The energy-environment concundrum

Campbell Clark, writing in the Globe and Mail, explained, a few days ago, before Finance Minister Morneau's announcement that Canada would, effectively, nationalize the Trans Mountain Extension (TMX) project, the potential high risks and scant rewards of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's energy+environment political strategy. "Two years ago," he explained "Mr. Trudeau hammered out a “pan-Canadian” … Continue reading The energy-environment concundrum

Doing the least wrong thing for all the wrong reasons

So, it appears that the the Trudeau regime is going to be forced into some sort of Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme in order to complete the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX) project. According to a report in the Globe and Mail, "The Trudeau government is buying the Trans Mountain expansion project from Kinder Morgan … Continue reading Doing the least wrong thing for all the wrong reasons

Foreign and defence policy problems

Two things caught my eye: The first is a book chapter by Professor Roland Paris of the University of Ottawa, who was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Senior Advisor on Global Affairs and Defence in 2015 and '16, entitled 'The Promise and Perils of Justin Trudeau's Foreign Policy' which will be published this year; and The … Continue reading Foreign and defence policy problems

CANZUK +

I have talked about CANZUK, a notion promulgated about two years ago by Dr Andrew Lilico in England, several times since the summer of 2016. My attention comes back to it because I see, in an article in Foreign Affairs, that some African countries are embarking on a "freedom of movement" regime because "the free movement … Continue reading CANZUK +

Liberals and bell curves

Remember, a few years ago, when we all read about "The secret plot to destroy the Liberals"? Except it wasn't all that secret; the conventional wisdom was that Stephen Harper wanted something akin to the UK or US two party system wherein a solidly left wing NDP would compete, head to head, with a solidly … Continue reading Liberals and bell curves

Refugees and the wrong Canada

Lloyd Axworthy and Paul Heinbecker, both of whom have extensive experience representing Canada in world affairs, both of who are almost rabid "fans" of the United Nations, and both of who are nearly charter members of the Laurentian Elites, have penned a thoughtful article in the Globe and Mail which is headlined: "Canada should take … Continue reading Refugees and the wrong Canada