Five Prime Ministers, Five Years Haiku

Old? Popular? Great! But maybe have an heir in Mind when you drop dead. One of the benefits of the Westminster system of government is that it can survive five heads of government in five years more or less intact. The downside is that it makes such scenarios much more possible. Such was the case … Continue reading Five Prime Ministers, Five Years Haiku

British North America Haiku

Oh, hey, USA. Freedom sounds really great, but... It's not us, it's you. You might recall that thirteen British North American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain in 1776. If you can count, you'll know that the number of colonies they held on the continent was a little more than that. Why didn't they … Continue reading British North America Haiku

Nellie McClung Haiku

Sad your stupid words Were twisted, thrown back at you? Cry more, punk premier. Today on Ehler's Choice Week, Nellie McClung! Canadian suffragette and another pick from my sainted mother. Women of other countries attained the vote through hardship, long and bitter campaigns, and the occasional threats of violence. Women of Canada caught their foot … Continue reading Nellie McClung Haiku