Going green rather than going broke

Author and educator Dan Gardner says, in the Globe and Mail, that "One in three Canadians thinks nuclear power emits as much carbon dioxide as burning oil. Almost three in 10 think it emits more ... [and, he says] ... There are several reasons to marvel at these facts, which were uncovered by Abacus Data earlier this year. … Continue reading Going green rather than going broke

The only logical conclusion

Bill C-48 is described, by the Senate of Canada as: Why is the North coast of BC more important than, say, Quebec or Atlantic Canada? Ron Wallace, a fellow at the independent, non-partisan Canadian Global Affairs Institute asked that question in an opinion piece in the Calgary Herald late last year. He cited data from Clear … Continue reading The only logical conclusion

The Constitution

There is, from about two weeks ago, a very interesting article, in the Globe and Mail, by Professor Richard Albert who is the William Stamps Farish Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, a former law clerk for chief justice Beverley McLachlin, and the author of Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions. Professor … Continue reading The Constitution

Congratulations, Alberta

Albertans are to be congratulated for what appears to be, according to some reports, a (near) record-breaking turnout in yesterday's general election. Congratulations, also, to Rachel Notley who certainly has, as she is quoted, by the Globe and Mail, as having said in her concession speech, "fundamentally changed the politics of this province forever ... … Continue reading Congratulations, Alberta

The right kind of enemies?

Aaron Wherry, writing for CBC News, says that "Justin Trudeau would probably prefer that Rachel Notley remain premier of Alberta. He'd likely rather have ex-Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne still running things in Queen's Park ... [but, he says] ... in lieu of allies and like-minded leaders, Jason Kenney and Doug Ford could provide Justin Trudeau with something he … Continue reading The right kind of enemies?

One picture says it all

We are, right now, experiencing a real political crisis in Canada because the prime minister and his inner circle got all exited about the criminal case being made against one (admittedly large and important) Québec company, the CEO of which denies the prime minister's claim that 9,000 good jobs in Québec were ever at risk … Continue reading One picture says it all

Checkmate?

Michael Sona, a former Conservative political 'operator' who was convicted in the 2011 Robocalls affair, suggests, on social media, that Jody Wilson-Raybould is vulnerable in her testimony, later today: Does it really matter if Ms Wilson-Raybould was the source of the information that Steven Chase, Robert Fife and Sean Fine used when they broke the … Continue reading Checkmate?