Is it time to get rid of the CBC? Should we?

OK, the source of this cringe-worthy video clip, Rebel Media, may be suspect to many ~ I do not follow them ~ but it does bring up a question: is this what we expect for the $1 Billion plus we pay for the CBC?. The complete interview, which I watched. looks, as someone else said, moreContinue reading “Is it time to get rid of the CBC? Should we?”

It’s time to repeat a warning

So, amidst the bit of fuss, earlier this month, about British Columbians’ pretty firm rejection of the Green/NDP notion of electoral reforms ~ which, to be fair, got a helluva lot further than Justin Trudeau managed to push his promise ~ the BC Auditor General has issued a warning about the growing costs of healthContinue reading “It’s time to repeat a warning”

Some more China worries

The term “a G Zero world” was coined, a few years ago, by Ian Bremmer, CEO of the Eurasia Group in a book entitled: “Every Nation for Itself: What Happens When No One Leads the World.” He then created a web site called G Zero Media, which is, I think, generally, pro-globalization and anti-Donald Trump.Continue reading “Some more China worries”

More on supply ships

It’s no secret, I hope, that I remain in favour of Project Resolve, the deal which delivered the MV Asterix to the Canadian Navy on time and on budget, and I have said before that I believe that our Navy needs four of these large supply/support ships, including a second ship, a sister to Asterix,Continue reading “More on supply ships”

Getting real about China

It is certainly no secret that I, a bit like Justin Trudeau, admire what the Chinese have done over the past the past 50 years, since Deng Xiaping displaced Hau Guofeng and purged Jiang Qing (Mao’s widow) and the ‘gang of four.’ I also admire many of the things that Zhou Enlai accomplished in theContinue reading “Getting real about China”

Kudos to Prime Minister Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a surprise visit to Canadian Armed Forces members in Mali according to a report on CBC News, which says that he was, as military custom dictates “serving and then sitting down to Christmas dinner with the troops … [and] … he told one table, some of whom wanted to takeContinue reading “Kudos to Prime Minister Trudeau”

Punching below our weight

Lawrence Martin in a journalist/commentator with whose opinions I very often disagree; he has a strong anti-conservative, and pro-Liberal bias; he has been a reliable leader of he Justin Trudeau cheering section. But that doesn’t mean that he’s blind to reality nor that he is totally uncritical. In a recent column in the Globe andContinue reading “Punching below our weight”