Doing it right

This, a 2013 report from MacLean's, reprinted from L’actualité  explains how Jason Kenney, in 2012, handled an incident that was analogous to the April 2017 Khalsa Day parade that Justin Trudeau attended: "Jason Kenney scans the dense crowd of roughly 20,000 Sikh Canadians in traditional dress and multicoloured turbans here to mark Vaisakhi—the annual celebration commemorating the … Continue reading Doing it right

Decades of delusion came back to bite the PM on the behind

I've taken my time in commenting on the prime minister's trip to India. To say that I'm very disappointed is to put it mildly ... I'm disappointed and a little embarrassed to be a Canadian. But the Trudeaus playing "Mr Dressup and Family" in exotic locations on the taxpayers' dime isn't the problem. We have, … Continue reading Decades of delusion came back to bite the PM on the behind

American Exceptionalism: 1, 2, 3

A few years ago the American foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead wrote an award wining book called "Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How it Changed the World." In a review The Economist said that "The idea that the United States is a place apart, guided by some exceptional hand, is a recurring one … Continue reading American Exceptionalism: 1, 2, 3

Everyman’s Strategic Survey: EU versus NATO? Does it matter?

NATO has always been seen as something of a two edged sword by many European federalists. First, they recognize, that as NATO's first ever Secretary General, General (Ret'd) Hasting "Pug" Ismay, is reputed to have said, "The role of NATO is to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, the French up and the Germans … Continue reading Everyman’s Strategic Survey: EU versus NATO? Does it matter?

A carbon tax?

This was posted on social media by the media savvy Minister of all thing green, Catherine McKenna (or perhaps by a consultant who is paid tens of thousands of dollars a year to "manage" the Minister's social media, as was, apparently, the case for the Minister of Health). The equally media savvy Conservative front bencher Michell … Continue reading A carbon tax?