A warning for President Trump

... from Michael deAdder in the Toronto Star. But Janen Ganesh, writing in the Financial Times, says that "As the Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz reminds us, there is no theoretical limit to the number or severity of crimes a president can commit, as long as the Senate falls just one vote short of the supermajority. … Continue reading A warning for President Trump

Fiddling with the ship building contract

David Pugleise, a journalist who specializes in defence issues, writing in the National Post, says that "The government has once again changed how it will evaluate bids on its $60-billion warship program, prompting more concerns the new process is designed to help out a company linked to Irving Shipbuilding." "The move," he says, "is the latest … Continue reading Fiddling with the ship building contract


So two things, both related to a central issue that trouble me, greatly, caught my eye: First, an article in Foreign Affairs, by Francis Fukuyama in which he begins by reviewing a few of the problems that beset the world today and then says that "All these developments relate in some way to the economic … Continue reading Illiberalism

Borders ~ a useful proposal?

Michael Barutciski, who is a lawyer and faculty member of Glendon College (York University), as well as associate editor of Global Brief magazine, has written, in he National Post, a useful explanation of some of the ins and outs of Canada's border policies and he offers a proposal to fix one problem. "All reasonable Canadians," … Continue reading Borders ~ a useful proposal?

The suburbs, again

I have been banging on for months years about the path to a Conservative victory being through the suburbs around e.g. Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Now, John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, says that "People who live in suburban homes and go everywhere by car have been responsible for … Continue reading The suburbs, again

It’s time to say thank you, again …

... to all my readers who have visited from: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, … Continue reading It’s time to say thank you, again …