Birds of a feather

Garnett Genuis, the Conservative MP for the Alberta riding of Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan and the deputy (to Erin O'Toole) critic for foreign affairs, is featured in a brief (supplied by him?) opinion piece for the Sherwood Park-Strathcona County News (for which he wrote a column, off and on, since he was 15) in which he suggests … Continue reading Birds of a feather

Big news

This, from Murray Brewster on CBC News, is big news ... maybe. It is big because of the potential costs. I was in and around the procurement world when the current North Warning System was approved and built. I can assure readers that the $1+ Billion price tag was a big deal in the 1980s … Continue reading Big news

And even more about the new numbers

At the risk of offending readers who think I should confine myself to purely military matters, I offer this, which follows on from yesterday's post about Abacus Data's latest poll. One of my interlocutors said, a few days ago, in response to my comments about the shifting numbers the election polls give us, "Do not … Continue reading And even more about the new numbers

The only logical conclusion

Bill C-48 is described, by the Senate of Canada as: Why is the North coast of BC more important than, say, Quebec or Atlantic Canada? Ron Wallace, a fellow at the independent, non-partisan Canadian Global Affairs Institute asked that question in an opinion piece in the Calgary Herald late last year. He cited data from Clear … Continue reading The only logical conclusion

A full-course meal

Colin Robertson, a former Canadian diplomat (1977-2010) and, currently, Vice President and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, says, in an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail, that "Tweets and soundbites," both much loved by Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland, "are the fast food of communicating policy. Like news releases, they are frequent but mostly … Continue reading A full-course meal

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould on the record

A few days ago, in his regular "last word" segment, Don Martin, of CTV News, said that "And so, undoubtedly to the relief of a scandal-fatigued public outside of the parliamentary bubble, the SNC-Lavalin saga approaches the end of its two-month, non-stop news cycle ... [because] ... With the leaks, hearings, firings, aftershock scrums, more leaks … Continue reading The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould on the record