, 2014

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OUR NEW CONSTITUTION … APR 9TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

We have appointed senators but few of us know their names,
Large number up there until they're seventy five -- making claims,
Some fooled with the numbers till someone important found out,
Caused several scandals and put the whole appointed place in doubt.

But we have no referendums or even political recall,
Though it looks like some of these appointees were having a ball,
Many of them will still be there long after you are dead,
They have their own rules and regulations but this can't be said.



We need a new constitution but our politicians don't have the guts,
Though this is not democracy and shows we are slightly nuts,
Someone should stand up and say that they will write this new Constitution,
Though others say we should all be in a mental institution.

APRIL 9TH, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

THE WAY THINGS ARE ... APR 8TH, 2014

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THE WAY THINGS ARE……  APR 8TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

THOSE OPPOSED TO DEATH-WITH-DIGNITY, NOW RULE THE OTTAWA ROOST,
WHILE THOSE OF US WHO WANT MEDICALLY-ASSISTED-DEATH, FEEL REDUCED,
THEY HAVE HAD OUR APPOINTED SUPREME COURT ON THEIR SIDE FOR YEARS,
MAYBE THEY THINK  THAT THEY WILL NEVER DIE SO THEY HAVE NO FEARS.

WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO CHANGE THE LAWS OF THIS GREAT LAND?
SWITZERLAND AND FIVE US STATES HAVE IT AND THEY THINK ITS GRAND,
WITHOUT REFERENDUMS AND RECALL; WE LACK A LOT OF POWER,
SELDOM OR NEVER  MENTIONED BY POLITICIANS OF THE HOUR..

WHILE ELITE MEDIA MOGULS PRINT STORIES ABOUT OTHER STUFF,
NEVER ROCK THE BOAT THEY THINK AND THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH,
THEY CONSTANTLY TELL CANADIANS THAT ALL THINGS ARE GREAT,
THEREFORE THERE IS NO NEED FOR A DEATH-WITH-DIGNITY DEBATE.




APR 8TH, 2014