Federal Department of Well Being

It is not very often that I am brought up short by what goes on in governmental bureaucracies. I am all for making a friendlier and more inclusive work environment, but some of these suggestions defy common sense. You really should listen to the link that Notestoponder provides.


The other night I opened my post on Scientology with a paragraph about ” sensible Canada.” Standing behind my opinion and reasons for this assertion isn’t difficult; my dilemma stems from use of the word “sensible” – I would like to change that to “reasonable” – the examples I gave where reasonable in my mind. There is nothing “sensible” about a nation with a Department of Well Being. Forget the fact it sounds like Communist propaganda; in many ways that would be easier to swallow than the mission to make Canadian federal workplaces “”inclusive to all, offensive to none”.

Susan Bonhart heads the Dept. of Well Being, her goal to include all while offending none, might just have blown my mind. Don’t get me wrong; inclusion is good, offensive is bad, yet much like the distinction between opinion and rant, where do you draw the line? At what point does…

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  1. It warms my heart that you took time to listen to the audio clip 🙂 Thanks for the reblog. At first I thought the interview was a comedy sketch. When I got home from work, research left me flabbergasted.

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