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Notes on the Canadians Buried at Suda Bay Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery

Among the over 1700 graves at the Suda Bay Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery there are five Canadians. All five were airmen. While the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army functioned as discreet units in operations during the Second World … Continue reading

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Echoes of Grief: Remembrance Day 2017

A Sermon preached on the Sunday before Remembrance Day, November 5, 2017 at St. Dunstan’s, Gordon Head, Victoria BC Grief. Peace. Nation. These are the three overlapping themes of Remembrance Day; but the greatest of these is grief. Grief was … Continue reading

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Fixing the Canadian Dollar

I have a modest proposal. We are all worried about the value of the Canadian dollar. We recently have watched its  decline in its value since 2013, when it was at par with the US dollar, to now under US$0.70. … Continue reading

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Ten Canadians

Here’s a list of ten Canadians that I admire. Some might fit into a “Greatest Canadian” list and others not. None of them are perfect, and some unquestionably have their dark sides. But today I’ll focus on the positive. In … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Two Bodies

I am a monarchist. Not one of those singular people  who join the Monarchist League, or who buy Hello magazine with its cover picture of This week’s Royal. And while I admire our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth II, it’s really … Continue reading

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My Ten Top Reasons Why Canada is Great

10. We’re Post-National. Which is to say, we used to worry about what our national identity was. Were we British? Pseudo-Americans? Two nations? Too nice? Too violent (i.e. our passion for hockey)? Too diverse? Now, not so much. We’re a … Continue reading

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Against Bill C-36

So I am gathering signatures for this. Let me know if you want to add yours, eh? We, ordained ministers of various faith groups and denominations, wish to express our concerns regarding Bill C-36 “Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons … Continue reading

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