Radicalization fad or not

As Heidi has commented in the past Canadian youth seem to be a target for radicalization and our government seems not to be concerned as to the cause just about punishment .

As Heidi recalls , when the group of young radicals were caught in an alleged plot to damage a Via rail train our Prime minister indicated this was not a time for sociology and the courts would look after this . Next we had some of our young causing trouble in a gas plant , murder hostage taking etc., again our Prime minister steps up and says this is not the time for sociology. This was in response to the leader of one of the opposition parties who called for an investigation into the root cause. Then came the shopping mall massacre were again Canadian youth were alleged to have been involved to which our Prime minister responds there is no mass phenomenon of homegrown radicalization in Canada.

This week we learned that there are Canadian youth involved with the terror group committing war crimes in Iraq . No comment from the Prime minister .

Heidi cannot nail down why our Prime minister seems to be so against root cause analysis . We have seen this when it comes to the missing Aboriginal women ,train wrecks, lack of transport for grain, floods and now radicalization.

What do we know , we know from the CBC that a large number of the radicals are coming from Calgary so perhaps he doesn’t want to rock his adopted home turf, it looks like he has an agenda to degrade aboriginals as radicals along with that Suzuki fellow because of their opposition to pipelines , we also know that if a train is at full capacity moving oil it can’t move grain. Perhaps Heidi is just blowing smoke when it comes to the importance and advantages of root cause analysis or perhaps not.

What do you think , is it better to find a cause repair it and move on or simply let the issue recur time and time again.




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Wasted time in the house

Heidi has finally figured it out , Heidi couldn’t understand all the noise in the house during question period but now it is clear.
To start with when question period begins and the leader of the official opposition gets up to speak all his trained seals jump to their feet , clap and make other noises as if the Leader had just returned from some lifesaving mission. Heidi believes this is the case because when the Prime minister enters his caucus the same thing happens and the opposition leader wants to know what that is like.

Another strange thing happens when the government is asked a tough question by one of the opposition parties. Government backbenchers start to hoot and holler delaying the asking of the question . This does a couple of things , it allows the government minister time to search through their talking points to find the approved answer , next it reduces the time allotted for questions as there is not a set number of questions allocated simply a set amount of time so that every time a question needs to be restarted the time left for other questions is shortened .

Heidi believes the speaker of the house should not treat this as a joke, he appears to laugh it off as he scolds the noisemakers, what the speaker should do is a warning then remove the noise makers from the house. What do you think.



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