What the CPC didn’t do (3)

In an essay in the Globe and Mail, John Ibbitson dissects the recent election and, not surprisingly, concludes that the Conservative party may have been its own worst enemy. He focuses on three key issues: Climate change ~ and he quotes the estimable Lisa Raitt who said that “"It’s a litmus test ... Climate change … Continue reading What the CPC didn’t do (3)

Cleavage politics is everybody’s loss

John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, about a week ago, suggests that the "ballot question" for October 2019 is shaping up to be: Which of these two guys do I dislike or mistrust more than the other? He says that "The end of the Labour Day long weekend – when people reluctantly bid … Continue reading Cleavage politics is everybody’s loss

A warning and a challenge

Liberal heavy-weight Scott Reid, in an article in the Globe and Mail that has been widely linked to and commented upon on social media, says that, as a result of the Jane Philpott/SNC-Lavalin/Jody Wilson- Raybould affair, "Mr. Trudeau has been remade into a mere mortal, a regular old politician – as someone concerned with the … Continue reading A warning and a challenge

How to effect change

A couple of days ago I said that "Both Ms Wilson-Raybould and Dr Philpott have, for now, at least, remained in the Liberal caucus, where they I think belong ... [because, back in 2015] ... they signed on to the established Liberal programme, they campaigned as Liberals, they were, both, leaders within that great party and … Continue reading How to effect change

Two Canadas, too

Ian Bremmer, the President of the Eurasia Group posted this on social media ... ... with the headline: Two Americas. He's quite right, I think, but I also think that many of the caricatures, with only the slightest of modifications, fit Canada, too. I am reminded that just this week, for example, another Gay Pride celebration … Continue reading Two Canadas, too

Post-Liberalism: Trost, Trudeau and Trump?

First this is a bit of a circuitous post, and, second I may be marching confidently into a space where even the bravest angels fear to tread, but an article in Foreign Affairs by Dr Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institute caught my eye. It was the headline that intrigued me: "Post-Liberalism, East and West … Continue reading Post-Liberalism: Trost, Trudeau and Trump?

Double standards (2)

OK, so we all know that the Justin Trudeau regime decided that any group that did not share the Liberal Party's official position on abortion rights ~ which are not in the Charter, by the way ~ could not receive government grants for summer youth employment projects, like feeding the poor. We were not surprised, … Continue reading Double standards (2)