So, The Star released an updated, high-quality version of one of the blackface videos and then tried to explain it away by ignoring the blackface and explaining that what some people had thought were bananas on were actually Tucans … … and then pulled it. No questions or comments about the blackface and the wig…… Continue reading This is journalism?
I have been arguing, since the early days of this blog, February 2016 to be exact, that health care spending is going to destroy Canada. Put simply: We cannot afford the system we have; The system we have is broken; and No one wants to discuss a rational system. Canadians love their healthcare system. About…… Continue reading 800-pound gorillas (3)
A bit more than a week ago, one of my interlocutors asked: “When are you going to get around to thanking Trump for not getting us all into another war where innocent people are going to be slaughtered while talking heads get to waste our time forcing their opinions on us and santizing mass murder.”…… Continue reading On Donald Trump
David Pugliese, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, says that “On Aug. 30, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence and Airbus Defence and Space informed the Canadian government of their decision to withdraw from Canada’s future fighter competition. Airbus had been offering Canada the Eurofighter … [and] … At the time the Canadian Press news service reported…… Continue reading The F-35 for Canada?
Rita Trichur is a senior business writer and columnist at the Globe and Mail. She has written an interesting opinion piece for the Globe and Mail about Canada, India and energy. Ms Trichur reminds us that despite all the hoopla about Prime Minister Trudeau playing ‘Mr Dressup’ in India on February 2018, there was a…… Continue reading Think globally, act locally
The Globe and Mail’s Robert Fife and Daniel Leblanc seem to be, it appears, something like the “go-to guys” for Liberals who are fed up with Justin Trudeau’s lies and unethical behaviours. This time they recount the sad story of “Montreal-area MP Eva Nassif [who] says she was denied the Liberal nomination in her riding…… Continue reading The imposter
Most experts in the world agree that strong socio-political, administrative, legal and regulatory institutions are what underpin social harmony and prosperity in successful societies. I have suggested, more than once, that China is making a strategic blunder by undermining the (limited) progress it has made in strengthening its legal and administrative institutions as it tries…… Continue reading Institutions
Back in late December of last year, I asked: “Is it time to get rid of the CBC?” My answer was, and remains, a bit complicated but, essentially, I think that what passes for news and entertainment on CBC Television and on its on-line services needs to be defunded, now, and sold off. Why? Well,…… Continue reading It is time to sell off some of the CBC
A recent article in the Globe and Mail says that “Ethics is a key pain point for Mr. Trudeau. The Nanos data suggest that only about 17 per cent of Canadians believe Mr. Trudeau would be best at leading an ethical government, trailing both Elizabeth May (23 per cent) and Andrew Scheer (20 per cent). For Mr.…… Continue reading A matter of trust