It’s a global issue

Gerald Butts made an important point on social media just yesterday (6:23 AM · Aug 23, 2019) ... ... the environment, he is saying, is a global issue. On that point, I agree, 100%. A couple of months ago I said that "The [global warming] problem is global and the solutions need to be global, … Continue reading It’s a global issue

Birds of a feather

Garnett Genuis, the Conservative MP for the Alberta riding of Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan and the deputy (to Erin O'Toole) critic for foreign affairs, is featured in a brief (supplied by him?) opinion piece for the Sherwood Park-Strathcona County News (for which he wrote a column, off and on, since he was 15) in which he suggests … Continue reading Birds of a feather

Hong Kong (9)

A friend sent me the link to this video from Fox News; please pay attention to the remarks by Brigadier General (retired) Robert Spalding of the Hudson Institute at about 1:00 to 1:30. Dr/Gen Spalding is quite right: "A little bit more than 240 years ago, those kids would have been our founding fathers, actually … Continue reading Hong Kong (9)

What Canada needs

Just the other day I suggested that everyone, including Canada, will have to adapt to whatever happens in the United Kingdom over the next 100(-) days. John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, picks up on that and puts some flesh on the bare bones of my concerns. "On Oct. 21, voters will choose … Continue reading What Canada needs

True, this

Take two minutes, please and watch this video from Oil Sand Action: They speak for me, and unlike Prime Minister Justin Trudeau they do not speak out of both sides of their mouths, promising one thing in Edmonton and the opposite in Québec. This should be two minutes well spent ~ many people report feeling … Continue reading True, this

European Union: Changes at the top; China could be sideswiped

The Financial Times reports that "European leaders have agreed a deal to fill the EU’s most important jobs, backing Christine Lagarde to lead the European Central Bank and Ursula von der Leyen to be president of the European Commission ... On the third day of a gruelling summit in Brussels, EU leaders gave near-unanimous support … Continue reading European Union: Changes at the top; China could be sideswiped