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This blog has been created to encourage readers to examine viewpoints they might not come across in their daily routine.  As an advocate of lifelong learning, our objective is to provide articles dealing with a range of issues.   We do not necessarily endorse the views of all the articles herein, but offer them as Food for Thought.  The site will not promote any political, religious or corporate agenda.  The site features three pages: Food for Thought, Observations (the writer’s viewpoint) and Miscellanea.   It is updated weekly.

Food for Thought –  While U.S. President Donald Trump continues his threats to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada is pursuing a possible free trade deal with China.  What is our potential trading partner up to these days?  Two articles from Foreign Affairs offer a fresh perspective on that country’s  current ambitions.   Observations —  When politicians allow themselves to be in the pocket of  the elite who hide fortunes in offshore accounts to avoid paying their fair share of taxes in Canada it creates funding shortfalls for essential social services and health care.    It’s time to deal with these parasites and the puppet politicians who turn a blind eye to such activities.     Miscellanea —  Jonathan Franzen poses the question: Is it too late to save the world?

Douglas Glynn has been a journalist, college teacher and public affairs consultant, working with governments, labour unions, non-profit groups, police associations, accounting and law firms. During the 1990s, he edited-wrote the proceedings of  The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, Canada’s oldest non-partisan public affairs forum.

 

“Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen… If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.”   —  Louis D. Brandeis

 

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