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

We need to be careful and clear …

We, Conservatives, and by word I mean classical liberals, especially those of us who are also Canadian nationalists and who, generally, oppose agreements that infringe or threaten our sovereignty, like the recently signed USMCA and the UN's Global Compact on Migration, need to be a bit careful when we talk about immigration, refugees and migration. … Continue reading We need to be careful and clear …

The perils of (UN) peacekeeping

The Economist begins an article headlined "Peacekeepers in name only" with a dozen or so paragraph long litany of recent failures in United Nations peacekeeping operations. Then it gets to the UN's excuse. It explains that "The UN argues that, despite the manifest failings of these missions, it is better to have them than not. … Continue reading The perils of (UN) peacekeeping

Just get it over with …

It seems pretty clear that Defence Minister Sajjan has been muzzled. A week or so ago his department mused, publicly, about acquiring unmanned aerial vehicles for Canada; his Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, backed him up, explaining how useful they can be in a variety of roles, not just against Da'esh/ISIL/ISIS. But, … Continue reading Just get it over with …