Grasping at straws

Campbell Clark, writing in the Globe and Mail, is, I think, quite right when he says that “The Keystone XL pipeline project is dead. Right up to Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was saying he’d continue to make the case for it, but that was whistling past the graveyard. Now it’s a question of picking …

Is it time for a change? (2)

Just over five years ago I advised Prime Minister Trudeau on the best choice for Canada’s Governor General … … Not surprisingly, he didn’t listen. Now I see that the talented, indeed inspirational woman he did choose … … is in the news again, for all the wrong reasons. Mme Payette is, it appears from …

It is time (5)

The first thing to understand about Canadian defence policy is that: no one cares. Our allies don’t much care, they’ve all given up even hoping that we might be, once again, as we were for about 70 years, a leading middle power, doing our full and fair share to defend the West. Our potential enemies …

Congratulations …

… to President Joe Biden and to Vice President Kamala Harris on their formal inauguration: I, like, I hope, the overwhelming majority of Canadians and billions of people around the world wish you and America well. Congratulations, also, to all those ~ officials, police officers and soldiers ~ who ensued that the “peaceful handover of …

And he’s gone …

Four years ago, today, commenting, in part on the inauguration of Donald J Trump, I said that this … … pretty much reflected the reality in our world. Well, some things change. It’s too soon to sing “Ding dong, the witch is dead,” but, at least, Donald J Trump has left the White House: Sadly, …

It is time (4)

I’m going to the bottom of the list I posted a few days ago to deal with “Foreign and defence policy and the compelling need ~ see What Canada needs from a couple of day ago ~ to face a dangerous world with confidence, including, especially how to deal with China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, but …

Derek Sloan

I said, about six moths ago, that “First, let me say that I respect Derek Sloan and while I neither share nor accept his views on too many issues I know that he speaks for a large constituency of good, honest decent people. But I could not give him even a fourth-place vote because that would indicate …

It’s time (3)

A couple of days ago I said, “I want the Conservative Party to tell us how they plan to take Canada forward, to make Canada bigger and better.” We’re already a big country, geographically, the 2nd largest landmass in the world and we have the world’s longest coastline with seaports on three oceans and deep …

It is time (2)

Yesterday, I said that despite his many and manifest failures as a leader and as a person, Canadians remain likely to vote for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party because: They are, broadly and generally, satisfied with the way he has tried to help Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic ~ mainly by by spending lots …

What’s worse?

I can understand that a few of you are going to say 1 because, either: You think it displays poor political judgment for any Canadian politician to put on a hat that says ‘Make America Great Again;’ orYou think that anything any Conservative ever does is wrong while anything that Justin Trudeau might have done …