Mahatma Gandhi once said that “a nation will be judged on how it treats its weakest members.” As a politician, I always keep that thought in mind when considering policies that I believe in. And certainly, that philosophy is one that politicians must always remember.
But is that responsibility one to be borne only by government and the politicians who run government? I think not. In our society, we have many service organizations who do excellent work in providing service to our weakest members of society. One of those organizations that I am most familiar with is Rotary Club. Continue reading How a service organization serves mankind→
Our romance with cars has gone on for more than a century, but now there’s a chance that our once trusted friends will be turned against us by becoming our watchdogs, monitoring our driving habits and reporting them back to Big Brother corporations. Continue reading Your car will soon be out to Big Brother you→
Believe it or not, many of us look forward to it: the moment when Winnipeg is rapt with minus 40 degree cold, freezing the gentle ripples of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers – opening up Canada’s largest wintry skating path. From all parts of the city, rosy-cheeked skaters and bundled-up cyclists make their way to The Forks, once a meeting place for trade, hunters, settlers, and pioneers. Continue reading A restaurant popped up on the river – and changed our thinking about our city→
There’s a family in town that is in the enviable position of being able to build a very large home with one wing especially designed for when they get too old to cope with the day to day chores of running a household. Unfortunately, not many of us have this luxury, but most of us face the inevitable fact that, some day, we may not be able to manage a large home and garden.