The problem is simple enough

One of the problems facing Canadians, especially those who live in cities, is easy enough to understand: gangs, often gangs of armed young people, mostly young men and too often young aboriginal men or “people of colour,” are engaged in criminal activities and they are often at war with other gangs and they use guns,Continue reading “The problem is simple enough”

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’sContinue reading “Worrying prognostications”

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 ofContinue reading “Can we have some common sense gun laws, please?”

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)Continue reading “Still on the wrong track”

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 elitesContinue reading “Winning without Québec”

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 beContinue reading “How to lose the next election”

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 asContinue reading “Worthless political posturing”

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 “middleContinue reading “The Throne Speech”