Four months?

Is four months a safe interval for two-shot COVD-19 vaccinations? I have no idea. But just days ago the NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization) said that “real world” evidence suggests that a four month period was acceptable for the two-shot vaccines (Astra-Zeneca, Moderna and Pfizer) approved for use in Canada even as it saidContinue reading “Four months?”

Wayne Easter is right

Steven Chase and Robert Fife, writing in the Globe and Mail, tell us that “Liberal MP Wayne Easter …[Malpeque, PEI] … who also served as solicitor-general under Jean Chrétien … and was, therefore, the minister] … in charge of Canada’s security agencies … [which means he might actually recognize threats to national security] … toldContinue reading “Wayne Easter is right”

It is time

Many years ago an author/playwright put these words into the mouth of one of his characters: “I know what you’re against .. [but] … What are you for?” It remains a pertinent question today, for many, many people all around the world. Here in Canada it appears, to me, that Erin O’Tool and his Conservatives are fullyContinue reading “It is time”

The right thing to do

Way back in July of 2016 I suggested that Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Tim Kaine would be better choices than either President Donald J Trump or Senator Hillary Clinton for the office of President of the United States. Events suggest I may have been right. Now it seems, according to some media reports,Continue reading “The right thing to do”

Justin Trudeau Failed (2)

Grant Robertson, writing a few days ago in the Globe and Mail, said: “As a global pandemic began to take root in February, China held a series of backchannel conversations with Canada, lobbying the federal government to keep its borders open.“ The main point of Mr Robertson’s report is that successive Governments, Conservative and Liberal,Continue reading “Justin Trudeau Failed (2)”

This …

… from Brian Gable in the Globe and Mail, describes both brilliantly and succinctly what I fear is the effect of the lockdowns in Canada. I believe, as do many, many top-flight economists and government agencies, that small businesses are both the engine and backbone of a successful economy. Some small businesses grow into mediumContinue reading “This …”

Getting ‘er done

There is a lot of chatter on social media about the eventual Canadian delivery schedule for a vaccine against the COVID-19 virus. Many people say that Prime Minister Trudeau and Health Minister Hajdu have “screwed the pooch,” as they say, and that Canadians will be behind e.g. Indonesians and Mexicans in the global lineup forContinue reading “Getting ‘er done”

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?”