Everyone seems to be worried Trump style politics will make its way to Canada.
Some say it has already.
But before we point fingers at those with different views perhaps it would be wise to realize why that sort of extreme leader has become successful.
It was obvious people were so disenfranchised with the status quo they were even willing elect a ‘Donald Trump’ just to shake it up.
Canadian politics already is what the U.S. voted against.
Further confirmation is when Premier Wynne’s president of the treasury board, Liz Sandals says, of those who ride the GO train every day,
“When you really stop and think of it, most people sitting on the Go Train probably don’t have high-level nuclear qualifications, or the business qualifications, to run a multi-billion-dollar corporation. The talent is exceptional to be in those exceptional positions.”
Referring to her over paid CEO’s.
It is exactly this type of elitism that paved the way for Donald Trump to walk into the White House.
Just ask Hillary Clinton.
Canadian politicians are tripping over themselves doing the exact same thing.
Transport Minister Steve Del Duca and his Liberal train rolled into Hamilton yesterday and gave us an update on all things LRT.
As well as opening up bids to tender and impossibly promising things that won’t happen until after the next election, Del Duca revealed the rail spur line (connecting the LRT to GO train) that Wynne made part of the initial deal, was not cost effective.
Big words for the Liberals that caught my attention.
Instead, they say, the job could be better done with a BRT line connecting the two and eventually linking the mountain and airport.
All sounds great but the key word here is eventually.
When I asked if BRT would progress along the same time line as LRT Del Duca was less optimistic.
More study needed.
My fear is there never was any money to link the two and bus was the option all along, now promising mountain service as a dangling carrot.
If LRT is more appealing than BRT why would riders want to bridge their LRT/GO rail experience with a bus?
But I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt if cost effective.
As they say, the devil is in the details.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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Everyone knows the hype around Superbowl commercials on traditional TV’s last big spectacle.
Over the last few decades the U.S. commercials have become as much part of the big game as the half time show.
One of the best at the ad game is American icon, Budweiser.
So when Anheuser-Busch (brewers of Budweiser) decided to produce its depiction of the true Americans spirit tracing its immigrant founder’s journey from Germany to America in 1857, who knew it would become as relevant as the current days turbulent politics.
True, the ad was done long before Trumps temporary ban on Muslims.
But how ironic is it, the founder of what is now one of the most iconic brands in America, faced the same discrimination many still do today.
Whether intended or not, extremely powerful.
Clearly we have to ask ourselves if, this Bud’s for you, or just those who think like me?
And, the last thing anyone wanted to do on Superbowl Sunday, was think!