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August 16th, 2012:

More and more…

… I’m thinking about getting involved with the Green Party of Ontario.

They are the only Ontario political party who has taken a rational stance on our wasteful and discriminatory duplicate system of education.

Party leader Mike Schreiner wants a public commission to study the best way of amalgamating the separate and public systems into one French and English organization.

Schreiner was in Waterloo Region Wednesday supporting Kitchener-Waterloo Green party candidate Stacey Danckert. The pair spoke to the media from Danckert’s backyard.

Ontario is the only province that funds one religious school system at the exclusion of all others and it needs to stop, Schreiner said.

“Is it fair that public dollars go to an organization that excludes two-thirds of the eligible teachers of being hired based on religion?” he said. “Where else in our society would we allow that?”

Instead, all three “old” parties at Queen’s Park refuse to talk about the contentious issue and choose to “slam the door on even having a conversation about this.”

I like the cut of this guy’s jib… gonna have to look a bit more carefully at their other policies. But, if you have ever been here before, you will know that this is a big issue for me.





Where is the loyalty?

It was with a heavy heart that I learned of Robin van Persie’s move to Old Trafford. My disgust and disappointment would have been tempered if the destination was somewhere other than Manure U (save Chelski and the Spurs, of course), but this was still a dagger in my heart.

His refusal to sign a contract extension was the writing on the wall for certain, but it still came as a shock.

And I’d like to wish the guy well, I really would, but mine would be qualified good wishes. The Boss stood by RvP through those injury-plagued seasons on spite of scathing criticism by Gooners everywhere. It finally paid off in spades last season when, as a heathy top flight star, the striker showed his worth.

But how did RvP show his appreciation for the faith that Arsene put in him? By publicly declaring that he didn’t agree with the direction of the team and would consequently not be seeking a contract extension.

I guess I was naïve to expect more. Van Persie is just another greedy and rich athlete where loyalty to a team is fleeting and superficial.

I’ll take one Thierry Henry over 10 RvPs any day!