One old person’s thoughts about caring for old people

I’m not shocked at what military medics found in some long term care facilities. Saddened, but not shocked. Anecdote: I was in a conversation, a few years ago, about PTSD. One fellow said something that stuck with me. ‘It wasn’t,’ he said, ‘the fighting or the killing that got to me. My training prepared me […]

Not a penny more

So, I saw, a few days ago, in a report in the Globe and Mail, that “The print media need extra sources of federal funding, as well as a new deal with foreign internet companies, to survive the economic shock brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the publisher of The Globe and Mail has told […]

And this, too …

David Mulroney, a former very senior official who was, during a career and included many important posts, Canada’s Ambassador to China said this on social media: The “this” to which he was referring was the latest scandal to engulf the Liberals, in this case, according to the Globe and Mail, Joyce Murray, the Trudeau minister […]

This …

… is pretty much the consensus forecast for the Canadian economy after we reopen for business. While this …   … is the Trudeau-Morneau response. (Source: The National Post, 14 May 2020.) And, this … … is you and me and our children and grandchildren and even great-grandchildren because, for years, Fiance Minister Bill Morneau […]

The demise of democracy

So, Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh agreed that Parliament is optional. That’s YOUR Parliament that they decided that YOU don’t need. According to the Globe and Mail, (link above) “The Liberal government’s plan to extend the suspension of regular parliamentary sittings until September because of COVID-19 went ahead Tuesday with the support of the NDP.” […]

I don’t believe …

… that Justin Trudeau is an idiot who cannot manage to sit through a briefing. There are global leaders like that, but Mr Trudau is not amongst them. He can understand the points being made by senior officials, he can discuss, rationally, the policy options presented by his political advisors. He may not be the […]

Please (2)

Please, dear readers, understand what China is doing to Hong Kong, right now. As The Economist explains, Li Keqiang, the Chinese prime minister, told the rubber-stamp National People’s Congress that he is “establishing a “sound” legal system to ensure national security in Hong Kong, which has flourished in part because of its independent judiciary and […]

Today …

… is Memorial Day in the United States when our friends in that great republic honour their war dead … … we, Canadians, should join in expressing our eternal gratitude for the Americans who fell at our side in wars great and small. In November, when we honour our war dead, our neighbours pay tribute […]