Towards a sane environmental policy

In a recent article in Forbes magazine, Professor Roger A Pielke Jr, who is vilified by some as being a climate change denier, but who appears to be a reputable (if controversial) and well qualified researcher suggests that energy consumption is growing at a rate that makes reducing greenhouse gas emissions by any margin at all … Continue reading Towards a sane environmental policy

What the CPC didn’t do (2)

Following on from about a week ago ... Two of the Globe and Mail's Parliamentary Bureau reporters, Marieke Walsh and Daniel Leblanc say, in a recent article that "A former Conservative MP says Andrew Scheer shouldn’t stay on as leader after a second-place finish in last week’s federal election, and he’s hoping former Tory cabinet … Continue reading What the CPC didn’t do (2)

Almost four years ago (2)

Following on from a couple of days ago ... Almost four years ago I said that: The next Conservative leader should have been like a long-dead Liberal ~ I was, as regular readers will know, speaking about Louis St Laurent who, if he was alive today would not, I am certain, recognize the modern Liberal … Continue reading Almost four years ago (2)

Trump’s follies

Two former US diplomats, Professor Michael McFaul (← left) who was the United States Ambassador to Russia and, prior to that, Special Assistant to the President and senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs on the National Security Council, and William J Burns (right →) who was also Ambassador to Russia and Deputy Secretary of State and is now president of the Carnegie … Continue reading Trump’s follies

Almost four years ago

Almost four years ago I wrote, "Pretty much every day since the October election my Twitter feed has been full of 140 character rants about either or both of the “evil Canadian media” or the “stupid Canadian voters.”" There's no change in 2019, except that Twitter now allows 280 characters. Is some media biased? Yes … Continue reading Almost four years ago

Just another thought (or two)

Do you watch 'Meet the Press' or 'Face the Nation'? The former is the longest-running (70+years) programme on any TV network anywhere and it was a pioneer in many respects ~ for females in journalism (it's the first host was Martha Rountree) and, of course, it pioneered what I call "talking heads TV." In 1982 … Continue reading Just another thought (or two)

Trumpians in Canada

The Federalist is a conservative website ~ not especially pro-Trump ~ which has been described as being a bridge between the "deep" scholastic journals (like Foreign Affairs) and social media; it is said to provide serious commentary that is authored by young, media-savvy writers. Mark Hemingway, who is an editor at The Federalist, explains in … Continue reading Trumpians in Canada

A bit of a farce

David Rosenberg, who is the chief economist at Gluskin Sheff + Associates, says, in an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail, that "It is hard to believe, based on the country’s economic record of the past four years, that Canadians opted for four more years of centre-left policies. At the margin, with the NDP … Continue reading A bit of a farce

What the CPC didn’t do

Back in the summer of 2016, I said (speaking as a Conservative partisan) that: "Our task in 2019 is far less daunting than the one the Liberals faced in 2013, 14 and 15. We need to convince ‘only’ about 1,000,000 voters to switch from Liberal to Conservative. Some of them, actually many of them, have voted for us in … Continue reading What the CPC didn’t do

Is Carrie Lam on her way out?

The Financial Times is reporting that "The Chinese government is drawing up a plan to replace Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s leader, with an “interim” chief executive following violent protests against her administration, according to people briefed on the deliberations ... [and] ...   The people said that if Xi Jinping, China’s president, decided to go ahead, … Continue reading Is Carrie Lam on her way out?