Let’s Talk About What We Are Fighting For

“In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.” – Bill Clinton


The Cause Is What Is Important  

The story dominating headlines  early this week in Canadian politics was Liberal MP Justin Trudeau’s victory in the boxing ring. Proving the odds makers wrong he beat up a younger perceived “stronger” opponent in Senator Patrick Brazeau. Justin had no need to rope-a-dope, as I had assumed might be his strategy. Instead the match was settled by a TKO in the 3rd round. Although the showmanship and games grabbed the headlines the cause it was for was very important.

Photo Curtousey: The National Post (Lockheed Martin)

The boxing match between Trudeau and Brazeau started to make me think about what we are fighting for as a country.  As individuals we all have our own unique interest, motivations, influences, dreams and ambitions that we fight for. We work towards our dreams because we were taught by our parents, mentors and heroes that our dreams could and would come true and to not let anyone stand in our way. From a political observer’s position this logic is clearly something that has been a rallying point amongst the Conservative Party of Canada. In 2011, after several minority parliaments, Canadians decided to elect what they were told was going to be a “a strong, majority, conservative, government” that would lead us through the economic crisis. Continue reading

Top Documentary: Here Comes The Sun

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Buddha

It has become self-evident in my inner circle and for those around me at work that I have become extremely passionate about the Clean Technology sector. My rational behind this is very simple; it represents a different way of thinking and seeing the world. It represents unity, balance, and sustainability. These are principles that I believe are fundamental to a healthy lifestyle. In my last Top Documentary Selection: There Is No Tomorrow there was a lot of fear and facts used to suggest that our future here on earth was very bleak. The quotes below from friends and family are a sample of first reactions after seeing the video.

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