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Sunday, June 29, 2014

WHAT SHOULD WE DO? ... JUNE 29TH, 2014

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WHAT SHOULD WE DO? …. JUNE 29TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

What should we do to get our establishment to pay attention?
The elected, the appointed -- those without much comprehension,
We need death-with-dignity like they have in Oregon and Quebec,
Could we buy our guys, if we sent them a big fat Canadian cheque?


Don't they know that medically assisted death might help us along?
Make us feel more Canadian and that we really belong,
Why are they so isolated, hidden somewhere in Ottawa up there?
Maybe they think that they will never die so they just don't care.


They treat this issue as if it is a mortal sin in a loony bin,
So they avoid it completely and hope it will not come back again,
And no doubt the media moguls got the message on this matter,
So you seldom if ever heard or read about this awful chapter.

JUNE 29TH, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

ABORIGINAL LAND ... JUNE 28TH, 2014

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ABORIGINAL LAND … JUNE 28TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

The Supreme Court ruling about aboriginal land could change a lot,
Could tie the pipeline negotiations in a legal knot,
And what could this mean to Canadians as a whole?
We don't have binding referendums so we are not on a roll.


As we look on and listen to these important national events,
And wonder, what could these events mean in dollars and cents?
Is this economically good and who has the answer to these questions?
Do we have a politician with other suggestions?


Who might have a solution in this ongoing national matter?
As high priced negotiators continue to natter,
Surely someone has the ability to figure it out,
There has to be an answer and another national route.

June 28th, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

WE'LL FIGURE IT OUT ... JUNE 27TH, 2014

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BY
JAMES BREDIN

Eventually we will get medically assisted death,
Unfortunately it will take a while, so don’t hold your breath,
The pompous powerful politically correct want their say,
The religious too from high on a pulpit, want it their way.


Dying in pain has been part of life forever and ever,
You are just trying to avoid the pain by being quite clever,
It’s illegal according to the Sue Rodriguez decision,
You have to obey the rules with great legal precision.


Just because Quebec and five US states have it; doesn’t mean a thing,
Our Charter has not been changed so we may be flying on one wing,
Eventually we’ll get medically assisted death,

While politicians, pompous priests and TV pests hold their breath.

JUNE 27TH, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

TRAPPED MEMORIES 1958 ... JUNE 24TH, 2014



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TRAPPED MEMORIES 1958 … JUNE 24TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Memories trapped in Halifax in nineteen fifty eight,
RCN matlo living on a ship docked inside the dockyard gate,
Waiting for tot time and up-spirits at eleven forty five,
Had to mix his rum and drink it right there in order to thrive.


Of course you can't remember that; you weren't even there,
On Barrington Street or Gottingen Street, navy uniform debonair,
Add HMCS Stadacona where we marched on the parade square,
Marching up and down -- not public -- an RCN  affair.


In 1972, I hear the RCN completely stopped that grog,
For those slightly alcoholic, not even a hair of the dog,
So much for those great navy traditions and their effect,
Changes impounded by the righteous politically correct.

JUNE 24TH, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

MEDICALLY ASSISTED DEATH NOW ... JUNE 23RD, 2014

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MEDICALLY ASSISTED DEATH NOW … JUNE 23RD, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN


Is it possible that Canadian democracy could rule?
And medically assisted death become provincial and cool?
It’s already in Quebec despite the Supreme Court view,
But other provincial politicians don’t know what to do.


With Ottawa officials scratching their heads as if they care,
We need someone to come out of the woods and put it right,
Finally give us death-with-dignity and turn on the lights.


Half the countries in Europe, five US states and Quebec have it now,
But some pompous people and religions want to cause a row,
They seem to think that god is on their side so therefore they are right,
They are making it a religious issue and they want to have a fight.

JUNE 23RD 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

MEDICALLY ASSISTED DEATH ... JUNE 20TH, 2014









MEDICALLY ASSISTED DEATH ….   JUNE 20TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

We don’t have an option of when, where or how we will die,
The Supreme Court forbade Sue Rodriguez but did they say why?
Almost all religions forbid it so we may have to die in pain,
Then it gets worse because we can’t even complain.


So if you are old and sick and dying; there’s not much you can do,
It’s the funeral home for you and you are in a long cue,
This issue may not concern you now but eventually it will,
How do we get the government to enact a death-with-dignity bill?


Half the countries in Europe, five US states and Quebec have it now,
In Ontario; it should only be a matter of when, where and how?
Unfortunately the religious types, are completely opposed,
They think that god is on their side so their ideas should be imposed.

JUNE 20TH, 2014



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

APPOINTED ALMOST FOR LIFE ... JUNE 18TH, 2014

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APPOINTED ALMOST FOR LIFE … JUNE 18TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Up to a few years ago, we didn’t know what senators did,
We don’t know now other than they were appointed and hid,
We had three Senate scandals and three lost their jobs,
But nothing seems to have changed among the other nobs.



It’s all very wishy washy stuff where appointees are considered sacred,
They are there till they are seventy five and can’t be considered faded,
Electing senators is forbidden like death with dignity,
The establishment would not like it and have no sympathy.



We might have to rewrite the Constitution in order to change,
The establishment would consider this extremely strange,
Almost at the stage where it’s too difficult to arrange,
Trudeau’s Charter is almost like the bible and can’t be changed.

