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 payments …

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 senators …

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 …

Gov’t agency says that Justin Trudeau lies

So, I see in a report by Grant Robertson, published in the Globe and Mail, that “In comments made in the House of Commons last week, the government suggested that the highly specialized system, known as the Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN), has seen no significant changes to the way it operates, despite internal …

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 …

An Election? Why?

I see, in the Globe and Mail, that Marieke Walsh and Paul Waldie report that “The Liberals are threatening opposition parties with an election if the Conservatives move ahead Tuesday with their attempt to create a special “anti-corruption” committee in the House of Commons.” Well, Erin O’Toole and the Conservatives did that very thing today, …

Two questions …

CTV News (and almost every other media outlet) says: Journalists, all journalists, need to ask one question: Why? But that will, of necessity lead to another … Why in the name of all that’s holy would Prime Minister Trudeau want to send Canadians to the polls during a global pandemic? What is so important? What …

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 return …

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 …

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 …