Wither Hong Kong?

There is an important opinion piece in the Globe and Mail by Tom Grimmer, a Canadian consultant and commentator who is based in Hong Kong, that I think is a "must-read" for everyone who wants to understand what's going on in Hong Kong. He analyzes the nature of the people who are out in the streets … Continue reading Wither Hong Kong?

One step too far

According to a column by John Ibbitson in the Globe and Mail, Parliament's Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion said, in his report last week, that "“Nine witnesses informed our Office that they had information they believed to be relevant, but that could not be disclosed because, according to them, this information would reveal a confidence” ... … Continue reading One step too far

Hong Kong (9)

A friend sent me the link to this video from Fox News; please pay attention to the remarks by Brigadier General (retired) Robert Spalding of the Hudson Institute at about 1:00 to 1:30. Dr/Gen Spalding is quite right: "A little bit more than 240 years ago, those kids would have been our founding fathers, actually … Continue reading Hong Kong (9)

Now, at last, I am outraged

I have said, several times, that I was not outraged by some of Team Trudeau's many and varied mistakes and missteps. In the early going, I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. But now we are on the cusp of an election campaign ... many would say that we are deeply into … Continue reading Now, at last, I am outraged

More about Hong Kong

Richard Lloyd Parry, writing, a few weeks ago in The Weekend Australian, said that "Noone with real power has the guts to admit it, but a few years ago the rest of the world gave up caring about the evils perpetrated by the government of China. Perhaps it was the moment when the People’s Republic … Continue reading More about Hong Kong

Trump 2020

The Globe and Mail's editorial board says, in the wake of the fiasco that was Special Counsel Mueller’s recent testimony to the US Congress, that "Robert Mueller’s testimony before two Congressional committees in Washington on Wednesday was the very embodiment of why the Democrats are at risk of handing the 2020 election to President Donald … Continue reading Trump 2020

A bloody disgrace

This story, by veteran journalists Stephen Chase and Robert Fife in the Globe and Mail, is very disturbing. David Mulroney, who I have cited often in these pages, is a distinguished Canadian scholar and public servant who has served at the very highest levels in the Privy Council Office and as Canada's ambassador to China. Now, … Continue reading A bloody disgrace