Monday, June 02, 2008

Why the U.S. must invade Canada -- now - in 2003

Why the U.S. must invade Canada -- now "Satire"?

I dunno ... in some ways I think we go along with the US too much ... but I think this article has the play on words to set up the next "Black House" peacefully in the "White House" (pardon the observation and "old" pun already, President Obama is a "Black" American).

I do know in our over 400 year old Canadian Federation, we have burned down the White House before ... maybe "they" are a little bit sore for us beating them at least once?

PS Retired Major-General Richard Rohmer (Ann Rohmer of City-TV and currently CP24 fame, her dad) wrote a whole series of books in the 70's where interesting defences were employed by Canadians against some unwanted invaders. The series of books, is now available from Dundurn pubishers, in an "Omnibus" edition that I must get again (I read them all when I was in High School but I think I borrowed them from my closest public library). Mr. Rohmer is a prolific Canadian author who has taken on rather interesting topics affecting Canadians in "real" politik ways just "they" don't know it on Main St., Anytown, Anyprovince, Canada.

Here is a bit of speech he made on Remembrance Day, 2007 at Queen's Park, Toronto, the Capital city of Ontario.

But now to turn to what is emerging now in Canada "politically."

The Federal Government got reminded this week about that capital city of Ontario and the power of the two founding provinces, Upper and Lower Canada.

The deal with Quebec and Ontario on emissions trading, announced after a joint-cabinet of both provincial governments, illustrates, that there might indeed be a new "separation" risk to Canada: both Ontario and Quebec.

And you know what, some other provinces might join in.

Its far too easy to see that happening with a rebirthing of the Canada before the Conservative "Confederacy."

Will we bring back the "Old Rules" pre-1867, with PM Pierre Trudeau's Charter of Rights and Freedoms our Federal constitution and also go like Australia, "Republican" rather than "Monarchist" and pitch the Royalty too and the "Commonwealth"?

Re the Royals, they are not protecting the native people as they were supposed to and when was the last time the Queen came over to visit, just because?

What were the "Old Rules?"

I know in the mid 1800's Toronto had Federal Parliament buildings and so did Montreal and the "common Federal government" rotated sessions of the House of Parliament between them.

The architect of the third Parliament buildings in "Upper Canada" was John George Howard in 1846. [note this link does not tell the whole story or even a quarter of what this man did: you have to look at a 1934 Globe and Mail article, plus, plus, plus. For example, his wife, Jemina Howard died of Breast Cancer at the age of 77. She got it at the age of 75 and it was not dementia she was suffering from as the staffer from the City of Toronto states in the hyperlinked article but the opiates to treat the pain as there was no cure for Breast cancer back then. John George built a special room for her and hallway, and he lived on 10 more years alone, apparently sullen at his loss (I examined one of his later portraitures and this is my conclusion in comparisons with prior portraitures). If the City of Toronto needed anything, John George built it or did it right to his death bed at the age of 86. What they have done on their website (Internet Explorer only) for his contribution is pathetic in my opinion as is what they have done to his land that I am aware.

"John George" as I prefer to call him, gifted the beautiful and large High Park, his land, to the City of Toronto, and he lived in Colborne Lodge with his wife, that still exists there by some miracle. He was a brilliant man, a genius, well ahead of his times, coming to Canada in 1827 from England and was hired by the then Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, Major-General Sir John Colborne, Lieutenant Governor, 1828–1836 (hence the name "Colborne Lodge"). The most fascinating man I never met but am working on to figure out all of his story. He laid out streets and built most of the important buildings in downtown Toronto (Toronto was named previously York in 1834) and also the original Queen St. refuge that appears to be an idyllic place, in the earliest paintings of it.

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