It’s only question of when

Jacinda Arden in New Zealand, Blaine Higgs in New Brunswick, John Horgan in British Columbia and Scott More in Saskatchewan … … have all turned minority governments into majorities or, in Premier Moe’s case, been reelected with another majority. How long can it be before Team Trudeau decides that it can do the same? What’s…… Continue reading It’s only question of when

Getting it exactly wrong

In my arguments that try to encourage the Conservative Party to explore the possibility of a Universal Basic Income/Guaranteed Annual Income based on Milton Friedman’s idea of a Negative Income Tax, I stress that there must be one basic principle: “people who work will always make more than people who don’t.” But, as I mentioned…… Continue reading Getting it exactly wrong

This needs public, official condemnation

There is a report in the Globe and Mail which says that the Ottawa based Come From China News account on WeChat, a popular Chinese owned message site (similar to WhatsApp), posted messages extolling China’s role in the Korean War in which over 26,000 Canadians fought and in which over 500 were killed in action,…… Continue reading This needs public, official condemnation

Real priorities

High ranking Conservative MP Michelle Rempel-Garner is getting some serious criticism for a remark that I wish she hadn’t made, but it points up a bigger problem. As generally liberal political strategist and analyst Rick Anderson says: I agree and I am as guilty as anyone of “cheap partisanship.” I still guess that we are…… Continue reading Real priorities

Really?

This is a bit of an addendum to my post just below, “I admit …” but I saw two troubling reports this morning: First: Reuters says that “Authorities are targeting crowds of at least 25,000 people per day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for Australia’s second cricket test against India, a government official said…… Continue reading Really?

And another hit

Editorial cartoonist Sue Dewar got it right (almost three months ago) drawing in the Toronto Sun: We have since learned that we taxpayers shelled out $73,220 to jet Health Minister Patty Hajdu home for weekends in Thunder Bay even as her department was telling us to avoid non-essential travel. And now she is reported to…… Continue reading And another hit

Choices

So, I read an article in the Globe and Mail that said, regarding the forthcoming (in just a week) US election, that “A lot is at stake during this election. Among the issues that are at the forefront is climate justice, increased poverty, access to health care, and an uninformed response to the pandemic.” What,…… Continue reading Choices