The weather was nice enough today for me to bike to the dojo with the Youngest. She came home early with Dad, had dinner with him, then (after bath) was left to her own devices. I came home to a kid happily watching a movie. It was only after she’d gone upstairs to bed that I found those guys on the windowsill. Very charming don’t you find? She’s an artist and a romantic.
We just took one boat out of the water and brought it in for winter storage. We came back to this glorious sunshine and relatively mild temperature (about 12C). Kids wanted to go play and I didn’t have to heart to force them inside for the last part of their homeschooling day. They’re having a ball out there pretending they’re hobbits. And why not?
Anybody who knows Nigel Wright even just a little (and that would be me) will tell you: There is NO WAY he cooked up the scheme to repay Mike Duffy’s expenses on his own, without at least some direction from, and approval by, the boss. There is also NO WAY he would proceed with the intention of tripping up his boss. There is NO WAY he would deceive the prime minister, never mind Canadians.
Anyone who suggests anything to the contrary is a coward, a liar, or both. Say what you will about Wright, he’s not trying to blame his difficulties on others. He’s taking it like a man.
I agree with this. Those who are encouraging Rob Ford to continue the fight are contributing to his very likely personal downfall. Not his political downfall. This thing is headed in a very wrong and likely catastrophic direction. And for what: tax cuts? True conservatives do not stand for this.
Wow, what awesome news! I am so pleased for Lt-Col Duda and his fine regiment. We shall drink to this at the next mess dinner. Up the Glens!
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, has graciously consented to serve as the first Colonel-in-Chief of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders.
“Her Majesty’s appointment as Colonel-in-Chief of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders reinforces the historic and warm relationship that Canadian Armed Forces units, organizations, and members enjoy with Members of our Royal Family,” said the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence.
The announcement of this appointment coincides with today’s bicentennial commemoration of the Battle of Crysler’s Farm, popularly known as a ‘Battle that saved Canada’. Her Majesty’s appointment also coincides with the last Remembrance Day prior to entering the centennial year of the outbreak of the Great War, a reflection of Her Majesty’s deep loyalty to and affect for all the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces.
More than 100 soldiers from the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, the Voltigeurs de Québec and the 4e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment, regiments from the Canadian Army which perpetuate the Canadian units that fought at Crysler’s Farm, will today mark the bicentennial of this important battle.
The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, popularly known as ‘the Glens’, perpetuate the 1st Regiment of Dundas Militia (1812-15) and the 1st Regiment of Stormont Militia (1812-15) both of whom served at Crysler’s Farm. As such, the Glens proudly carry the battle honour CRYSLER’S FARM.
The position of Colonel-in-Chief is a Royal Appointment – an honorary title normally reserved for the Sovereign and Members of our Royal Family.
“The Army is proud to have a Colonel-in-Chief whose life has been such a noble example of service. It is truly a testament to our soldiers, who remain ‘Strong. Proud. Ready,'” said Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army.
The appointment of Royal Colonels-in-Chief has been an integral and proud aspect of numerous Canadian regiments, branches and units for over a century. The Colonel-in-Chief is the guardian of history and traditions and serves to promote regimental ethos, identity and pride in service.
“We are deeply honoured by the appointment of Her Majesty as our first Colonel-in-Chief,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Rob Duda, the regiment’s Commanding Officer. “The Glens have a proud history of service to Canada and around the world, from Northwest Europe during the two World Wars to Bosnia and Afghanistan, as well as support to our communities, such as during the Ice Storm of 1998.”
Her Majesty the Queen is Colonel-in-Chief of twelve other regiments, branches and units of the Canadian Armed Forces dating back to 1952 – the year of her accession to the throne.
I am no fan of Justin Trudeau. I also think smoking pot as an adult is moronic. But if you’re going to argue that occasionally puffing on a joint is equivalent to being so drunk that you don’t realize you’re smoking crack, while entrusted with the reins of the country’s largest city, I have nothing to say to you.