Is our Parliament without value?

Andrew Coyne, writing in the Globe and Mail, a few days ago, made a point that bears repeating: “The Liberal government,” his column is headlined, “is making a mockery of Canada’s parliamentary democracy.” That’s right: Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, making parliamentary democracy in Canada “seem stupid or without value.” And […]

Ballistic Missile Defence NOW!

So, I came upon this backgrounder (updated in December 2019) on North Korea’s military capabilities by Eleanor Albert published by the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations. One key takeaway is that North Korea continues to develop its intercontinental nuclear tipped ballistic missile force. Its missiles can now reach anywhere in North America: Anyone, which, I […]

A really important guy …

Our news is full of Justin Trudeau, Erin O’Toole, Chrystia Freeland, Jagmeet Singh and, now, Annamie Paul and so on … … and they matter, and what they say and do matters, too, whether it is Ms Freeland refusing to give Parliament her estimate of this year’s deficit, Mr Singh being reminded that a few […]

About as bad as expected

A proper Throne Speech, written by a responsible government would have said something like “Faced with the COVID-19 global pandemic, my government pulled out all the stops as it tried to mitigate the impact that this once-in-a-lifetime event has on Canadian families. We have borrowed billions and billons and tens of billions of dollars ~ […]

End the madness

In an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail, Konrad Yakabuski said, writing about the rumours being floated by Team Trudeau, regarding today’s* Throne Speech, that “The suggestion that Canada can simply substitute what has been its main source of wealth-creation – oil – with an equally lucrative carbon-free one, is sheer fantasy. An energy […]

A timely warning

The generally non-partisan Macdonald-Laurier Institute has published a new report, authored by retired CBC journalist Terry Milewski, who has tracked pro-Khalistan/Sikh separatist groups for decades, which says that Pakistan is the driving force behind the Khalistan (Sikh) separatist movement which seems to have many (too man) supporters in Canada. Mr Milewski notes that considerable pressure […]

The cracks are beginning to show

John Ivison, writing in the National Post, says that all indications are that the “Liberal Party … [will be] .. shifting leftward at speed in this month’s throne speech.” He quotes one senior bureaucrat as describing “the expensive schedule of social programs coming down as a “structural change in the way government in this country […]

Baloney!

John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, says that “Mr. Morneau said he was stepping down, both as finance minister and as an MP, because he had never intended to serve more than two terms, and because he was putting his name forward to be secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development […]

Did I speak too soon?

Just yesterday I gave a “thumbs up” to Canada’s diplomats, who are led by Canada’s Foreign Minister, The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, and, indirectly, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But then I saw a report by Steven Chase in the Globe and Mail in which he tells us that “Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne said Ottawa […]