I have been saying, for well over a year now, that Andrew Scheer can win in 2019 if he leads and works with a good team. Nearly three weeks ago, writing in the Toronto Sun, Liberal strategist Jim Warren ~ making year end predictions as many in the commentariat are wont to do ~ warned … Continue reading Teamwork
I see in the news that HMCS Toronto, a Halifax class frigate, is "will leave Saturday morning to join Op REASSURANCE in the Mediterranean Sea. The operation is part of Canada’s support to NATO assurance measures in Europe." Toronto had a few technical issues last year: she lost power at sea and then had a … Continue reading Fair winds and a following sea …
... the Eurofighter Typhoon is "in" the competition to replace Canada's aging CF-18 jet fighters. A report in FlightGlobal, from about a week ago, says that "Eurofighter, a joint venture among Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo, was assumed to be one of the bidders in the competition to replace the RCAF’s fighter fleet with 88 … Continue reading It’s official …
Dan Leger, a Halifax based independent journalist who writes periodic columns for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, has warnings for both Andrew Scheer and Justin Trudeau in a recent column in that newspaper. Despite the fact that, as he says, "the Liberals would love to carry on talking about their “progressive agenda” ... [he opines, and … Continue reading Uphill for everyone in 2019?
Almost three years ago, not long after the 2015 election, I wrote to explain how the Conservatives might manage to NOT win the 2019 election ... I explained that while I believe in free speech, and that means I must support the right of people to say the sorts of things that make me very … Continue reading How to NOT win the next election (2)
David Pugliese, writing in the National Post, exposes yet more potential wrongdoing or bad judgement or, perhaps, just simple incompetence in National Defence Headquarters. He accuses General Jonathan Vance, the Chief of the Defence Staff and Navy Commodore Geneviève Bernatchez, the Judge Advocate General, of going along with an attempt to deny Vice Admiral Mark … Continue reading Tangled webs, tarnished brass, etc
A few days ago I commented on the potential to revive the 'big honkin' ship' proposed a decade plus in the past by a former Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen (ret'd) Rick Hillier. I said that while I thought the military case for such as ship might be fairly easy to make, the same … Continue reading Things I don’t know about a big ship