A tale of two graphs

So, Adam Vaughan, a Liberal MP from Toronto, posted this on social media: It's petty standard Liberal fare and I'll bet that more than half, more likely ⅔ or even ¾ of Canadians believe it. In response, Richard Groves, who is an accountant from Kelowna BC, posted this: The GFC to which Mr Groves refers … Continue reading A tale of two graphs

She’s got it exactly right

Licia Corbella, writing, about a week ago, in the Calgary Herald, says that "The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!  ... [but] ... So are U.S. oil interests disguised as environmental concern. They’re coming to influence and interfere with our federal election and the Trudeau government has finally responded with the legislative equivalent of … Continue reading She’s got it exactly right

More on the major warship contract

David Pugliese, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, says that "The Liberal government is pushing ahead to try to get the Canadian Surface Combatant deal signed with Irving and the Lockheed Martin-BAE consortium either Thursday or Friday, sources say ... [and, he adds] ... That $60 billion project will see the eventual construction of 15 warships in … Continue reading More on the major warship contract

Is it time to get rid of the CBC? Should we?

OK, the source of this cringeworthy video clip, Rebel Media, may be suspect to many ~ I do not follow them ~ but it does bring up a question: is this what we expect for the $1 Billion plus we pay for the CBC?. The complete interview, which I watched. looks, as someone else said, more … Continue reading Is it time to get rid of the CBC? Should we?

Populism and the Canadian ‘Precariat’

I have written, perhaps too often, about my fears for the future of the liberal-democratic, capitalist, secular and rules based "new world order" that was created by the men who worked for and around US Presidents Roosevelt and Truman and British Prime Minister Churchill ... one of those men was Canada's Louis St Laurent, first … Continue reading Populism and the Canadian ‘Precariat’

And yet another alternative view

Many Ontarians, especially those of a Conservative bent, are cheering the news that former Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt and the entire Hydro One board of directors have resigned. Doing something about electricity rate was a cornerstone of the Doug Ford campaign and this is an early check in the "promise made : promise kept" … Continue reading And yet another alternative view

Put principles first

Two items in the Globe and Mail caught my eye: In the first, Gary Mason asks "Does Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government really dislike Alberta and the West or is this just a convenient narrative, peddled by conservative politicians who have nothing but their own self-interest in mind?" He goes on to discuss the … Continue reading Put principles first