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New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs has, according to a recent article in the Ottawa Citizen, exposed the running sore in confederation: "The country," he explained, "is still very much dependent on oil revenues and if Alberta continues to suffer economically, it will hurt the entire country — regardless of how much hydroelectricity Quebec has ... … Continue reading Divisions (2)

Doing the least wrong thing for all the wrong reasons

So, it appears that the the Trudeau regime is going to be forced into some sort of Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme in order to complete the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX) project. According to a report in the Globe and Mail, "The Trudeau government is buying the Trans Mountain expansion project from Kinder Morgan … Continue reading Doing the least wrong thing for all the wrong reasons

Lies, broken promises and foreign influence

I happen to think that Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki and former Ottawa mandarin Harry Swain are all all wrong on the issues of pipelines, Site C and LNG ports, but I think they are all all right on one issue: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau … Continue reading Lies, broken promises and foreign influence

A contrary view

It seems that most of the commentariat (the chattering classes) is aghast at President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Accords on climate change ... most, but not all. The nonagenarian Nigel Lawson (Lord Lawson, now) who was the UK's Secretary of State for Energy (1979 to 83) Chancellor of the Exchequer (1983 to 89) in Prime Minister … Continue reading A contrary view

Sensible peacekeeping?

In an interesting article in Foreign Affairs, Professor Michael Harsch, a German scholar teaching and studying in Abu Dhabi, suggests that "liberal state building’s wider failure as the dominant strategy for remaking war-torn countries" [is obvious.] "Championed by the United States and its allies and typically implemented by the United Nations, the policy aims to transform … Continue reading Sensible peacekeeping?