Sam Cooper, an investigative journalist with Global News, reports that BC Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido (Steveston-Richmond East) (pictured, at the right ⇒ ) is in court asking "to remove himself from a B.C. Supreme Court case featuring allegations that his former law firm was involved in an “illegal international money-laundering scheme” ... [the report explains … Continue reading Enough is enough!
John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, about a week ago, suggests that the "ballot question" for October 2019 is shaping up to be: Which of these two guys do I dislike or mistrust more than the other? He says that "The end of the Labour Day long weekend – when people reluctantly bid … Continue reading Cleavage politics is everybody’s loss
Chris Hall, writing for CBC News, says that "The Federal Court of Appeal gave its approval this week to a handful of Indigenous communities along the route that argued the government had failed — again — to properly consult them ... [and] ... While that decision might not come as a huge surprise to anyone who … Continue reading Playing politics with pipelines
Maybe this post should be called Nonsense (3), but the report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was well-intentioned but marred by one major bit of nonsense and the Globe and Mail's suggestions to ban all handguns in Canada was equally nonsensical because it was based on a deeply flawed premise: that criminals … Continue reading Oh, Canada!
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
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?
About a month ago the Angus Reid Institute published the results of a fairly small poll (n=871) which was taken after the Globe and Mail broke the SNC-Lavain/Jody Wilson-Raybould story but before her bombshell testimony to the House of Commons Justice Committee. Although the overall results ... ... were encouraging for the CPC, it was … Continue reading Good news