Squaring a circle?

According to a report in the Toronto Star, Team Trudeau may have found a way to (at least) appear to square the fighter "capability gap" circle. The report quotes RCAF top dog, Lieutenant General Michael Hood as saying that "“The government has announced a policy whereby the Royal Canadian Air Force is required to simultaneously … Continue reading Squaring a circle?

Another update on “Resolve”

Here, in a film made by Davie's marketing department, is another interesting update on the progress on building the Resolve class military support ship. There is some potential good news for Davie and Canada at about 13'10". This sort of private sector initiative is, in my opinion, generally superior to top-down, cabinet and bureaucracy driven … Continue reading Another update on “Resolve”

Reaping the whirlwind?

It was a rough week-end for Prime Minister Trudeau. His ill-conceived and badly drafted eulogy for Fidel Castro, a murderous, communist tyrant, brought him almost universal condemnation and, what is much, much worse in politics, made him appear weak, immature and possessed of poor political judgement. The Huffington Post (and others) report that his recorded video … Continue reading Reaping the whirlwind?

Thin edge?

Is this report, from Global News, the thin edge of the Liberal strategic wedge to break the election system change promise? It has long been rumoured that senior Liberal strategists were and remain dismayed by Team Trudeau's electoral reform promise. They, those senior Liberal strategists, understand that the existing first-past-the-post (FPTP) system works for both the … Continue reading Thin edge?

Some good advice from America

There is a very interesting article in the Dallas News by Professor Timothy Snyder (Yale) which should be read with great care by all conservatives, and especially by Conservatives, even though it may really annoy some of both groups. Professor Snyder looks back at the 20th century and then warns Americans (and it applies here, in … Continue reading Some good advice from America

Public … broadcasting? information? access?

There is a report in the Toronto Sun that says that "Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch this week proposed to dismantle Canada’s state broadcaster ... It is a proposal that speaks," the Sun suggests, "to Canadian frustration with a public broadcaster that in recent years has been rocked by scandal, allegations of political bias, a … Continue reading Public … broadcasting? information? access?

Through a glass, darkly

A few months ago I wondered if it was only me who saw the Liberals as being a bit "tone deaf:" I noted that Prime Minister Trudeau had been out-manoeuvred by CPC leader Rona Ambrose on his response to the Fort McMurray fires, the undemocratic way the Liberals were pushing electoral reform, there was the … Continue reading Through a glass, darkly