CTV News reports that "The federal government has paid a total of $31.3 million in settlements to three men wrongfully accused of links to terrorism and tortured in a Syrian prison." I have no doubt that the three, Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad El Maati and Muayyed Nureddin, were abused and tortured in Syrian jails; I have … Continue reading We pay, again, for Liberals’ abuse of civil rights
Allan Châtenay, who is President of the seismic data company Explor, takes issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna in an open letter (an e-mail, actually) that he shared on social media. It is a bit long but it is well worth reading and considering: (sent via email 21-Oct-2017) Dear Prime … Continue reading Climate change? Of course, but …
It is 602 years since King Henry V of England, at the head of a small army (certainly less than 10,000 soldiers ~ most likely about 7,500) faced a HUGE French force (most likely 30,000 to 40,000) commander by Charles d'Albert, the Constable of France and a noted, veteran soldier in his own right, at … Continue reading Saint Crispin’s Day
In an article in the Globe and Mail, Lee Berthiaume (Canadian Press) reports that "The Trudeau Liberals may have promised to ramp up Canada's role in peacekeeping, but new UN figures show there were fewer Canadian peacekeepers in the field last month than at any point in recent memory ... [and] ... The revelation comes as … Continue reading Cornered?
Two stories in the the Globe and Mail caught my eye: The first one says that "Some New Democrats with ties to the Alberta government say [newly elected national NDP leader Jagmeet] Singh appears to have decided he can win seats in British Columbia by standing with its NDP Premier John Horgan in opposing pipeline development. Conversely, … Continue reading The petty, parochial, partisan politics of pipelines
Charles Clover, reporting from Beijing in the Financial Times, reminds us that "China’s foreign policy was long guided by a doctrine that was summed up in 1990 by Deng Xiaoping, the former paramount leader, as “hide your strength and bide your time”." No longer, he says, because "This week, China appears to have parted decisively … Continue reading Everyman’s Strategic Survey: Early Warning from Beijing
I wasn't going to comment on ongoing round of laws in Europe and Quebec that aim to ban face coverings, but, faced with what seems to be a near wall of silence from Conservatives ~ who in the 21st century are the only reasonable heirs to 19th century liberalism ~ I think I need to say … Continue reading On liberty