An interesting proposal

Carlo Dade, who is the Director, and Sarah Pittman, who is a policy analyst at the Trade and Investment Centre at the Canada West Foundation make an interesting proposal in an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail. "The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership [the CPTPP] – also known as “the largest, most complex, and potentially … Continue reading An interesting proposal

It needs repeating

A few days ago, I said, regarding both energy and environmental/clime change policies, that: "The very clear and obvious better choice is to build pipelines so that all Canadians can use Canadian oil, gas and natural gas, to fuel their cars and heat their homes rather than having tankers bring Arab and Iranian oil into … Continue reading It needs repeating

I was not going to address this issue …

... even though I found Ralph Goodale's attack on Andrew Scheer for his (2005) remarks about gay marriage to be hypocritical in the extreme, given that Mr Goodale, too, voted against legalizing gay marriage at that time, and even though I cited a newer and, in my opinion, more damaging comment by Justin Trudeau, I … Continue reading I was not going to address this issue …

The plan

So, about a week ago I speculated on how British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might have a November election, even as early as 1 November, the day after the UK "crashes out" of the European Union with a "no-deal" Brexit. Almost three weeks ago I speculated on how that "no-deal" Brexit might shape Britain and … Continue reading The plan

A good diagnosis and a useful prescription

Jack Mintz,  is a highly regarded economist who is the President’s Fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and who also serves on the boards of Imperial Oil Limited and Morneau Shepell (Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau's family firm) and is the National Policy Advisor for Ernst & Young. He has written an … Continue reading A good diagnosis and a useful prescription

Doing the right thing, the right way

I really didn't' think, in the past months and even years that I would be saying this, but ... President Donald Trump is doing the right thing, i.e. being a good leader, and he's doing things right, too, being a good global, strategic manager. I did comment when US President Donald Trump announced (October 2018) … Continue reading Doing the right thing, the right way

Minds made up?

According to a report in the Toronto Sun, "There hasn’t been a major shift in voter support in the wake of an ethics commissioner report [on the prime minister's ethical failing regarding] SNC-Lavalin, but the latest numbers still don’t look good for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals." Many Canadians, it appears to me, made up their minds … Continue reading Minds made up?

The wrong message

This billboard ...  ... is provoking some controversy in Canada, not least because, while it features Maxime Bernier and his People's Party logo, that party denies putting it up. In fact, as one can see by the text at the bottom, it was put there ~ several appeared across Canada ~ by the True North … Continue reading The wrong message

This time she’s right

I continue to believe that Chrystia Freeland is a miserable failure as Canada's foreign minister, but, according to a Reuters report published in the Huffington Post, she has got one thing right. The article says that "The Canadian government remains opposed to Russia rejoining the group of leading industrialized nations formerly known as the Group of Eight, … Continue reading This time she’s right

It’s a global issue

Gerald Butts made an important point on social media just yesterday (6:23 AM · Aug 23, 2019) ... ... the environment, he is saying, is a global issue. On that point, I agree, 100%. A couple of months ago I said that "The [global warming] problem is global and the solutions need to be global, … Continue reading It’s a global issue