A couple of days ago, I quoted the Globe and Mail's John Ibbitson who said, "in this century, conservatives have struggled to meet the challenge of climate change." Perhaps that's because the "challenge" has been seriously overstated. Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine "Hero of the Environment," winner of the Green Book Award, and the … Continue reading Climate apocalypse?
This article, from the Sydney Morning Herald, argues that the Australian government's reaction to the COVID-19 global pandemic was right and the World Health Organization's response has been weak. "Why," the article asks, "were the Australians ahead of the world? For a very simple reason. They don't trust the WHO. The information from multiple international … Continue reading Did Australia get it right?
Following on from a couple of days ago ... Almost four years ago I said that: The next Conservative leader should have been like a long-dead Liberal ~ I was, as regular readers will know, speaking about Louis St Laurent who, if he was alive today would not, I am certain, recognize the modern Liberal … Continue reading Almost four years ago (2)
Yesterday I asked everyone to come out and vote, but just the day before the ever-insightful John Ibbitson opined, in the Globe and Mail, that "With the general election less than two weeks away, and with the Liberals and Conservatives still tied in the polls, turnout could decide the result." Your vote does matter! He did … Continue reading Guessing games
Two things caught my eye, yesterday: First, in Maclean's magazine, Paul Wells writes that "Elections sometimes give us a chance at a better government, or at least a realistic hope for one. A lot of Canadians felt they were trading up when Trudeau became prime minister in 2015. Others felt it when Brian Mulroney became … Continue reading A (pessimistic) guesstimate (a WAG*), two weeks out
Rita Trichur is a senior business writer and columnist at the Globe and Mail. She has written an interesting opinion piece for the Globe and Mail about Canada, India and energy. Ms Trichur reminds us that despite all the hoopla about Prime Minister Trudeau playing 'Mr Dressup' in India on February 2018, there was a … Continue reading Think globally, act locally
A recent article in the Globe and Mail says that "Ethics is a key pain point for Mr. Trudeau. The Nanos data suggest that only about 17 per cent of Canadians believe Mr. Trudeau would be best at leading an ethical government, trailing both Elizabeth May (23 per cent) and Andrew Scheer (20 per cent). For Mr. … Continue reading A matter of trust
About a week ago, I asked "is Justin Trudeau really so inept that he cannot be prepared for three or four or five debates ~ one every week? is that too much to ask of the would-be leaders of a G7 country? Is foreign policy too hard for Prime Minister Trudeau? Is he afraid that Paul … Continue reading What else would you expect?
Barry Campbell (no relation, as far as I know) was a Liberal Pary of Canada MP (1993-97) and is now president of Campbell Strategies in Toronto. He writes, in the Globe and Mail, that "Until Brexit, English parliamentary crises have followed a standard script. From the Magna Carta in 1215 through the 17th century Civil Wars … Continue reading Democracy or Brexit, or neither, or both?