More polls, but …

Éric Grenier, who does poll aggregations and analysis for CBC News, wrote, a few days ago, on the CBC News website, that "When this election year kicked off, Justin Trudeau's Liberals were on track for victory in the fall federal election. Now, as parliamentarians prepare to head home after this week's expected adjournment of the House … Continue reading More polls, but …

A civil abortion debate cannot happen here

There is an interesting opinion piece, by Thomas B Edsall, in The New York Times, headlined "Why the Fight Over Abortion Is Unrelenting." He gives the answer, provided by Professor Kristen Luker in 1984, right up front: "Why is the debate so bitter, so emotional?" Professor Luker asked. "Part of the answer is very simple: … Continue reading A civil abortion debate cannot happen here

The gift that keeps on giving (2)

Just when one thought that the Trudeau Liberals may have gone a week or so without being a major embarrassment to those who voted fo them, the CBC News reports that "As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to vow that the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion "will be built," his government's summer jobs program is funding a … Continue reading The gift that keeps on giving (2)

2019 (9): Rights and Freedoms

What a silly, immature, puffed up young twerp we (some of us, anyway) elected to be our prime minister. As John Ibbitson points out in an article in the Globe and Mail, “Thousands of student summer-job grants, along with a brand-new community-service program, have been rendered unavailable to organizations and people of faith, thanks to … Continue reading 2019 (9): Rights and Freedoms

2019 (1)

So, here were are in the dog days of summer ... the Calgary Stampede is over and done, the prime minister made a last minute, short, tightly controlled appearance , but Andrew Scheer seemed to have had more fun, and politicians are, mostly, home, doing some important constituency work, reconnecting with local voters and local issues … Continue reading 2019 (1)

New faces

There's an interesting column by Rick Bell in the Calgary Sun that contrasts Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer. Mr Scheer says that  "Growing up, his mom was a nurse. His dad worked for a newspaper. These jobs are far from glamorous ... [and] ... The family didn’t have a car. Scheer took the bus. … Continue reading New faces

The yellow brick road

Two columns by (moderately conservative) columnist John Ibbitson in the Globe and Mail bear consideration: First, he says, a column headlined "In Andrew Scheer, Conservatives elect Stephen Harper 2.0 – with a smile" that Conservative ~ in surprisingly large numbers ~ made the smart and safe choice. "Conservative voters," he says, "concluded, by the narrowest … Continue reading The yellow brick road