The Globe and Mail reports that "A Liberal-dominated Parliamentary committee has quashed an effort by opposition parties to further probe the SNC-Lavalin affair ... [and] ... The House of Commons Ethics Committee, on which the governing Liberals hold the most seats, voted down a proposal to hear from federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion and up … Continue reading Of course
There is an important opinion piece in the Globe and Mail by Tom Grimmer, a Canadian consultant and commentator who is based in Hong Kong, that I think is a "must-read" for everyone who wants to understand what's going on in Hong Kong. He analyzes the nature of the people who are out in the streets … Continue reading Wither Hong Kong?
No, no, not in Canada, but the Financial Times suggests that the United Kingdom* might go to the polls in early November. The report says that "Boris Johnson would hold a general election in the “days after” the UK has left the EU on October 31 if he is forced to go to the polls … Continue reading A November election?
I hope that in late October the brand-newly minted Conservative Minister of National Defence will, on the very first day that she or he takes office, meet with General Jonathan Vance, the Chief of the Defence Staff. The meeting may take place in the minister's hotel suite because the new minister will not, yet, have … Continue reading I hope …
I see, on the CBC News website, that the UK has revoked the citizenship of Jack Letts, known as Jihadi Jack, a young man whose claim to Canadian citizenship is based on the fact that his father, who has lived in the UK for years, is a Canadian national. It not clear that Jack Letts has … Continue reading So now he’s ours
Just as I said, about a month ago, that the Trudeau government was right to add Chantier Davie, in Quebec, to the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, so I think that the Trudeau regime is right, today, to award a sole-source contract to General Dynamics Land Systems, in London, ON, spending, according to CTV News, "$3 … Continue reading Smart move
According to a column by John Ibbitson in the Globe and Mail, Parliament's Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion said, in his report last week, that "“Nine witnesses informed our Office that they had information they believed to be relevant, but that could not be disclosed because, according to them, this information would reveal a confidence” ... … Continue reading One step too far