Saturday, July 01, 2006

Happy Domada Day!

While everyone else seems fixated about the "Dominion Day"-"Canada Day" controversy, I would like to point out a tiny news item in today's National Post.

It seems that Stephane Dion is the first Liberal leadership wannabe to step into the real world, by admitting that Kyoto is not the panacea for all environmental woes, as some Lefties would have us believe.

Unfortunately, the article is under a subscribers' firewall, so I'll give you some highlights:

Dion admits Liberals' Kyoto goal impossible
Ex-minister first in party to say 2012 targets out of reach

"In 2008, I will be part of Kyoto, but I will say to the world I don't think I will make it. Everyone is saying target, target. But ... it is to be more than to reach a target. It's to change the economy. It's to have resource productivity, energy efficiency when we know that energy will be the next crisis for the economy of the world."

The Liberal party maintains its climate-change plans would meet the 2012 deadline. Mr. Dion is the first senior party figure to cast doubt on that claim.

A spokesman for Environment Minister Rona Ambrose said Mr. Dion's comments were cause for concern. "It is concerning that the Liberals were prepared to mislead Canadians on the Kyoto targets even though the former Liberal environment minister now admits the targets were unachievable."

My own M.P. Karen Redman is one of those Liberals who keeps warning that the sky is falling because of the current government's disenchantment with Kyoto. I sincerely hope that Mr. Dion has a chat with her, so that she can relay the facts to her constituents.

Anyway, in closing I would like to wish you a happy and joyous holiday, whatever you choose to call it (does this not sound reminiscent of the Christmas debate?).

Personally, I prefer Dominion Day. It brings back a lot of warm, fuzzy memories like "Happy Days", the "Friendly Giant", and chocolate cigarettes that were actually called cigarettes, instead of the politically-correct candy sticks. Oh, and big chunks of sponge toffee! And the real Turkish Delight chocolate bars...

O.K. - Happy Dominion Day!


Mary said...

Happy Dominion Day to my wonderful daughter, who endures a lot of un-called for barbs from the unkind!
Just want you to know that you are #l in my books, in your handling of the mean spirited ones.

Love Mom

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Gee, thanks Mom. *blush*

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Somebody called "anonymous" just left a one-word comment: Puke.

Fair enough, but at least have the guts to rise above the anon handle.

liberal supporter said...

When we were kids, when somesone said Happy Dominion Day, we always liked to respond with "Happy Loblaws Day"

They call it Dominion Day, but it's about the only day of the year you can't go to Dominion, because they're closed (they were closed Sundays then too, but everyone still got the joke).

Just watched the traditional parade...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

L.S. Good one! Ha! I lived in Toronto for a while, so I remember the Dominion Store.

Anyway, Happy Loblaws Day to you too!

TrustOnlyMulder said...

LOL. Happy Loblaws Day. I remember that and being one of those kids whose parents shopped at Dominion, I was more a fan of the Happy Dominion Day.

In any case, Happy Canada/Dominion Day to you too Joanne.

I am off to the Hill!!!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I am off to the Hill!!!

Awesome! Only did that once but it was so much fun. I expect a complete report. :)

RGM said...

Ha! We posted about the same topic today! I think we used the same quotations too!

Mac said...

Speaking of daughters, my 12 year old just took a gold medal in discus with a throw of 25.81 metres that set a meet record and enters her name in the BC all-time top ten list. How's that for a Canada Day gift?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Mac - Absolutely awesome!!! You must be so proud. Please tell her congrats for me. :)

Mac said...

Very much so... I'll send you a picture later when I get back to my own computer.

TrustOnlyMulder said...

Congrats Mac!!!!

Joanne, I was all over Ottawa and the report is on the blog. Too long a day to repeat here. Not to mention I have to get back down to the University to see Cookie showcase at Canadian Gymnaestrada tomorrow.

BTW, we try to get to the Hill once every three or four years and the last time we got hit with a torrential downpour and hail. Go figure. It rained a bit today too. It seems to be the norm here in Ottawa the past 4 or 5 years.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Just checked out your report, Mulder What a busy day! Sounds like a lot of fun.

We spent a relaxing time at my sister-in-law's place visiting family and enjoying a few wobbly pops and BBQ on the deck. Weather was perfect.

What's more Canadian than that, eh?