Ethical things

I said, back in early May, that I was sorry to see Liberal MP and former Canadian Army Lieutenant General Andrew Leslie retire from politics. I guessed, at the time, that "he might be leaving because he is fed up with Justin Trudeau’s bumbling and bungling and dishonesty and also by being passed over in favour of … Continue reading Ethical things

Liberalism ‘has become obsolete.’ (Vladimir Putin, June 2019)

A team of Financial Times editors and reporters, Lionel Barber and Henry Foy in Moscow and Alex Barker in Osaka ... ... talked with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week. He is reported to have said that "“the liberal idea” had “outlived its purpose” as the public turned against immigration, open borders and multiculturalism ...[and] ... Mr Putin’s evisceration of liberalism — the dominant … Continue reading Liberalism ‘has become obsolete.’ (Vladimir Putin, June 2019)

Monumentally stupid

Originally, when I first saw this story, a week or so ago, I wasn't going to comment ... I didn't want to rub salt in the wounds which I know some personal friends still feel. But then the media picked it up: both Murray Brewster, writing for CBC News, and Vassy Kapelos on CBC's Power … Continue reading Monumentally stupid

I hope …

Warren Kinsella used to run Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's campaign "war room" back in the 1990s and early 2000s. He was not, I think, one of the Manley Liberals, but his Liberal roots are strong and deep and he is extraordinarily critical of Justin Trudeau, as is former Liberal Pary of Canada president (1998-2003) Stephen Ledrew. … Continue reading I hope …

Too bad, the Liberals are losing a good MP

CBC News reports that yet another "high-profile Liberal MP won't be running in this fall's federal election ... [because] ... Andrew Leslie, a retired lieutenant-general who was elected in 2015, is stepping away from politics after one term as an MP ... [and] ... Leslie served as chief government whip when the Liberals took office and was … Continue reading Too bad, the Liberals are losing a good MP

Power Projection

I have argued, in the past, that the strategic role of power projection is one at which navies excel and, some would argue, it is one that only a navy can do well. Navies can prowl the oceans and remain 'on station' near a potential troublespot or a strategic 'choke point' for protracted periods, and … Continue reading Power Projection