Is anyone surprised?

Is anyone really surprised at the amount of discussion that this short (45 second) video clip is generating? The National Post said, yesterday, that “The social conservative wing of the Conservative Party looks set to have at least one flag-bearer in the leadership race, as former party staffer Richard Décarie is collecting signatures and hasContinue reading “Is anyone surprised?”

Let’s get cracking

One of the most important military commitments that Canada has ~ that any country can have, actually ~ is the defence of its own homeland. Canada’s homeland is vast; we are the 2nd largest country in the world in area ~ at just under 10 million square kilometres we are second only to Russia (17+Continue reading “Let’s get cracking”

Fixing our foreign policy

Yesterday I wrote about the Alliance For Multilateralism which I believe is: Harmless, at worst; and Likely off to a shaky start because it already (see link above) includes a few (which is too many) countries which are either weak democracies or hardly democratic at all. That being said, Canada belongs in it because weContinue reading “Fixing our foreign policy”

The Alliance for Multilateralism (AKA the committee to save the world)

A bit more than a year ago I discussed a proposal for a G-9 which was dubbed ‘The Committee to Save the World Order.’ Sometime later, I discussed how such a group, I called it a G-X, might displace the G-20. Now, I see that last September, France and Germany formed just such a group:Continue reading “The Alliance for Multilateralism (AKA the committee to save the world)”

In search of moderate pragmatism ~ are the elites the answer?

I remember back in the early 1950s, when we lived on a small farm in British Columbia, in what is now a major suburb in Greater Vancouver, that we bought a TV set. It was a big deal back then. I think we got two channels: one, CBC no doubt, from Vancouver and another fromContinue reading “In search of moderate pragmatism ~ are the elites the answer?”

No pontification without investigation!

So, the United Nations has been busy accusing Canada of various high crimes and misdemeanours, as our American friends put it. They are aided in this by many disaffected Canadians who are given a loud voice by leftish media outlets. The end result is that Prime Minister Trudeau, in order to appease the likes ofContinue reading “No pontification without investigation!”

Social conservative angst

It’s no secret, I am sure, to anyone who follows my blog that I am NOT a social conservative. In fact, I have described myself as a social libertarian who wants the Conservative Party and, indeed, the Government of Canada, get past religiously-based issues like marriage, same-sex relationships, gay rights and abortion. I was notContinue reading “Social conservative angst”

Doing the right thing, the right way

I really hope that John Ivison, writing in the Calgary Herald, is correct, and former Prime Minister Stephen Harper will remain “above the fray” in the forthcoming Conservative leadership race. People who are close to Mr Harper told Mr Ivison that “the whole business model of his firm Harper & Associates is built on remainingContinue reading “Doing the right thing, the right way”

Pointless, partisan, political posturing

I saw this post on social media the other day:   It must be possible to try to understand what is going on in North Africa, the Middle East and South-West Asia without trying to blame just one person for anything. With all due respect to Cangal48 and to Representative Kevin McCarthy, it is clearContinue reading “Pointless, partisan, political posturing”