Caution! Rumour!

I heard a tantalizing rumour the other day, from a normally well informed but anything but 'official' source ~ my source knows a few well placed Liberals but she is not directly connected to anyone in the Trudeau government. Anyway, the unverified rumour is that Justin Trudeau is getting ready to resign ... ... He … Continue reading Caution! Rumour!

Shameful …

... and dishonest and cowardly seem to be the main reactions to Prime Minister Trudeau's decisions to prorogue parliament. Even The Star finds the timing awfully convenient, noting that "Thousands of pages of newly released documents back up the Trudeau government’s contention that it was federal public servants who recommended a student service grant program … Continue reading Shameful …


John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, says that "Mr. Morneau said he was stepping down, both as finance minister and as an MP, because he had never intended to serve more than two terms, and because he was putting his name forward to be secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development … Continue reading Baloney!

Did I speak too soon?

Just yesterday I gave a "thumbs up" to Canada's diplomats, who are led by Canada's Foreign Minister, The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, and, indirectly, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But then I saw a report by Steven Chase in the Globe and Mail in which he tells us that "Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne said Ottawa … Continue reading Did I speak too soon?

Another failing grade

This is a couple of days old, but it is reported by The Post Millenial, which is not exactly a Trudeau friendly source, that "During an ethics committee meeting on Monday, the Conservative Ethics Critic Michael Barrett asked  ... [Democracy Watch co-founder and director Duff Conacher] ... "what grade would you give Prime Minister Justin … Continue reading Another failing grade


So, I see, in an article by Christopher Nardi in the National Post, that "The prime minister’s office and the finance minister’s both office refuse to say if Chief of Staff Katie Telford’s husband ever communicated with them since he became senior vice-president at a major private mortgage company that is now running the government’s … Continue reading Why?

Canadians are waking up

I see an interesting story on the Global News website which says that "Nearly half of Canadians would support an election being called if the federal watchdog finds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to have violated the Conflict of Interest Act again over the WE charity affair, a new poll suggests ... [and] ... The survey by Leger and the Association … Continue reading Canadians are waking up

It’s time for a change

Arthur Schafer, who is a professor and the founding director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba says, in an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail, that  "Our Prime Minister denies a conflict-of-interest situation in the award of a multimillion dollar untendered contract to WE Charity. His Minister … Continue reading It’s time for a change

A couple of things …

... caught my eye today: First, in the National Post, we learn that "A company in Quebec has been awarded $133,486,868 in sole-sourced federal orders to manufacture PPE even though it didn’t have a factory in Canada ... [it seems that] ... AMD Medicom Inc. [my hyperlink added] was given the ten-year contract and some … Continue reading A couple of things …