The D Report

November 1st


All Saints Day celebrates and honors all the saints that passed through the earth and started in Rome during the 7th century. The celebration also honors martyrs who received direct communication from God.

O ALMIGHTY God, who wiliest to be glorified in thy Saints, and didst raise up thy servant .to shine as a light in the world: Shine, we pray thee, in our hearts, that we also in our generation may show forth thy praises, who hast called us out of darkness into thy marvelous light; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen .

(the common of a Missionary. The Episcopal Church.)

If Music is a Place -- then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” 

Politicians Beware: The Global Millennials voting army is at the gates


Three decades of declining electoral participation, shrinking party memberships and increasing cynicism about the value of mainstream politics has led many  to herald a crisis of democracy among the young, and call in to question the future legitimacy of the democratic political system. More Millennials are now eligible to vote in Canada than baby boomers. Justin Trudeau is the oldest of the three major party leaders 46, and youth engagement in politics is on the rise. We are experiencing a youth quake right before our eyes.
Ask most people about youth political participation and they will say young people don’t vote.
But in the 2015 Canadian federal election, youth voter turnout skyrocketed by 20 percentage points and because the Liberals captured the largest share of these new voters, Millennials helped turn what looked like a fragile Liberal minority government into a stable Liberal majority government. Considering this, it was no great wonder that Prime Minister Trudeau appointed himself Minister of Youth following the election: young people were critical to his win.

Who are the Millennials?

Born between 1980 and 2000 and raised around the turn of the millennium, Millennials or members of Generation Y are different from other generations for two primary reasons: how we were raised and the role of technology in our lives. The same story is repeating itself in other democracies around the world.

Recognize that Millennials are a powerful force that is reshaping political life at all levels of government.
 * Learn and understand what we care about and what priorities are shaping our thinking. The top issues for Millennials in Canada are affordable housing, jobs, affordability of post-secondary education, and healthcare. We are insecure about our future and a growing number feel that our generation won’t be as well off as the ones that came before us.
 * Tell your story in an authentic and engaging way. To bring Millennials along, you need to have a compelling story that is emotional, connects with our priorities, and calls us to action. Remember, we don’t just do something because it’s what we should do or because it’s always been done a certain way. We need to be asked.

read more: 

The Rising Political Power of millennials
Winning or losing of the election is less important than

 strengthening the country. Indira Gandhi 

Une élection est une horreur morale,
aussi mauvaise qu’une bataille
à l’exception du sang;
un bain de boue pour chaque â me concernée.

George Bernard Shaw

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle
except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.