Kudos to the Ministry of Natural Resources

I see, in an article by Colin Perkel of The Canadian Press that Paul Lefebvre, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of natural resources, told an international conference that “Canadians will have to wait a little while longer to see the federal government’s plan for the development of small nuclear reactors, seen by proponents as […]

Biden’s world in 2021

Following on from yesterday’s discussion of what a Biden foreign policy might mean for Canada, I see, in The Economist, a very useful forecast signed* by Zanny Minton Beddoes, the Editor-in-chief of that journal that looks at the forces that might shape the post-COVID-19 and post-Trump world. She says that “Some years loom large in […]

Kudos to these honourable Liberal MPs …

… the Honourable Wayne Easter, Malpeque, PEI, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Beaches – East York, ON, Ken Hardie, Fleetwood – Port Kells, BC, the Honourable John McKay, Scarborough – Guildwood, ON and Jennifer O’Connell, Pickering – Uxbridge, ON … … who voted, yesterday, for the Conservative motion which called for a better policy to deal with China […]

Biden’s new world order?

As we get ready for what I assume will be an orderly transition, in January, to a Biden administration, assuming, as I do, that all the court challenges will have failed, it is instructive to look back to the Spring of this year when President-elect Biden wrote an essay for Foreign Affairs in which he […]

Conservatives and the Canadian precariat

A coupe of years ago I wrote about “Populism and the Canadian ‘Precariat’” and I suggested, quoting others, that “social chasms defined by the concentration of wealth at the top of society and, for everyone else, by economic pessimism and stagnation; by a comfortable feeling on one end of the societal teeter-totter, and a fear on the other […]

Cultural madness

I see, in the Globe and Mail, that Justin Trudeau and Steven Guilbeault want to further regulate the broadcasting services in Canada. Their goals seem to be, in part, a cash grab ~ online streaming services, like Netflix, are offering Canadians, for a price, what they want, while the CBC offers Canadians, thanks to a […]

Hope is not a valid course of action

I said, just a few days ago, that There.Is.No.Alternative, for Canada, other than, finally, after 50 years of having our heads in the sand, getting serious about our own defences and the world’s security. There are major threats to global peace posed by e.g. Iran’s and North Korea’s fanatical strategic aims, by Russia’s continuing adventurous […]