Politically necessary

André Picard, the Globe and Mail’s award-winning health columnist, makes what I consider to be the key points about Canada’s reaction to the Wuhan coronavirus crisis in a recent opinion piece in that newspaper: First, he says, “Canada hasn’t acted promptly.” I think it is undeniable that the Trudeau regime’s response has been slow and…… Continue reading Politically necessary

Winning without Québec

Éric Grenier, who founded the poll aggregation site threehndredeight.com, and who is now a senior writer and polling analyst for the CBC, takes a look at Conservative fortunes in Québec since confederation. His analysis is, mostly, sound but he forgets one important historical point: the North-West Rebellion (1885). I believe that the French Canadian elites…… Continue reading Winning without Québec

Does Megxit beget Rexit?

Peter Donolo, who is a communications consultant based in Toronto and who was (many years ago) director of communications in the office of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, takes up, in an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail, the issue of the anachronism of the Canadian royal family that is emerging because of what some…… Continue reading Does Megxit beget Rexit?

Is this a ‘Boston Tea Party moment?’

One commentator on social media dubbed this … … the moment when Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault said that the Trudeau regime plans to license news websites as a ‘Boston Tea Pary moment.’ She was referring to the protest, in December of 1773, when angry American colonists (many dressed as Native Americans to try and hide…… Continue reading Is this a ‘Boston Tea Party moment?’

The Precariat squared

I have written, several times before about the precariat (which is sometimes defined as a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, which is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare). The main problem of the precariat is the very precariousness (hence the term) of its day-to-day and…… Continue reading The Precariat squared

The Trump Peace Plan

On the subject of the Trump Mideast Peace Plan, I agree with both The Economist which says, “as a blueprint for a two-state solution it was dead on arrival,” and with the Globe and Mail’s Mark MacKinnon who writes that “President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan … aims to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict almost…… Continue reading The Trump Peace Plan