Friday, July 18, 2008

Oh I love Canada.

I just about fell out of my chair laughing histerically. I just read that the highest rated entry for the CBC's new theme challenge is also the most frightening but so amusing at the same time. Described as "A beautiful theme encompassing the heart of hockey," the clip below really shows how enthusiastic fans are about having to choose another theme, doesn't it? ;)

Omar Khadr

The following video is heartbreaking but I feel as though that it is one of the most important things to witness, if you are a compassionate Canadian that believes children of war should not be held unlawfully in an illegitimate prision without a proper trial. Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen like you and I except, he was born into a family with strong terrorist connections. He was 15 years old when he was captured by American forces in Afghanistan and has been accused of killing an american special forces soldier. No matter how shady the circumstances in which Khadr had found himself, he was just a kid. Articles i've read show his desparate desire to lead a normal life in Canada. I believe that strong political pressure from the Canadian government is needed to extract Khadr from Guantanamo Bay and have him face trial in Canada as a citizen of Canada. So far, Harper refuses to allow this to occur because he is does not want to disrupt or anger the Bush administration (who fully supports Gitmo). A supporting article from Click Here

"The prime minister is in touch with our feelings."

I found a great article by a journalist who wrote for the Ottawa Citizen. It is simply amazing and you should probably read it. The prime minister is in touch with our feelings.