Short of war (1)

I have often cited former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s views on China. I, and many others, find him, and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, to be both experts on China and insightful in their analyses of the Sino-American relationship. (Parenthetically, isn’t it sad that no one it their right mind would ever sightContinue reading “Short of war (1)”

Wexit worries

There is a frightening column by Danielle Smith in the Calgary Herald which suggests that the prospect of a Wexit, about which I have commented, at least a couple of times, before, is on the rise. I remain, personally, committed to the notion that Canada, from sea-to-sea-to-sea, is better, in the 21st century, than isContinue reading “Wexit worries”

Going green

Following on from yesterday, I see that General Motors “has announced that the majority of the vehicles it produces will be electric by 2035, and the entire company will be carbon neutral by 2040 … [and] … By the end of 2025, 40% of GM’s U.S. models will be battery electric vehicles. The company plansContinue reading “Going green”

We must, first, “go honest” if we want to “go green”

A couple of days ago I recommended that the Conservative Party should, loudly and clearly, “first promise a suite of polices that address global climate change on a global basis and promise that Canada will do its fair and full share to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions … {and then, albeit quietly] … start preparingContinue reading “We must, first, “go honest” if we want to “go green””

Pipelines, anyone?

With apologies to Charles Dickens: ‘Keystone XL was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of its burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Biden signed it: and Biden’s name was good upon ’Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to.Continue reading “Pipelines, anyone?”

Long term storage

About three months ago I asked if we wanted long term care for all of our elderly or just long term long term storage for those not really closely related to us. The continual shocking news from long term care homes here in Ontario and elsewhere suggests that, years ago, I suppose, we opted forContinue reading “Long term storage”

It is time (6)

A couple of days ago I said that “I believe that five priorities in any policy area is about all that any government, even the best one, can manage,” and I guess that applies to me and my unsolicited advice to the Conservative Party, too. I have over the past few days said that itContinue reading “It is time (6)”

Good advice

While I am 100% certain that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not read it, here is some excellent advice, offered yesterday evening, on social media, by Conservative foreign affairs critic Michael Chong: He said (I have reformatted his posts for ease of reading), addressing Prime Minister Trudeau, directly: Find a way for the KXL projectContinue reading “Good advice”

Grasping at straws

Campbell Clark, writing in the Globe and Mail, is, I think, quite right when he says that “The Keystone XL pipeline project is dead. Right up to Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was saying he’d continue to make the case for it, but that was whistling past the graveyard. Now it’s a question of pickingContinue reading “Grasping at straws”

It is time (4)

I’m going to the bottom of the list I posted a few days ago to deal with “Foreign and defence policy and the compelling need ~ see What Canada needs from a couple of day ago ~ to face a dangerous world with confidence, including, especially how to deal with China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, butContinue reading “It is time (4)”