Prognostications (1)

Veteran political commentator Gloria Galloway, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, says, and I agree 100%, that “The Conservatives are, understandably, bitter about losing the 2019 race. It seemed an easy stroll to victory given the blackface incident and other foibles of the Liberals and leader Justin Trudeau.” But, she adds, “though the Tories took theContinue reading “Prognostications (1)”

2019 (6): We need a new CCF (Constructive, cooperative federalism)

First: an apology: this post is a bit long and it covers a lot of ground and it is not, almost certainly, as well organized as it could be … I thought of making it two or three or even four posts, but I believe there is a (coherent, I hope) thread that runs throughContinue reading “2019 (6): We need a new CCF (Constructive, cooperative federalism)”

Trudeau on Energy East

Malcolm Mayes, drawing in the Edmonton Journal, seems to have saved me a (several?) thousand words on Trudeau versus the energy sector … … remember, please, that Justin is never wrong and never breaks promises, whenever things go awry it is always someone else’s fault.

A contrary view

It seems that most of the commentariat (the chattering classes) is aghast at President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Accords on climate change … most, but not all. The nonagenarian Nigel Lawson (Lord Lawson, now) who was the UK’s Secretary of State for Energy (1979 to 83) Chancellor of the Exchequer (1983 to 89) in Prime MinisterContinue reading “A contrary view”

A message for all Canadians

I have gone on, over and over again, about politicians, especially those in the Liberal Party of Canada, selling the sizzle and not providing any steak. Confucius, as usual, said it better: We need more “superior” men and women on Parliament Hill, in Queen’s park and other provincial legislatures, and in town and city halls,Continue reading “A message for all Canadians”

Reuniting the right in Alberta … and staying out of the dark, smoke filled back rooms

Some years ago the long governing, some would say tired Progressive Conservatives in Alberta were shattered when many members defected to the Alberta Alliance Party and the then (in 2008) unregistered Wildrose Party of Alberta. When Danielle Smith took over the new party she led them, almost, to the brink of power. But, as the late,Continue reading “Reuniting the right in Alberta … and staying out of the dark, smoke filled back rooms”

Getting it right (2)

So, according to several media reports, Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and US Defence Secretary Jame “Mad Dog” Mattis, hit it off like two old army buddies. I’m a wee bit of a fan of General (ret’d) Mattis, in fact I would be a much, much happier man if he, not Donald Trump, was PresidentContinue reading “Getting it right (2)”

Getting it right

There is a very interesting and somewhat counterintuitive article by Scott Gilmore in MacLean’s headlined: “What if Trudeau became ‘The Trump Whisperer’?” The article is not really about Justin Trudeau, at all. In fact, he is never mentioned, by name, anywhere in it, except by the headline writer, and he is only referred to, directly, inContinue reading “Getting it right”

Is that all there is?

On again, off again, single issue UKIP leader Nigel Farage says … … and one has to ask, Is that all it was? Did it all ~ Brexit, Donal Trump, the rise of populism and nativism in Europe and America ~ actually start in Canada in 2015? We had in 2015 about as close toContinue reading “Is that all there is?”