Populism

When my mind turns to electoral populism & without a close look on my part I automatically say to myself “the no-thinkers”. I am showing myself as having been a no-think person though not yet a populist as I understand that group. Time to take a look.

Wikipedia defines populism “Populism in Canada involves the phenomenon of populist political ideology in Canada. Populism has been a particularly strong phenomenon in Western Canada and in Quebec as promoted by the provincial Social Credit parties in the West and in Quebec and by the Social Credit Party of Canada and by the Reform Party of Canada.”

As an aid & not other than partly agreeing I use the CCAP as my background thinking.

CCAP Link (press)

Nothing in democratic electoral politics is straight forward & populism is a good example where the driving force is to become an elected majority but the well being of a democracy, as there is a move into the future, may depend on different policies because of the drive to become an elected majority next time around. Politicians needs have the skill to speak out of both sides of their mouth to promote successful policies but differing from those that got them elected without upsetting their base. Complex? Yes.

Populism when this was written at the start of year 2020 is. well, popular in different democracies around the globe. In this age of rapid & thorough communication people are looking & so there is a multiplier effect. So glad that I am not a politician living in a world of duplicity.

Government of Canada

The purpose of canshine.ca site is the quality of life for Canadians, their families, and future generations by studying, measuring, and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship, and choice on their well-being.

I create this site as a physically disabled layman, resident in a Canadian long term care home, & have no intent of proclaiming myself as other than a good reader passing on to the world public the opinions of qualified others that I read.

A principal read is the think tank of the Fraser Institute which declares it’s purpose as being very similar to my own. It has many times been classed as first in Canada so I have no hesitation either linking to it or passing on some of it’s views.

Fraser Institute link (press).

Status of Sexes

In 1995 Canada initiates a program of Canadian gender analysis (GBA+). In 2019 there is an obvious push toward gender equality in Canada . As I write at the start of 2020 sustainable earth population is top of my mind. As incidental to that then I am starting Status of Sexes here as Tag

Aaaah

Let’s be first very pessimistic, we are headed for the seventh extinction on planet earth. NO!

Now let’s consider possible ways of building on the findings, growth & projections of a possible future. YES!

Voila!, we will project (fictionally) growth of life , no seventh extinction for us.

I write this at a time when mother earth dwellers see many items of sensational negativism that mankind will surely overcome. On to a great future.

Governor General

Bringing All Canadians together, human beings every one, is the rewarding task of the governor general.

A Canadian is free to have views that are left wing, right wing or somewhere in the middle but we are all Canadian living together. So we do, helped along by togetherness & fostering that is our governor general.

Not only do our political views vary but so do our nationalities for although our politics & religions vary so do our originating nationalities. First & foremost we officially have the many Indigenous, the single English & the single French. Many settlers who become Canadian citizens are not discouraged from unofficially retaining the ways of their originating places. Out of all this is the very important job of fostering Canadian togetherness. (Yea Canada, what a wonderful country we are.

Link to The Governor General (press)

Governor General

Bringing All Canadians together, human beings every one, is the rewarding task of the governor general.

A Canadian is free to have views that are left wing, right wing or somewhere in the middle but we are all Canadian living together. So we do, helped along by togetherness & fostering that is our governor general.

Not only do our political views vary but so do our nationalities for although our politics & religions vary so do our originating nationalities. First & foremost we officially have the many Indigenous, the single English & the single French. Many settlers who become Canadian citizens are not discouraged from unofficially retaining the ways of their originating places. Out of all this is the very important job of fostering Canadian togetherness. (Yea Canada, what a wonderful country we are.

Link to The Governor General (press)

Peace, Order & Conciliation

Peace & order is the hoped for way of life for the three Canadian groups, each group having much more than one origin but the three groups have just two classes. Should you seek history this website canshine.ca is not a place to find it. Here is the present & near future.

CLASSES Indigenous Settlers

INDIGENOUS The many nations that occupied the whole area now Canada for over a thousand years are called indigenous . These peoples lived mainly by hunting & trapping.

SETTLERS They come from all over on earth. First were those who came by boat mainly from Europe & brought with them not only firearms but also (inadvertently it seems) ravaging diseases to which the indigenous had no tolerance. Still they come.

TREATIES With the odds stacked against them the indigenous folk often succumbed partly. The settlers & indigenous locals often became party to treaties which confined indigenous to defined space in which to live ceding the other land to settlers. This is a very simplified view & in addition each treaty varied with many indigenous groups settling on their own terms.

SKIRMISHES Many skirmishes are recorded later, internal disputes & those between indigenous & settlers.

CONCILIATION Canada has a reputation for fair peace & order but it is only in this 21’st century that we have pursued real conciliation. Here a linked site pursuing this goal (press).

Climate Change

The Canadian Government is taking important steps toward alleviating & co-operating with like minded governments. Their actions are laid out in an official website that is changing to meet with their current thoughts & actions. You are recommended to first look at the current website (a site kept current & expressing a Canadian country viewpoint)……

Link to government web (press)

Providing a slightly warmer Canada is the only change then many Canadians would say “Welcome” . Is it.?