2024 in Republican America

First, let me say that despite a few undeniably good things that he did, I will be very happy to see the end of Donald J Trump. Second, I have suggested, about a year ago, that former Ambassador and Governor Nikki Haley is running hard to be the Republican candidate for President in 2024. My […]

Congratulations

Congratulations to President-elect Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. and Vice-President-elect Kamala Devi Harris … … for having won (unofficially, until December, and always subject to legal challenge) the election for President of the United States. Congratulation, too, to almost 150 Million Americans for voting. I hope we Canadians will match and even exceed your participation rate […]

It’s only question of when

Jacinda Arden in New Zealand, Blaine Higgs in New Brunswick, John Horgan in British Columbia and Scott More in Saskatchewan … … have all turned minority governments into majorities or, in Premier Moe’s case, been reelected with another majority. How long can it be before Team Trudeau decides that it can do the same? What’s […]

Real priorities

High ranking Conservative MP Michelle Rempel-Garner is getting some serious criticism for a remark that I wish she hadn’t made, but it points up a bigger problem. As generally liberal political strategist and analyst Rick Anderson says: I agree and I am as guilty as anyone of “cheap partisanship.” I still guess that we are […]

@dolighan gets it

Editorial cartoonist Tim Dolighan, drawing in the Toronto Sun, seems, to me, to perfectly capture Jagmeet Singh’s dilemma: The New Democrats are NOT ready for an election. Neither, in my opinion, is the Conservative Party, but it is in far, far better shape than is the fourth party in Parliament. Thus, the Tories can bluster […]

Just the beginning

Campbell Clark, writing in the Globe and Mail, says that “This wasn’t the end of snap-election dramas. It was the beginning.” “We have,” he says “just entered the period of minority-Parliament power games that can end in an election campaign. That means the odds are that there will be a federal vote in months, rather […]

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, […]