Can Canada have a real foreign policy or just more diaspora politics?

Konrad Yakabuski, writing in the Globe and Mail over two weeks ago, said "Canadians have grown accustomed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s moments of inattention, when the words that come out of his mouth don’t quite match the occasion ... [even so] ... During Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Ottawa visit last month, however, Mr. Trudeau … Continue reading Can Canada have a real foreign policy or just more diaspora politics?

In a nutshell

Professor Elinor Sloan of Carleton University, whose work I have cited a few times in this blog, writes in the Globe and Mail, that the current tempest-in-a-teapot over industrial trade benefits (ITB) rules which may (or may not) make the F-35 unavailable to Canada, matter "because of the growing competition between the major powers. Russian … Continue reading In a nutshell

Where are we? (4)

I've been worrying, for a couple of years now, about Russia's military buildup in the Arctic and Canada's lack of a meaningful, military, Arctic presence. As I mentioned, over two years ago, "This is not about NORAD or NATO, nor about peacekeeping or burden sharing, it is about the Defence of Canada and the territory, … Continue reading Where are we? (4)

A brief history of Trudeau-Liberal sleaze

I know I'm beating this Team Trudeau/SNC-Lavalin/Jody Wilson-Raybould scandal to death, but, even after the shocking resignation of Jane Philpott, it needs to be seen in a broader context, and Erin O'Toole, the Conservative shadow foreign minister, has provided, on social media, a brief but comprehensive history of the Trudeau regime's ongoing interference with the … Continue reading A brief history of Trudeau-Liberal sleaze

Canada in space

Several weeks ago I wrote a little article supporting the idea that Canada should have a space strategy. About a week ago Peter Rakobowchuk of the Canadian Press published a piece on the CBC News website reporting that some Canadians are advocating for a Canadian Space Force ... some, but not all, While there are some … Continue reading Canada in space

For the climate change deniers

OK, folks, especially you my Neandercon friends, you know who you are, this is from Fox News, so it cannot be "fake news," right? This, specifically, is a NASA video showing what's been happening to the Arctic ice cap over the past several years. Starting at about 1'15" the video show the months and years from May … Continue reading For the climate change deniers

Stupidity of the worst sort

David Pugliese, writing in his blog Defence Watch, says that "New submarines won’t be part of the future mix for the Royal Canadian Navy, at least in the foreseeable future." "Several years ago," he writes, "there were some suggestions that a possible replacement for the Victoria-class submarines might be in the works. In 2017 a … Continue reading Stupidity of the worst sort