Time to start making those resolutions you will likely break. Hurry, don’t waste anytime and get making them so you can start breaking them.
With 2008 now slowly beginning its fade, both thankfully and not for some, in our rearview mirrors, what exactly is there to be hopeful for in 2009? What do you hope to see?
On the federal stage, we can only hope that Prime Minister Harper has decided to play nice after his near-death political experience. His government’s January budget looms large not just for governance but for our economy as well. Also, will the opposition leaders govern and do what they think is best and accept the budget if it is, in fact, good for Canadians?
Will North American automakers make the necessary changes, thanks to some bailout cash on both sides of the border, to become relevant again and find solid economic footing? Can they adjust and in some cases reverse decades of largess as the big fish in the North American auto pond they once enjoyed?
Mayor David Miller and our beloved Toronto. With hands out again and again, the sight of our once-great city surviving from cash injection to injection from other governments has become tiresome. Is there still time for inspirational leadership down at City Hall? Can any significant inroads be made concerning waterfront revitalization?
Darfur. Somalia. Iraq. Afghanistan. Israel-Palestine. North Korea. China. With a growing economic crunch hitting everyone, will so-called “civilized” nations like Canada become more vigilant and strident in helping our fellow man in those countries, or will we continue to move to more insular policy and action. Will we forget those easily forgotten and suffering atrocities we only can have nightmares about?
You. The average Canuck. The average world citizen. What do you hope 2009 will bring for you?