This is Poverty Awareness Week, so declared by the City of Saskatoon. Events include an Ecumenical worship service this afternoon in the Grad Student Lounge at Emmanuel-St. Chad chapel on the U of S campus and a “Hands across the Bridge” human chain will be formed Saturday afternoon on the Broadway Bridge to show unity against poverty and homelessness. Monday was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty declared in 1995 by the UN General Assembly. This year’s theme is “Moving from Humiliation and Exclusion to Participation”.
When it comes to team sports, I’ve normally been interested mostly in football and hockey for most of my life. Since professional Lacrosse has come to Saskatoon I’ve also become a big fan of that game. Then, of course, there is baseball. I confess to being a fair-weather fan, meaning when the Blue Jays are competitive, I pay attention. It’s been fun lately getting back into a sport I remember as a kid on the old black & white tv watching Mickey Mantle, Duke Snider and Willie Mays hit home runs.
You know something that drives me nuts? Passwords. You need passwords for everything nowadays, never mind usernames and even pin numbers. I know it’s important to protect our privacy on the World Wide Web because those three W’s also stand for the Wild Wild West and there are bad people out there that you want to keep away from your private information. But there are just too many passwords for a mind to remember.
Political correctness, often abbreviated to just PC, is a term that is used to describe language, policies or measures that are intended not to offend or disadvantage any particular group of people in society. The term politically correct wasn’t used much until the late 20th century.
Prime Minister Trudeau took the provinces by surprise a week ago today by announcing they have until 2018 to adopt a carbon pricing scheme or the federal government will step in and do it for them. We then had a News Poll question on Saskatoonhomepage.ca that asked if we thought the federal government made the correct move announcing a carbon price plan before the talks with the provinces and territories had finished.