That was quick

So, at lunch time (Eastern Standard Time) today journalist Marci Ien announced that she wanted to be the Liberal Party's candidate to fill Bill Morneau's now vacant seat in the federal riding of Toronto Centre ... Well, I thought to myself, good for her! I don't think many people, believed that her political sympathies lay … Continue reading That was quick

“Ladies and gentlemen …”

"Ladies and gentlemen," Pierre Poilievre says at 1'35" of this linked video, "this is a coverup." He says that after showing page after page after page of "released" documents that are totally blacked out ... ... and after explaining that the prorogation of parliament means that the opposition parties cannot, now, force the government to … Continue reading “Ladies and gentlemen …”

Shameful …

... and dishonest and cowardly seem to be the main reactions to Prime Minister Trudeau's decisions to prorogue parliament. Even The Star finds the timing awfully convenient, noting that "Thousands of pages of newly released documents back up the Trudeau government’s contention that it was federal public servants who recommended a student service grant program … Continue reading Shameful …

Is the worst over?

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is a very smart person and, on Friday, according to a report by Reuters, she said that Europe "is “probably past” the worst of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but the recovery will be uneven ... [and] ... Speaking as fears of a second wave shook investors … Continue reading Is the worst over?

Reviving democracy

Lorrie Goldstein, a veteran Toronto Sun journalist and a constant critic of Justin Trudeau's inept management of government, was, I hope, only trying to stir up a little controversy when he said, just the other day, on social media:   My hope is that he was trying, indirectly, to remind us that we, Canadians, and … Continue reading Reviving democracy

And this, too …

David Mulroney, a former very senior official who was, during a career and included many important posts, Canada's Ambassador to China said this on social media: The "this" to which he was referring was the latest scandal to engulf the Liberals, in this case, according to the Globe and Mail, Joyce Murray, the Trudeau minister … Continue reading And this, too …

Only the terminally stupid

Andrew Coyne is exactly right in this clip, at about 2'15", from 'The National's' 'At Issue' panel, when he says that the government is spending tens of billions of dollars and no one is holding them to account. The COVID-19 pandemic is meaningless, low rent trivia. In June of 1215, that's just over eight hundred … Continue reading Only the terminally stupid

Further to my earlier post …

Further to my earlier post, today, about why I'm guessing Justin Trudeau will want to go to the polls as soon as he can ~ and my guess is that early Fall is as soon as the Liberals can be ready ~ look at this most recent polling from Leger: That's not just a majority … Continue reading Further to my earlier post …

The Conservative problem

Andrew MacDougall, a senior public relations consultant in London (the big, British London, not London, Ontario) and a former head of PR in former prime minister Stephen Harper's PMO, has penned an important opinion piece in the Globe and Mail, that I really hope the high-foreheads in the Conservative Party's HQ all read and take … Continue reading The Conservative problem

Absolutely!

John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, says "The House of Commons is scheduled to return Monday. Obviously, all 338 MPs must not convene. But the time has come for regular sittings of the House, either real or virtual. Despite the COVID-19 emergency – no, because of it – we need the return of … Continue reading Absolutely!