I am hopeful …

… that Erin O’Tool’s recent shuffle of his shadow cabinet which sees Pierre Poilievre moved to be the critic for Jobs and Industry a “portfolio” which does not exist in the Trudeau cabinet signals two things: A laser-like focus on working and middle-class Canadians ~ the ones, especially, in the suburbs and smaller communities in …

Something is rotten …

… in the state of Canada. (Apologies to the bard.) I see in the Globe and Mail that “The federal government is partnering with Huawei to sponsor leading-edge computer and electrical engineering research at Canadian universities, a move critics say threatens this country’s national security and economic interests … [and] … The National Sciences and …

Let’s get innovative

This report from Bloomberg News enunciates the real challenge facing President Biden. America is no longer the world’s most innovative nation. That distinction goes to South Korea. In fact, America dropped out of the Top 10, entirely: The top ten are South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Israel, Finland, the Netherlands and Austria. America, …

Can the liberal-internationalist order be saved?

Welcome to 2021! I hope all my readers had a happy and safe New Year celebration. I have commented, since this blog began, about liberalism, itself, and, just days ago, my fears for it in Justin Trudeau’s Canada. That brings me to an article, by the renowned American political scientist Walter Russell Mead in Foreign …

Do Something (2)

A few weeks ago I was horrified to read about the 25 year long water problems that continue to plague the Neskantaga First Nation in North-Western Ontario ~ yes you read that right: it’s been 25 years since these Canadians have had clean, potable water! I begged the government to Do Something! and I offered …

America is divided, not broken

I see opinion piece after opinion piece, like a column by Andrew Coyne and this one in the Globe and Mail, that all say “America is broken.” America has been even more deeply divided before, so deeply divided that it fought a long and extraordinarily bloody civil war … … to sort itself out. Then …

Education

A couple of weeks ago John Ibbitson wrote, in the Globe and Mail, that “At the moment, Canada enjoys the unique competitive advantage of being the only major developed, English-speaking country that hasn’t gone crazy.” He was speaking about immigration policy and specifically about America’s (actually Donald Trump’s) decision to restrict immigration and Britain’s decisions …

Don’t talk, Act!

I see in The Guardian that “seven former Conservative and Labour UK foreign secretaries have come together to declare …[that] … Britain must take the lead in co-ordinating the international response to China’s efforts to impose draconian security laws in Hong Kong.” They have written a letter to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab suggesting that …

Still on the wrong track

Almost a year ago I deemed a Globe and Mail proposal (made in an editorial) to be nonsense. Now the Good Grey Globe is back at it, in another editorial, from about three weeks ago, in which they actually explain what the problem is ~ “The unsettling rise in gang violence and shootings in (mostly) …