A strategy of resilience

Professor Ganesh Sitaraman (Vanderbilt University) is a moderate progressive Democrat in US terms. He has been a policy advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren ~ he is well to the right of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and, probably, very slightly to the left of Joe Biden. He has written a provocative article in Foreign Affairs … Continue reading A strategy of resilience

A timely question

Radio and TV personality Evan Solomon asks a good question in this clip from 580CFRA radio. The Kielburgers, he notes are neither newcomers nor naifs. Mark Kielburger is a Rhodes Scholar and Craig Kielburger has, he say, "been rubbing shoulders with politicians since he was 12 years old." They have, Mr Solomon says, been selling … Continue reading A timely question

Quid pro quo

A few weeks ago I speculated that Bardish Chagger was being set up to be the "fall gal" for the WE Charity scandal. I was spectacularly wrong about Bill Morneau being bomb-proof ~ the Prime Minister's Office dropped the MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs) on him as they tried to change the channel away from … Continue reading Quid pro quo

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!

A couple of things …

... caught my eye today: First, in the National Post, we learn that "A company in Quebec has been awarded $133,486,868 in sole-sourced federal orders to manufacture PPE even though it didn’t have a factory in Canada ... [it seems that] ... AMD Medicom Inc. [my hyperlink added] was given the ten-year contract and some … Continue reading A couple of things …

And then what?

So, the awful stench of corruption which surrounded the Trudeau-Kielburger scam that would have seen $900 Million ~ yes, that just a few bucks short of a Billion dollars ~ given to the Kielburgers' charity to be used without parliament's oversight was too much even for a bought-and-paid-for media and someone had the good sense … Continue reading And then what?

Tribes

So, a few years ago Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking at New York University, talked about tribes and tribalism and the perils of both. It wasn't a bad speech ... the points about belonging versus exclusivity and exclusion are still good. But the prime minister may have ignored the tribe to which he belongs ... … Continue reading Tribes

The right thing to do?

John Ibbitson, who is described as "a writer-at-large" for the Globe and Mail (I think that means senior columnist who is given carte balance on topics) and David Parkinson, who is the Good Grey Globe's economics columnist have, in an opinion piece, opened the pandora's box of a universal basic income. Bravo! And medals for … Continue reading The right thing to do?

Does anyone remember? Does anyone care?

Does anyone remember when, back in February, I commented on a story by Daniel Leblanc in the Globe and Mail, in which he exposed another instance of the Liberals putting their thumb on the scale by trying to rig judicial appointments? I said, then, that Daniel Leblanc explained "the political manoeuvrings of former Minister Jim … Continue reading Does anyone remember? Does anyone care?

What?

The Post Millennial, which is usually a fairly reliable (albeit somewhat breathless) source of hard news says, quoting Blacklock's Reporter, which I have found to be also pretty fair and accurate, that "Justin Trudeau's Department of Infrastructure, which is headed by the ever-controversial Catherine McKenna, cannot account for billions of taxpayer money." The report explains … Continue reading What?