“Unacceptably opaque” and “a lack of discipline”

Jesse Snyder, writing a few days ago in the National Post, said that “several former senior Finance officials say … [that] … the Trudeau government has been unacceptably opaque in its handling of the national purse .. [and this] … reflects deeper disagreements in Ottawa between the public service and the Liberal government’s lofty spending …

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Some days bring news that is harder and harder to believe … like this story, in the Globe and Mail, which says that “Government documents, seen by The Globe and Mail and marked secret and for Canadian eyes only, show that officials at the highest levels of Global Affairs were alarmed that General Jonathan Vance, …

Disappointed, not surprised

I am disappointed but not surprised at the appointment of Michael Sabia as Deputy Minister of Finance. His ideas, as enunciated in an essay he wrote fo the Globe and Mail back in March, seems wholly aligned with the wooly, silk-stocking socialist views of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. I’m disappointed …

He can’t seem to help himself

So, I see, in an article from Reuters, that “India summoned Canada’s ambassador on Friday and said comments made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over protests by farmers near Delhi were an interference in its domestic affairs and would seriously hurt bilateral ties … [this latest issue started when] … Trudeau, speaking to the Indian …

Who is she trying to fool?

As is so often the case I find myself agreeing with the Globe and Mail’s John Ibbitson when he says, in a recent column in that newspaper, that “Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s fall economic statement is an act of deception – or maybe self-deception … [because] … While this Liberal government promises to invest up to $100-billion …

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 …