The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. The 2nd Amendment is simple and brief: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.
I almost laughed when I read this story, except it really isn’t funny. An Algerian man is set to sue the Canadian government for the abuses he says he suffered at the hands of American security forces at Guantanamo Bay. He is now 50 years old and lives near Algiers.
The subject of bike lanes in Saskatoon is back in the news. Yesterday’s Sasknow.ca News Poll question was straightforward: “Do you want to see protected bike lanes in Saskatoon move forward and expand”?
The world keeps on changing. Soon we will see marijuana legalized and what may be next are married Catholic priests. The Pope has requested a debate over allowing married men to become priests in the Amazon region of Brazil. Earlier this year the Pope had said that the Church should consider allowing married men to become priests in specific circumstances, referring to remote communities.
We went to see Gordon Lightfoot at TCU Place in Saskatoon on Monday. I have to admit before I went I wasn’t sure how many people would show up and whether he could still sing. He’ll turn 79 in two weeks. Well, his voice certainly isn’t what it was. It’s thin and raspy compared to his heyday. But the Sid Buckwold Theatre was packed with an appreciative audience who made him feel welcome and applauded after every song.