The next Conservative leader should be a lot like a long dead Liberal

I said, earlier, in a post about the Conservative leadership race, that we should look to Liberal Prime Minister Louis St Laurent as a “model” for our next Conservative leader … … Uncle Louis, as he was often called, not always with great affection, was, in the words of Gordon Robertson, one of the best …

The Defence of the Realm

Canada is a vast country with important, indeed vital interests all around the globe. The Canadian Forces bear some (not all) responsibility for safeguarding our people and territory, at home and abroad and for ensuring our sovereignty over the land we claim as our own, the waters contiguous to it and the airspace over both …

Don’t hold your breath

The Globe and Mail says, in an article headlined “Canada faces tough realities to reach Paris climate change target,” that: “Ottawa’s climate-change focus now turns to reaching a detailed national climate strategy with the provinces by early March while also moving toward a North American agreement on energy and environmental issues.” Neither will happen … some …

The CPC Leadership Sweepstakes

Christina Blizzard, writing in the Toronto Sun, says: “She’s beautiful, fluently bilingual and well-educated. And she’s Justin Trudeau’s worst nightmare. Caroline Mulroney Lapham, the daughter of former prime minister Brian Mulroney, is the best choice to be the new leader of the federal Conservative party, many Tory insiders believe. Like Trudeau, she has an impeccable …

Reframing Canadian (and Conservative) politics

I don’t, normally, follow Leah McLaren in the Globe and Mail, but this column caught my attention, especially this bit: “Trump is not just a crackpot. He is forcefully and very successfully reframing the American political debate. Whatever his political future, he is winning the race to get his message out and, given the extreme …

What the PM is (and is not) doing

I do not believe that there is, as e.g. Ezra Levant suggests a “media party.” I think the Toronto Sun is far different in tone and approach than the Toronto Star and the National Post differs, substantially enough, from the Globe and Mail; I think that both The Rebel and it’s opposite number, Rabble, are part of the “media,” …