Québec Inc was the name given to "one of the main legacies of the Quiet Revolution ... [which] ... allowed the emergence of a French-Canadian business class that ... [it was hoped] ... would have paved the way for the economic emancipation of Quebecers and would eventually facilitate their political emancipation. Jacques Parizeau often spoke about." … Continue reading Is something happening at Québec Inc?
Caveat lector: I am not a gun owner; I do not have a firearms licence nor a certificate allowing me to purchase a firearm. But, I know a bit about rifles and pistols and even machine guns. I grew up of a farm, rifles and shotguns were always at hand. I was a soldier for … Continue reading Nonsense (3)
David Pugliese, writing in the National Post, says that "The criteria that will govern the selection of the winning bid to provide Canada’s next fleet of fighter jets will prioritize strategic attack and foreign ground-strike capabilities, according to government documents obtained by Postmedia — guidelines that are seen to favour Lockheed Martin’s controversial F-35 ... … Continue reading Promises, promises: “We will not buy the F-35” (Justin Trudeau, 2015)
Almost a week ago I said that I agreed with former ambassador to China David Mulroney's view that making Jean Chrétien a sort of "ordinary" ambassador (one with a limited, special mission ~ our permanent ambassadors are, officially, according to the Congress of Vienna (1815) ambassadeurs extraordinaire et plénipotentiaire) would be a mistake because, as … Continue reading He was right, so is she
Professor Michael Ignatieff is the former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and, currently, is president and rector of the Central European University, in Budapest, Hungary. Previously Dr Ignatieff served as a professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He testified (via video-conference) at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign … Continue reading We need adult leadership
Daniel McCarthy, the editor of Modern Age, which self describes as 'A conservative review,' has written a lengthy article for First Things, a journal which (again) self describes as 'America's most influential journal of religion and public life.' The article is (somewhat pretentiously) headlined "A New Conservative Agenda: A governing philosophy for the twenty-first century." Now, … Continue reading A provocative take on conservatism
I mentioned, just a few hours ago, that Canada needs to work at "Improving commercial, diplomatic and political relations with" many countries, including the Philippines which, today, is the second largest source (after India but ahead of China) of new Canadians.* Today is Philippines Independence Day and I wish all Filipinos, especially those who have … Continue reading Philippines