Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada

Just received this from a colleague…

D ear Prime Minister,

Please find below our suggestion for fixing the CANADIAN economy.

Instead of giving billions of dollars to banks that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the Patriotic Retirement

There are about 10
million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $2 million each severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire.

Ten million job openings - unemployment fixed

2) They MUST buy a new Canadian made car

Ten million cars ordered - Car Industry fixed

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage

Housing Crisis fixed

4) They MUST send their kids to school/college/university

Crime rate fixed

5) They MUST buy $100 WORTH of alcohol/tobacco a week

And there’s your money back in duty/tax etc

It can’t get any easier than that!


Let’s put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home. This way the pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.

They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and they’d receive money instead of paying it out.

They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance.

Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.

A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell…

They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.

They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counselling, pool and education.

Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ’s and legal aid would be free, on request.

Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.

Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls.

There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.

The criminals would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised. Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week. Live in a tiny room and pay $400.00 per week and have no hope
of ever getting out.


Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Goondiwindi almost three years ago, right
to the paddock where she slept in the feedlot at Bony Mountain?

And, they even tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 125,000 illegal immigrants wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a

If you don’t want to forward this for fear of offending someone – YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM! It is time for us grumpy old folk of CANADA to speak up!

Somebody’s grouchy.
For the past month I’ve kept the radio mostly OFF and been reacquainting with my old heavy-metal music CD’s.
I voted already, though not much point in doing so. I live in southern Alberta. The only question in my riding is whether the C candidate gets over 90% of the vote (like that last turnip-brain did).

I haven’t voted yet, but I will… haven’t missed an election in 50 years… I actually visit and talk to the candidates and never vote strategically… mostly my guys don’t get in…

My dad always voted PC and my mom Liberal… all the time. My dad used to say that you could elect a fence post on a PC ticket… and, it would likely be smarter than the Liberal. My ex-classmate and one of my few friends sent the note… I thought it was kinda cute and thought I’d pass it on.

I haven’t listened to a radio in months, possibly years… just filled out a survey from Numeris on radio listening patterns. When they phoned to see if they could send me the survey, I explained that I did not listen to radio.