Nothing sticks

Please watch/listen to this discussion between Brian Lilley and Warren Kinsella of Sun News discussing the emerging vaccine scandal. I’ll write, later, about whether or not Mr Kinsella is right; for now, please focus on 2’05” to 2’35” ~ just 30 seconds ~ when Brian Lilley makes the point that “nothing sticks to this guy,”Continue reading “Nothing sticks”

This …

… from Brian Gable in the Globe and Mail, describes both brilliantly and succinctly what I fear is the effect of the lockdowns in Canada. I believe, as do many, many top-flight economists and government agencies, that small businesses are both the engine and backbone of a successful economy. Some small businesses grow into mediumContinue reading “This …”

Cold War 2.0 (Biden)

Like it or not we have Cold War 2.0 and few things will matter more in the fist half of the 2020s than how President-elect Joe Biden manages the US-led West’s relationship with (against) China. The Economist, in its recent “lead” article says that “The achievement of the Trump administration was to recognise the authoritarian threatContinue reading “Cold War 2.0 (Biden)”

Getting ‘er done

There is a lot of chatter on social media about the eventual Canadian delivery schedule for a vaccine against the COVID-19 virus. Many people say that Prime Minister Trudeau and Health Minister Hajdu have “screwed the pooch,” as they say, and that Canadians will be behind e.g. Indonesians and Mexicans in the global lineup forContinue reading “Getting ‘er done”

For all my American friends …

… Happy Thanksgiving! Congratulations, too, on what seems to have been a record turnout for a free and fair election. I know that some of the results will have pleased some of you and disappointed others, but the wonderful thing about our Western liberal democracy is that we can all start, just as soon asContinue reading “For all my American friends …”

Do Something (2)

A few weeks ago I was horrified to read about the 25 year long water problems that continue to plague the Neskantaga First Nation in North-Western Ontario ~ yes you read that right: it’s been 25 years since these Canadians have had clean, potable water! I begged the government to Do Something! and I offeredContinue reading “Do Something (2)”

We’re not “entitled” to our sovereignty

“Because the incoming Biden administration places a high priority on fighting global warming,” John Ibbitson writes in the Globe and Mail, “Canada may be asked to spend billions of dollars modernizing NORAD.” All I can says, is a) it’s about bloody time, IF it happens; and b) won’t that make Justin Trudeau’s day? While itContinue reading “We’re not “entitled” to our sovereignty”

Can we have some common sense gun laws, please?

I know this post will annoy some of my friends, but … this item in the National Post caught my eye. The fact, and I assert it is an undeniable fact, is that almost all weapons, of all kinds, used in crimes, are procured illegally. Yes, it is true that a really tiny minority ofContinue reading “Can we have some common sense gun laws, please?”