Monday, August 07, 2006


I miss Fred from CBS

Was just doing some off the cuff search's off whatever pop'ed into my head and I ended up at a thread over at Fair Deal for Newfoundland Labrador. A thread called WJM and Ed Hollet in which Ed and Wally were offered an opportunity to write a submission for the site.

What really struck me is that the arguements haven't changed but I must say Mr Fred Harris made some wonderful contributions to the thread. Here is just one example.

Bottomline - I want Canada working to satisfy all Canadians and not just the mega-cities.

We should be able to vote anywhere we currently live or have lived for over 7 years in Canada; if we are living in Canada. The Census should identify these choices. Our federal voting numbers and the number of members of parliament should be determined thus and provide for a repatriation of the vote to any riding we so choose/qualify. This announcement to Canada (& primarily to big business) is the announcement as to where we want revitalization as a country. Where we want to thrive and promote our quality of life. The fact that specific areas lose the votes of their people because they are forced to seek employment out of their own ridings, only serves to weaken the provinces who are “have-not”. We will never have the support of the numbers of politicians because the electorate has moved away in hopes of providing for their families wherever they can.

I don’t have all the answers but I think this would be a good start.

Fred from CBS
Comment by Fred Harris — 2/7/2005 @ 1:06 am

I must say I am in ageement with Fred that I think NL and Canada would be all the worse if we separated. But at the same time if Canada doesn't address the inequalities and centrist policies NL will have no choice but to go it alone.

Fred Harris has been away "Harassing My Elderly Disabled Parents! CYA Soon!" as per his last post on his blog
Excellent, love it! » » »
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