Is it time to get rid of the CBC? Should we?

OK, the source of this cringeworthy video clip, Rebel Media, may be suspect to many ~ I do not follow them ~ but it does bring up a question: is this what we expect for the $1 Billion plus we pay for the CBC?. The complete interview, which I watched. looks, as someone else said, more … Continue reading Is it time to get rid of the CBC? Should we?

Divisions (4): Renewed populism and even separatism in Western Canada

The CBC is not famously an anti-Liberal (and especially not an anti-Trudeau) network. My, personal, impression is that most, not all, certainly, of the CBC's "on air" personalities and, in so far as I have met and talked with a couple of them, the CBC's executives are, quite proudly, representatives of the Laurentian Elites and … Continue reading Divisions (4): Renewed populism and even separatism in Western Canada

Beyond nonsense …

Is the Trudeau regime hypocritical and dishonest right to the very core? It looks that way to me. Two things caught my eye: First, CBC News reports that "Jo Hye Kyung beat the odds: She made a dangerous escape from North Korea 20 years ago and eventually made her way to Canada and a new … Continue reading Beyond nonsense …

In other news …

The CBC, somewhat breathlessly, reports that "Five months after a Radio-Canada/CBC investigation revealed that the country's major mobile networks are vulnerable to hacking and fraud, documents obtained through Access to Information show that the agency responsible for the security of the federal government's networks withheld some information from the public at the time." That agency responsible for … Continue reading In other news …

Why we need a Conservative government, soon

This report, from the highly regarded, albeit conservative, Fraser Institute, is two years old, but it points out how the tax burden on ordinary Canadian working families has changed over the past 50+ years, from 1961 ...  ... when the "bundle" of food, clothing, housing and utilities accounted for almost 60% of the average family's … Continue reading Why we need a Conservative government, soon

A reaffirmation

About 14 months ago, when I started this blog, I said: "I’m an old, retired soldier with an interest in politics. I self describe as a classical, 19th century liberal ~ which means, in 21st century Canada, that I’m a Conservative ... [and] ... I believe in four fundamental rights for each and every individual: … Continue reading A reaffirmation

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 … Continue reading Public … broadcasting? information? access?