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 … Continue reading A timely warning

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 … Continue reading The cracks are beginning to show

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 … Continue reading Baloney!

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 … Continue reading Did I speak too soon?

Unfit

Andrew Coyne, writing in the Globe and Mail, asks, just a bit tongue-in-cheek, "In fairness, who knew it was wrong to award a nearly billion-dollar no-bid public contract to the organization that hired your mom?" Really, he says, "This is the kind of finicky, fine-print obligation – like “do not accept personal gifts from people … Continue reading Unfit

I don’t often disagree …

... with Norman Spector, he is a man of HUGE accomplishments, an author, diplomat and very senior public servant, who always takes a reasoned approach to situations. But this time, I must. Mr Spector said ... ... and I think he's wrong. I think Canadians should be quietly applauding today because Canada "dodged a bullet," … Continue reading I don’t often disagree …

Three Ps

John Kirk, who is a professor of Latin American studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and Stephen Kimber, a professor of journalism at the University of King's College, which is one of Canada's oldest universities (founded in 1789), have written a fairly tame critique of Canada's foreign policy for the CBC's Opinion section. They look … Continue reading Three Ps

And this, too …

David Mulroney, a former very senior official who was, during a career and included many important posts, Canada's Ambassador to China said this on social media: The "this" to which he was referring was the latest scandal to engulf the Liberals, in this case, according to the Globe and Mail, Joyce Murray, the Trudeau minister … Continue reading And this, too …

China is a bully

"China is a bully," says Scottish journalist Stephen Daisley, writing in The Spectator, and "the sooner the West understands that, the sooner we can begin to push back." I think that much, even most of the West does understand that. The evidence has been mounting for years, starting with China's push into the contested waters … Continue reading China is a bully