The link

So, I saw a report by Bill Curry, in the Globe and Mail, regarding an exchange of e-mails between high-level Liberal political staffers regarding the advice that the public service provides. He explains that “It is unusual for the internal e-mails of political staff to be released publicly, as such records are normally exempt fromContinue reading “The link”

Desperation

“It will surprise no one,” the Globe and Mail‘s John Ibbitson wrote in that newspaper, “if investigations into the attack on the Capitol Building last Wednesday conclude the Proud Boys were among the main culprits.” And it will surprise even fewer (if that’s even possible) that the Liberal Party will try to use whatever toolContinue reading “Desperation”

Getting it wrong, again

Doug Saunders, the Globe and Mail‘s international affairs columnist, says, in that newspaper, “That Justin Trudeau has picked a fight with Narendra Modi is, by itself, not an unwelcome development … [even if] … By making supportive-sounding remarks about the farmers’ protests that have exploded across some northern states of India in response to Mr.Continue reading “Getting it wrong, again”

How much is enough? (3)

Usually, when I ask “How much is enough?” I’m arguing for spending 2% of GDP on our national defence or for fiscal discipline. Over two years ago I said, “we do not, I believe, have a revenue problems in Canada, we have spending problems ~ not just one, almost everything, except perhaps making interest paymentsContinue reading “How much is enough? (3)”

The question …

… which I have been asking, on social media, for weeks … … is, finally, thanks to a Conservative Senator, out in the open: the Toronto Sun reports that “Quebec Senator Leo Housakos called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a bribe taker in the We Charity scandal, prompting a chorus of “Shame! Shame!” from other senatorsContinue reading “The question …”

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 IndianContinue reading “He can’t seem to help himself”

@dolighan gets it

Editorial cartoonist Tim Dolighan, drawing in the Toronto Sun, seems, to me, to perfectly capture Jagmeet Singh’s dilemma: The New Democrats are NOT ready for an election. Neither, in my opinion, is the Conservative Party, but it is in far, far better shape than is the fourth party in Parliament. Thus, the Tories can blusterContinue reading “@dolighan gets it”

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.” AndContinue reading “Is our Parliament without value?”

Just the beginning

Campbell Clark, writing in the Globe and Mail, says that “This wasn’t the end of snap-election dramas. It was the beginning.“ “We have,” he says “just entered the period of minority-Parliament power games that can end in an election campaign. That means the odds are that there will be a federal vote in months, ratherContinue reading “Just the beginning”

The truth will out … and it will hurt

The Globe and Mail reports that “The opposition parties are hoping to bring the WE Charity controversy back into focus with the resumption of key House of Commons committees this week … [because] … Studies on the matter were silenced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to prorogue Parliament in August and, since the returnContinue reading “The truth will out … and it will hurt”