There is an interesting piece in the Globe and Mail in which Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says that he is considering a "super SIRC" (Security Intelligence Review Committee) "to solve a problem at the border agency, which has no process in place to deal with complaints about officer conduct." The article goes on to … Continue reading Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
I wondered, in the days leading up to the CPC Convention if we were going to see grassroots anger, or grassroots optimism. On balance, the media and I seem to agree, we saw mostly optimism and confidence in the future, and lots of openness, respectful and mature debate and pride in what the CPC has … Continue reading Grassroots optimism, on balance
There's a problem with the Brexit debate in the UK. First: it is unbalanced, as KAL opines in an editorial cartoon in The Economist, one side is trying to explain while the other is trying to emote ... ... there are a handful of "out" campaigners trying to make an economic case, but, mostly it … Continue reading Brexit
With thanks, again, to my friend The Regimental Rogue ... ... this is the very same "Mad Dog" Mattis that I believe would be an infinitely better President of the United Stares than either of those two crooked clowns Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, and quips like that is one of the reasons I think … Continue reading It goes without saying (4)
About six months ago I talked about the challenge that a new "great migration," mainly from the Middle East and Africa, poses for Europe, especially, but also for Canada and the rest of the world. Now, The Economist newspaper has taken up the issue and reiterates the challenge this poses to Europe, in particular. The … Continue reading The Great Migration (2)
I am a declared social moderate, in fact, I am a self described social libertarian. It is not surprising, therefore, that I am cheered by the Conservative Party of Canada's first step in separating itself from the religious right's obsession with the private lives of Canadians. But, as the linked article and others point out, some … Continue reading One small step …
Put simply by Ingram Pinn in the Financial Times ... ... yes, that's a house of cards the G7 has erected and both China and America are poised to huff and puff and blow it down.