HEADLINES

Letter To Editor: Justin Made Me A Proud Canadian Again

Bertram J. Kirkpatrick, August 21, 2015, Letter To Editor

Justin speaking to crowd in Esquimalt, BC, Canada.

Justin Trudeau speaking to crowd of supporters in Esquimalt, BC, Canada. (Photo by Bertram J. Kirkpatrick 08/20/2015).

British Columbia, Canada: Yesterday I attended the political speech of Justin Trudeau at the Esquimalt constituent office of the Liberal candidate David Werner.

It was a sunny day, a lot of people showed up to hear Mr. Trudeau speak, so many in fact, both sides of Esquimalt Road were lined with Liberal supporters. Lots of camera’s were there, CHEK News, CTV News, and newspaper reporters gathered around the enigmatic Liberal candidate.

The podium was set up and David Anderson, the former MP was in attendance. Justin Trudeau arrived in a mini van, parked on the street front, and entered the front door, unlike the expectations of a few people. I was standing near the front door and he shook my hand as he entered the venue. He was warm and friendly, and took the time to greet everyone who wanted to say hello.

Mr. Trudeau took the podium and began to talk about some of his platform. He spoke of the need to enable Canadians to look after their elderly and disabled loved ones. He elucidated about the need to divest the tax breaks of the 1% in order to enable the middle class. It was a pleasure to hear Justin speak in both official languages of Canada.

Justin Trudeau speaks with crowd in Esquimalt

Justin Trudeau outside the Liberal Contingency office in Esquimalt, BC, Canada. (Photo by Bertram J. Kirkpatrick 08/20/2015).

He spoke about marijuana laws, he seemed aware that it is an important issue for residents of BC, as it has already created local jobs which boosts our economy. Mr. Trudeau suggested it was time to drop the draconian laws of the Harper Government, that put money into the hands of organized crime, and enact legislation that was in line with modern principles, experience and research, while keeping it away from children.

He spoke often, of the need for inclusion and diversity. The message was not lost on the crowd of listeners. I spoke with several contemporaries, grandfathers, and granddaughters, they all agreed it was time for a Canadian Government that cared what we thought.

Not one person in the crowd appeared disappointed, there were no protesters, and Justin took questions from the media after his speech. Mr. Trudeau then made the rounds through his large group of supporters, and even took pictures with everyone that asked.

Justin speaaking to adoring supporter

Justin Trudeau speaking to the youth shows respect, and equality for all Canadian, Esquimalt, BC, Canada. (Photo by Bertram J. Kirkpatrick 08/20/2015).

On the way out he stopped, again, to shake my hand, smiled warmly and sincerely, and waited while I said it was a pleasure to meet him. After walking up and down both sides of Esquimalt Road to greet all the exterior attendees he boarded the mini van, much to the relief of the security detail that escorted him through the visit.

To his security staff’s credit, not one cross word, nor push, or shove occurred during the entire event. I was proud of their Canadian deportment, and the way they were able to perform their duty with civility and professionalism, without so much as an unhappy look.

It has been far too long since I was proud to be a Canadian, but meeting Justin Trudeau changed that. He really is the kind of person who should be Prime Minister of Canada. I know he earned my vote.

Bertram can be contacted here: Bertram J. Kirkpatrick on Tumbler

Click Picture for a Popular Article

  • The Liberals are on the defensive after court documents released earlier this month revealed that Mr. Dion, not Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, signed the export permits to allow seventy-percent (70%) of the transaction to ship to Saudi Arabia. Many observers had assumed the Conservatives had granted export permits when they signed the deal. trudeau speaking"The Liberal signature on the export permits means that the Liberal government has taken full ownership of a decision to sell arms to a country notorious for human-rights abuses.
  • A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Company F, 2d Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, provides security aboard Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 25, 2016. The recruit simulated providing security while the rest of the recruits carried ammo cans to their fighting holes to simulate combat preparation. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps by Lance Cpl. Erick J. ClarosVillalta).
  • Father says life teaches you many lessons to grow mature&strong and that what we are going through is just the hardest one
  • ery same government who deliberately allowed this occupation to take place last fall. Regardless of what is happening with a possible injunction application, I urge every person to call the Premier’s office in the morning, telling her she has to get her administration working overtime to get rid of tent city and under no circumstances to move this horror story a block away into Mt. Edwards where we’ll then have a PERMANENT tent city indoors, with all the same shit going on every day and night!
  • American socialist organisation, the BPP, which at its height reached around 5,000 members, before disintegrating due to a campaign of state terror and internal problems.. Free Huey Newton, Black Panther Rally San Francisco, May 1, 1969.
  • Mona Relief Charity on Go Fund Me makes it easy and safe to donate. No amount is too small, or too large.
  • The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) will receive $20 million – under the Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF) – to establish and operate the Centre for Advanced Therapeutic Cell Technologies. January 13, 2006. (Photo: Adam Scotti). AlistairReignBlog.com
  • The teenager, Nihad Barakat Shamo Alawsi, was taken to Syria and then to the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq, she told an event in London on Wednesday. "They raped us, they killed our men, they took our babies away from us," Alawsi, now 17, said at the event organised by the UK-based AMAR Foundation, a charity that provides education and healthcare in the Middle East.
  • A 29-year-old woman who was raped in October 2015 by peacekeepers stationed in Bambari, Central African Republic. © 2015 Lewis Mudge/Human Rights Watch
  • Faces of the women who had their lives cut short by Pickton.
  • Iraqi firefighters and civilians carry bodies of victims killed in a car bomb at a commercial area in Karrada neighbourhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 3, 2016
  • Although the ISIS terrorist network has claimed to have hacked Department of Defense networks to gain personal information, it is fairly obvious much of the information came from social media websites. Individuals who are becoming targeted victims handed the required details over to the individuals calling for the attacks. Users of social media websites are urged to use caution whenever they are online to avoid attracting attention to themselves or inadvertently providing easily accessible information that could be turned into targeting data.

Click Picture for a Popular Cartoon

  • Take Our Poll: Come on in and tell us who haunted your nightmares! Which vampire had the most ferocious fangs?
  • Satire: USA Denies Whites Can Be Terrorist
  • The Donalds invade Washington Caption This photo winner 1The Donalds invade Washington Caption This photo winner 1
  • Who is PM Stephen Harper
  • Donald Trump kissing his daughter
  • Includes Meryl Streep's full Golden Globe speech, a peek at her stage performance where she play Donald Trump, SAG Speeches: Ashton Kutcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kerry Washington, Natalie Portman, Lily Tomlin and others, as well as talk show host's comments and interviews. Tied together with indie music and skits of Peter Griffin of Family Guy playing Donald Trump.
  • I hate Monday
  • Donald Trump and I Lama Crazy. alistairreignblog.com
  • Donald Trump for President

Start a Conversation or Write a Caption This joke.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s