Tag Archives: Respect

Ms., Mrs., Mr., Sir, Mam, Madam or …

Canadians are in a tizzy over what to call their guests, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This isn’t surprising given people’s habit of calling everything that moves—GUYS.  Class and decency are harder and harder to find in our so-called … Continue reading

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Peace, joy and respect for taxpayers’ dollars

“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.” – Harlan Miller As Mr. Rodney … Continue reading

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Parents & teachers: teach maturity through respect

Will 2015 be the year parents and teachers teach our youth maturity through respect? Respect for self. Respect for parentS—mother and father. Respect for peers—a girl is not a dude or a guy. Respect for adults—gee, maybe using Ms., Mrs., Madam, … Continue reading

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Pass on respect for our public institutions

Failure to properly address The Speaker of a Legislative Assembly as Madam Speaker, or Mr. Speaker shows a lack of respect for the assembly and the office of The Speaker.  The same can be said for a Premier, a Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Respect Goes Along Way

The falling crime rates in Canada need some perspective.  Sun Media recently provided this here.  The following quotes are particularly revealing. “While most categories of violent crime were down, terrorism-related offences, violent firearms charges and sexual violations of children were … Continue reading

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Respect!

Eternal rest grant onto… Rehtaeh Parsons, 1995- 2013 Audrie Pott, 1996-2012 Amanda Todd, 1996-2012 Unknown, ? – ? …and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May their souls and all the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of … Continue reading

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Final Lesson for 2011-12 School Year: Class and Decency

A person’s title is important.  A title fosters respect.  A title never goes out of style. A child is not a baby goat. A girl or a woman is not a dude or a guy. Simple rules.  Huge impact. Imagine … Continue reading

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If You Want Respect, Give Respect.

Does Canada Post want to stop vandals from writing graffiti on Canada Post Property? Canada Post could take a step toward stopping vandals writing graffiti if their mail carriers walked on sidewalks, streets, driveways and walkways instead of lawns and … Continue reading

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Could We Please Keep the Noise Down on Sundays?

Chain saws Circular saws Dogs barking Electric or pneumatic tools Gas or air compressors Lawn mowers Leaf blowers People yelling and screaming Power tools Power washers Powered garden tools Swimming pool and spa pumps What noise have you not heard … Continue reading

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Decorum Has its Place and Never Goes Out of Style

On March 29, 2011, Finance Minister Dwight Duncan delivered the 2011 Budget for the province of Ontario.  Mr. Dwight Duncan demonstrated respect for the office of the Speaker of the Legislature by referring to him as “Mr. Speaker” throughout the presentation of the … Continue reading

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