Not sure about the implications …

There is a report in the Edmonton Sun that “A government file has been opened to investigate Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef for possible citizenship fraud, the Sun has learned. An investigation of this type could lead to a number of outcomes, including possible citizenship revocation … [and] …  The Sun has confirmed with multipleContinue reading “Not sure about the implications …”

Good news!

  OK, some good news from Donald Franciszek Tusk, the President of the European Council: As President Tusk’s people explain: A BZ to the officials in Canada’s Trade service who negotiated this deal, many years ago, when Stephen Harper was prime minister, and who played a little “brinksmanship” in the past few days and, finally,Continue reading “Good news!”

The very foundation

The very foundation of modern, 21st century liberal democracy rests in something John Locke said back in the 17th century: We have, Locke said, three fundamental, inalienable rights: to life (and limb), to liberty and to our own private property. Anyone who has all three rights is a citizen of a liberal democracy, or, perhaps, oneContinue reading “The very foundation”

Promises, promises (2)

Well, well, well, who woulda thunk it? The F-35 is back in the news … for Canada. You remember the F-35? It’s the aircraft that, just last year, on the campaign trail, Justin Trudeau promised not to buy … instead, he said, Canada would hold an “open and transparent” competition (but one which, somehow wouldContinue reading “Promises, promises (2)”

Is Apple the answer?

There is a very interesting article, published on Linkedin, by Ram Fish, Founder and CEO at 19Labs, who may not, at first glance, seem the sort of guy who might be a national strategic thinker, in which he suggests that “the biggest threat to the U.S. is actually from within. No, it’s not Trump. AndContinue reading “Is Apple the answer?”

What the hell are they thinking?

It’s 2016, right? Just 100 years ago, this month, in 1916, a bunch of Canadians, many just 18 or 19 years old were fighting and, in their hundreds and thousands, being killed by a bunch of other people in odd ‘costumes.’ It was at a place called the Somme, and the smell of death wasContinue reading “What the hell are they thinking?”

She’s joking, right?

There is a report in iPolitics that says that Trade Minister Chrystia “Freeland insists government still undecided on TPP.” She is quoted as saying that ““The prime minister’s comments are perfectly consistent with what we said during the election campaign and with what we have been saying ever since. And that is, that we areContinue reading “She’s joking, right?”

Slicing and dicing a moral imperative

The Trudeau regime is slicing and dicing its position on the war against Da’esh/ISIL/ISIS, saying something akin to “Syria if necessary but not necessarily Syria” according to a report in iPolitics about Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s latest dissembling on troop deployments. Meanwhile, over in the Financial Times, David Gardner, who is International Affairs Editor at theContinue reading “Slicing and dicing a moral imperative”

Michelle Rempel?

A group (based in Montreal, I think) calling itself “Elect Conservatives in 2019,” has just tweeted “I want @MichelleRempel to be the next leader of the Conservative Party! Retweet If You Agree.“ Ms Rempel is young, socially progressive, telegenic, active in the House and on social media … can she be the one to unseatContinue reading “Michelle Rempel?”