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Canadians are Adrift on a Sea of Debt (Part 2 of 2)

The Niagara Independent, November 9, 2018 – Recent government announcements and news reports have provided Canadians with an accounting of how much our Canadian governments are in debt. The current federal government, spending hundreds of billions of dollars, seemingly pays no heed to the size of their annual deficits. Add the sum of all provincial governments’ deficit budgets and one soon realizes that our governments are burying us in a deep, dank financial hole; from which no Canadian alive today will likely climb out. The reported numbers are startling. In Ottawa, the federal government recorded a shortfall of $19 billion for…

Poetry for the day; sentiments for the ages

Here are three remarkable poems that capture the solemn and significant essence of this day. These Remembrance Day poems express sentiments for the ages. For the Fallen – Laurence Binyon With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free.   Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres. There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears.   They went with songs to…

Lest we forget

Poignant quotes and verse, lest we forget… The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them. – Czeslaw Milosz, The Issa Valley The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children. – William Havard We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart. – Albert Einstein When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? – George Canning, The Pilot…

12 quotes in the name of peace

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. – Baruch Spinoza A people free to choose will always choose peace. – Ronald Reagan It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. – Eleanor Roosevelt Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.…

Serious Challenges as Canadians are Adrift on a Sea of Debt (Part 1 of 2)

The Bank of Canada has indicated they are about to become more aggressive in 2019 and 2020 with increasing interest rates. The Niagara Independent, November 2, 2018 – Interest rates are rising and many Canadians will begin to feel the pain. Last week the Bank of Canada hiked its key lending rate and major lending institutions followed suit, raising prime interest rates. This is the fifth time since the summer of 2017 that rates have risen and the Bank of Canada has indicated they are about to become more aggressive in 2019 and 2020. Some financial analysts point to recent comments made…

Our PR Services Explained

  We are frequently being asked about CG&A COMM services. What is it that you do?! Here’s a brief explanation of our public relations offering.   Writers  We write a lot. Our public relations and government affairs firm specializes in advocacy campaigns, issue management and wordsmith services. At the core of all our work is quality writing and content marketing services. We are creative, provocative where required, and always effective in delivering clients’ key messages.   Advocates  With a background in politics and government relations, we provide advocacy advice and help to deliver public relations and issue oriented campaigns. Our company…