Assessing the risks

Chris Hall, of CBC News, reports that “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is preparing to meet as early as this week with U.S. President Donald Trump, a visit intended to underscore the deep economic and security ties between the two countries … But it also carries substantial political risk.” Meanwhile, Susan Delacourt, writing in iPolitics, confirms that …

The Trump effect?

This article by Murray Brewster from CBC News should give every Canadian pause to wonder about the level of commitment that Team Trudeau has towards its election promises. “Much to the frustration of Canada’s allies at the United Nations,” the CBC reports, “the Trudeau government postponed the delivery of its long-anticipated peacekeeping plan last month principally because …

High risk dishonesty

There is a report on the CBC News website that suggests that the Trudeau regime, and especially Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Procurement Minister Judy Foote are, both: Taking unnecessary risks with Canada’s national security and with the lives of our fighter pilots for crass, partisan political purposes; and Being openly dishonest with Canadians. The CBC …

Public … broadcasting? information? access?

There is a report in the Toronto Sun that says that “Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch this week proposed to dismantle Canada’s state broadcaster … It is a proposal that speaks,” the Sun suggests, “to Canadian frustration with a public broadcaster that in recent years has been rocked by scandal, allegations of political bias, a …

The gentleman doth protest too much, methinks

Apologies to the bard, but I think Gerald Butts has gone overboard, assuming this article from CBC News is correct. In the linked article Katie Simpson says that “The prime minister’s top adviser is comparing questions about Maryam Monsef’s family history to the racially charged “birther” movement in the United States.” “Gerald Butts, principal secretary to Justin …

Another rookie mistake

I noted, in respect to Health Minister Jane Philpott’s limogate problem, that it probably wouldn’t be big issues like free trade or peacekeeping or the F-35 that will bring down the Trudeau regime but, rather, smaller things, mainly a lack of respect for ordinaryCanadians, as the NDP used to like to call us …  … …

A timely warning for Prime Minister Trudeau

Over time I have wondered if the Liberals were a bit “tone deaf” when it came to understanding that they are not “entitled to their entitlements,” but I could not be outraged by wasting parliament’s time nor could I join in the fake outrage over the Trudeau government’s handling of the murder of two Canadians …

Super Hornet (2)

It’s only been two days since I commented on the report that the Trudeau government is considering buying the Super Hornet jet fighter for Canada as an “interim” solution. I added a couple of comments to the original post, including: One from the Ottawa Citizen that indicated that other analysts shared my view; and Another, …

Lies, damned lies and missing data

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has released its report on Budget 2016 and CBC News’ Neil Macdonald has a few comments: “Wait, wait,” Mr Macdonald says,  “This can’t be. There must be some sort of mistake. The Parliamentary Budget Office, the tenacious group of fiscal watchdogs who tangled repeatedly with the secretive regime of Stephen …