Worrying prognostications

Tom Mulcair, a pretty savvy politician I think we can all agree, says, in an opinion piece in the Ottawa Citizen, that “Anyone who entertained doubts that Justin Trudeau is doing everything he can to clear the runway for a spring election only had to look at events of last week to understand that he’s …

Can we have some common sense gun laws, please?

I know this post will annoy some of my friends, but … this item in the National Post caught my eye. The fact, and I assert it is an undeniable fact, is that almost all weapons, of all kinds, used in crimes, are procured illegally. Yes, it is true that a really tiny minority of …

I agree …

… that there is something wrong when armed men and women, some (not many, but one is too many) carrying a Nazi flag, storm a legislature … … of course, there is a right to peacefully protest, we value freedom of assembly and freedom of speech and we understand that some people mistrust governments and …

Still on the wrong track

Almost a year ago I deemed a Globe and Mail proposal (made in an editorial) to be nonsense. Now the Good Grey Globe is back at it, in another editorial, from about three weeks ago, in which they actually explain what the problem is ~ “The unsettling rise in gang violence and shootings in (mostly) …

Winning without Québec

Éric Grenier, who founded the poll aggregation site threehndredeight.com, and who is now a senior writer and polling analyst for the CBC, takes a look at Conservative fortunes in Québec since confederation. His analysis is, mostly, sound but he forgets one important historical point: the North-West Rebellion (1885). I believe that the French Canadian elites …

How to lose the next election

Jonathan Kay, an excellent journalist and commentator, posted this on social media a couple of days ago: This is the full image: That is, I think, what we are watching the Democratic Party do in the United States this year. It is why I continue, quite confidently, to predict that Donald J Trump will be …

Worthless political posturing

As Robyn Urback points out, in an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail, the Trudeau-Freeland Liberals are engaged in an act of worthless ~ and basically anti-American ~ political posturing as they move forward with a ban on “military-style” assault rifles, with special emphasis on the AR-15 which, Ms Urback says, while known as …

The Throne Speech

Remember just a couple of months ago? The mainstream media, in the summer and, especially during the election campaign in September,  when the Globe and Mail said “with an economy that’s generally healthier than how he found it, despite large deficits, Mr. Trudeau can still craft a message of stability and prosperity for the “middle …

Nonsense (6 or 7)

So, the Globe and Mail reports that “Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says his party would ban military-style assault weapons if it forms government again, but he stopped short of an outright ban on handguns … “We know that guns designed for killing the largest amount of people in the shortest amount of time have no …