Costs continue to climb

David Pugliese,* writing in the Ottawa Citizen, reports that "The cost of the Canadian navy’s new surface combatant ships has further increased because of delays and changes in the size of the ship, according to a new report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer ... [this ought not to be surprising, the last PBO report was from … Continue reading Costs continue to climb

A tale of two graphs

So, Adam Vaughan, a Liberal MP from Toronto, posted this on social media: It's petty standard Liberal fare and I'll bet that more than half, more likely ⅔ or even ¾ of Canadians believe it. In response, Richard Groves, who is an accountant from Kelowna BC, posted this: The GFC to which Mr Groves refers … Continue reading A tale of two graphs

2019: Are we doomed to a mudslinging match?

Greg Weston, a former journalist and now a principal at the Earnscliffe Strategy Group, suggested, over a week ago, on CTV's Power Play, that the October election may come down to which of the CPC and LPC can sling the most mud at the other leader. The election, he says, "if one party can make … Continue reading 2019: Are we doomed to a mudslinging match?

A warning and a challenge

Liberal heavy-weight Scott Reid, in an article in the Globe and Mail that has been widely linked to and commented upon on social media, says that, as a result of the Jane Philpott/SNC-Lavalin/Jody Wilson- Raybould affair, "Mr. Trudeau has been remade into a mere mortal, a regular old politician – as someone concerned with the … Continue reading A warning and a challenge

It was coverup day

So, last night we all saw this on the CBC News: "Liberal MPs on the Commons Justice committee say their work is done and any further examination of the SNC-Lavalin affair should be left to the conflict of interest and ethics commissioner ... [that's what] ... The five Liberals on the committee wrote to chair … Continue reading It was coverup day

Punching below our weight

Lawrence Martin in a journalist/commentator with whose opinions I very often disagree; he has a strong anti-conservative, and pro-Liberal bias; he has been a reliable leader of he Justin Trudeau cheering section. But that doesn't mean that he's blind to reality nor that he is totally uncritical. In a recent column in the Globe and … Continue reading Punching below our weight

Populism and the Canadian ‘Precariat’

I have written, perhaps too often, about my fears for the future of the liberal-democratic, capitalist, secular and rules based "new world order" that was created by the men who worked for and around US Presidents Roosevelt and Truman and British Prime Minister Churchill ... one of those men was Canada's Louis St Laurent, first … Continue reading Populism and the Canadian ‘Precariat’