JUNE 18TH, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WE'LL GIVE THEM OUR REGARDS ... JUNE 17TH, 2014

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WE’LL GIVE THEM OUR REGARDS … JUNE 17TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Binding referendums, compulsory voting and recall,
Could eliminate the need for a political brawl,
Because, as it stands, less than half of us even vote,
Though elected party politicians sometimes gloat.


You can’t change the fact that you will eventually die,
But even you might eventually change the reason why,
If politicians and judges eventually change their minds,
And get up to date; it’s amazing what we might find.


The Province of Quebec has death-with-dignity now,
But so far, no other provinces have been even allowed,
So we have to wait and see what’s in the cards,
And if and when they change, we’ll give them our regards.

JUNE 17TH, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

WAY TO GO ... JUNE 16TH, 2014

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WAY TO GO  … JUNE 16TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN


Binding referendums and compulsory voting, would put us there,

But less than half of us vote and not interested in our affairs,

If we had medically assisted death we could avoid dying in pain,

Quebec has it already so they have no great reason to complain.




But we have appointed senators that stay till they're seventy five

No one knows why they were appointed of if they are still alive,

And we can't get rid of these senators unless they retire or die,

And no one knows for sure how this was arranged or why?





Recall would be good for all other stupid pompous politicians

So that we the people don't have to tolerate their stupid ambitions

But where do we find the man or woman to rewrite out constitution?

We could be compared to environmentalists so worried about pollution?

JUNE 16TH, 2014

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Friday, June 13, 2014

CANADIAN SMALL ELECTIONS ... JUNE 13TH, 2014

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CANADIAN SMALL ELECTIONS       … june 13th, 2014 
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Canadians should have compulsory-voting elections
And all elections held the same day for the various selections,  
But our party politicians are big on the present situation,
Therefor they see no reason to change it, in this peaceful nation.


It's the extremely low-turnout at elections that the parties like,
Larger compulsory numbers might force them to take a hike,
Therefore they praise and like the present election situation,
Wouldn't want to do anything to encourage a changed organization.


A twenty dollar fine for absentee voters could bring change,
Or binding referendums should be studied and arranged,
It's all democracy and many countries have it already,
Unfortunately our leadership don't want to appear unsteady.


June 13th, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

PROVINCIAL LITIGATION ... JUNE 12TH, 2014

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PROVINCIAL LITIGATION    … June 12th, 2014
by
JAMES BREDIN

Provincial litigation could solve death-with-dignity now,
They did it in Quebec and it didn't cause a political row,
They turned it into a provincial issue that no one had to fear,
Health issues are provincial so this should be clear.


Ontario is having a provincial election now,
Death with dignity never mentioned and not allowed,
They say it's federal and the High Court has forbidden,
Like they said to Sue Rodriguez when her wishes were overridden.


None of our politicians will talk about medically assisted death,
As if it is forbidden, that we should be helped on our last breath,
The pompous politically correct and all religions oppose,
Why they are so opposed, no one really knows.


JUNE 12TH, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

ONE-POCKET MEN'S SHIRTS ... JUNE 10TH, 2014

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ONE-POCKET MEN'S SHIRTS …         JUNE 10TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Why do most men's shirts have only one breast pocket?
Can't find one with two pockets anywhere in my closet,
I should cause a fuss and complain about this but I don't know where,
I know. I know.  This is not a big issue and it's only my affair.


But surely somewhere in some men's clothing store,
Maybe I should look even more and explore,
Where various and many men's shirts are on display,
There are men's shirts with two breast pockets, that I could wear.


This is obviously not going to turn into a national affair,
Because those making men's shirts, really don't care,
They are busy millionaire and telling others what to do,
Please read this and send me a message and the shirt-making crew.



June 10th, 2014


Monday, June 9, 2014

DID QUEBEC SOLVE THIS ISSUE? ...JUNE 9TH, 2014

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DID QUEBEC SOLVE THE ISSUE?    ….  JUNE 9TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Could our appointed Senate gave us death with dignity?
Or will they continue doing nothing dismally?
Quebec now has medically assisted death but we don't,
Different provinces, different laws, and politicians won't.


Ontario having an election soon but no one mentioned this,
We can't have medically assisted death like Oregon or the Swiss,
Just another hidden reason why so few people bother to vote,
Is it a provincial issue and should politicians take note?


Quebec seems to have solved this issue with litigation,
This should not be so difficult in an ordinary nation,
Could we all turn this into a provincial issue and go to sleep?
Or is there someone pulling strings that tend to give me the creeps?

JUNE 9TH, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

HAS QUEBEC SHOWN THE WAY? ... JUNE 8TH, 2014

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HAS QUEBEC SHOWN THE WAY?    … JUNE 8TH, 2014
BY
JAMES BREDIN

My upcoming death and I don't know when, where or why yet,
Though our politicians act as if this is not much of a threat,
And Canadian law forbids medically assisted death,
Nobody is causing a ruckus so there's no need to fret.


But the Province of Quebec has turned it into a  provincial cause,
No one really knows the real reason -- just because,
They passed their Bill 52 and got medically assisted death,
Will it cause some high minded people in Ottawa to take a deep breath.


Will democracy eventually come a provincial way?
Is there another province out there that might say that's okay?
Is it allowed or will our politicians as usual just shut up?
Has Quebec shown that there is no reason to give up?

June 8th, 2014