The Parallel Parliament

Glen Pearson

Posts tagged “hopes

The Time for Tinkering is Over

Posted on January 22, 2015

THE FEDERAL LIBERALS CAUCUSED IN LONDON this week and it was good to see some old friends. Justin Trudeau was struggling through a bout of food poisoning and his caucus was focusing on the one issue they believe will prove critical to the coming election: the economy. I get it. Each party is talking about our struggling economy, hoping to leverage some advantage from it, one way or the other. But I wanted to ask my Liberal friends one question: will you stop tinkering this time? All parties have been doing so, but this occasion in London could represent a turning point within the party. We all understand that each time we bounce back from some kind of recession, severe or light, that we never…

I’ve Got a City in Me

Posted on December 1, 2014

This past weekend a great group of citizens got together with some of our new city council (they get inaugurated today) to hold Poets-n-Politics, where our new politicians, and a few others, presented poems about themselves and the city.  I was fortunate enough to be asked to participate, writing a special poem for the occasion.  A number have asked for copies and I told them it would be the subject of my next blog post.  So, as promised:   I’ve got a city in me, pushing me forward, setting me free, It contains multitudes; I am not alone, It houses my hopes and has become my home. Yes, it pushes me outward, to a place uncertain, And begs me join it, pulling back the…