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Brian Lilley, writing in the Toronto Sun, says that "You could call it the Ford Factor ... [because] ... Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are back in the lead in vote-rich Ontario and the provincial government led by Doug Ford is part of the reason why ... [and] ... The latest numbers from the DART/MARU Voice of Canada … Continue reading More numbers

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Steven Chase and Robert Fife, writing in the Globe and Mail, say that "Ethics in government is shaping up as the biggest issue for voters in the approaching federal vote, outdistancing the economy, the environment and trade with the United States, according to a new poll conducted for The Globe and Mail ... [and] ... A … Continue reading More good news

Congratulations, Alberta

Albertans are to be congratulated for what appears to be, according to some reports, a (near) record-breaking turnout in yesterday's general election. Congratulations, also, to Rachel Notley who certainly has, as she is quoted, by the Globe and Mail, as having said in her concession speech, "fundamentally changed the politics of this province forever ... … Continue reading Congratulations, Alberta

The right kind of enemies?

Aaron Wherry, writing for CBC News, says that "Justin Trudeau would probably prefer that Rachel Notley remain premier of Alberta. He'd likely rather have ex-Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne still running things in Queen's Park ... [but, he says] ... in lieu of allies and like-minded leaders, Jason Kenney and Doug Ford could provide Justin Trudeau with something he … Continue reading The right kind of enemies?

A special place in hell

I wrote, a bit more than a week ago, about the words and deeds that are, steadily, pushing more and more Brits, including even some Remainers, towards accepting, even welcoming a "no deal" or Hard Brexit. Now I see two articles that suggest that it's just getting worse in Europe, as frustrations, on both sides, … Continue reading A special place in hell

Populism and the Canadian ‘Precariat’

I have written, perhaps too often, about my fears for the future of the liberal-democratic, capitalist, secular and rules based "new world order" that was created by the men who worked for and around US Presidents Roosevelt and Truman and British Prime Minister Churchill ... one of those men was Canada's Louis St Laurent, first … Continue reading Populism and the Canadian ‘Precariat’

Oh what a tangled web (2)

So, the Globe and Mail (and almost everyone else) reports "General Motors is shuttering its plant in Oshawa as part of a restructuring of its global operations to focus on autonomous and zero-emission vehicles ... [and] ... Two sources, who were briefed on General Motors’ plan, said the Oshawa plant will be completely closed down. Those … Continue reading Oh what a tangled web (2)