Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to (where?) we go … aimlessly

So, the Canadian Ministry of Liberal Propaganda tells us that four ministers went to the RCAF base in Bagotville to tell us that we are sending $450 million to the UN and up to 600 people, most, one presumes, will be military members (but some reports suggest it is 600 military plus 150 police), somewhere ~ we … Continue reading Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to (where?) we go … aimlessly

A workman worthy of his hire

Both Bloomberg and the CBC (and others) are reporting that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will resign his seat in the House of Commons today. Bloomberg says, citing an unnamed source that "Harper, 57, will launch a Calgary-based consulting firm, Harper and Associates, providing strategic advice with a focus on developing international business." Prime Minister Harper was, … Continue reading A workman worthy of his hire


About six months ago I commented on how we can manage to NOT win the next election. Canadian social media is, currently, full of hate and fear mongering from what a friend of mine has dubbed "Neandercons" ~ our, Canadian, version of some of the more extreme examples of the "paleo-conservatives" who infest at least … Continue reading Neandercons

Dealing with China

So, Justin Trudeau is off to China: I have argued, before, that a free(er) trade deal with China is in everyone's better interests, but then I also argue that free(er) trade, in general, is in everyone's better interests, so why would China be different? Well, China is different ... we, most of us, don't understand … Continue reading Dealing with China

Another rookie mistake

I noted, in respect to Health Minister Jane Philpott's limogate problem, that it probably wouldn't be big issues like free trade or peacekeeping or the F-35 that will bring down the Trudeau regime but, rather, smaller things, mainly a lack of respect for ordinaryCanadians, as the NDP used to like to call us ...  ... … Continue reading Another rookie mistake

A not quite so big tent?

I think I have been pretty consistent over the months I have been writing here in advocating, again and again, for a big tent party. Now, in an opinion piece in the Toronto Star, Prime Minister Harper's former communications director, Angelo Persichilli, argues that: Prime Minister "Stephen Harper ... succeeded only in building a “coalition” of conservative … Continue reading A not quite so big tent?


I got this, via social media, from an organization called the Economic Opportunities Institute, which self describes as being "an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit public policy center using research, education and advocacy to shape public debate and advance new policy ideas that help build an economy that works – for everyone." They say, about themselves, that … Continue reading 1975