Because Some Days Are About More Than Stitching...

Justin can even do a pretty solid tree pose. Photograph by: Sean Kilpatrick , THE CANADIAN PRESS
I just wanted to share this article about today's swearing in of Canada's new prime minister and his cabinet. Even though I didn't vote Liberal (Canada's moderate middle-of-the-road party), I am feeling happy and even hopeful. Justin Trudeau's cabinet has gender parity, racial diversity, people with disabilities and most importantly, lots of intelligence. We have an aboriginal woman as Attorney-General! We have an astronaut as minister of Transportation! The name of the Environment Ministry has been changed to Environment and Climate Change! A 30-year-old woman who came to Canada as a refugee from Afghanistan is the minister of Democratic Institutions! Once again, here's the link.

Such a refreshing change from the previous government's string of over-fed white guys in shirts that appeared too tight.

Elizabeth May
Sheila Malcolmson

am also very happy about the election of Sheila Malcolmson
as my local MP and the re-election of Elizabeth May as MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands. Wonderful representation for the BC coast.


  1. Anonymous6:27 PM

    hi heather. i pop in here from time to time via judy martins blog , today i am celebrating with you, the official start to the "sunny side " of life after a decade of well. the opposite. i have a lot of hope and optimism thats a great yoga photo ! . linda m from the west kootenays

  2. lets' hope the balance is tipping us all to look after our beautiful planet

  3. Anonymous6:19 PM

    For the first time in many a moon I have great optimism for the future of Canada and it's not just because Justin is a cool guy. He harnessed the overwhelming desire for change in Canada. He's got a mandate to break the old government mold. He's got support for radical inclusiveness. You know that Spring feeling? During the long, cold winter the windows are all kept shut and the house starts to smell musty. Then that first truly warm Spring day comes and you throw open all the windows to let the fresh air in and the musty air out. It's like that. If Justin continues doing what he has been doing, this time may become known as Canada's Spring. Jean-Pierre

  4. I've got the AG in my riding! I agree with everyone's feeling of fresh optimism for Canada. It's about time, eh?

  5. Anonymous9:00 AM

    Jean-Pierre's words say it beautifully. Hopefully Canada and ALL Canadians will move forward believing that "better is always possible".


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