So, this chart, from Dr Jennifer Kwan, is making the rounds. I do NOT question the numbers: Now, I'm guessing that this was Stage 1 (or the first wave) ... ... and it featured a rapid spread and modestly quick resolution of most cases, but a very high death rate. Am I right to assume, … Continue reading Someone help me out here, please
So I see, in an article in the Ottawa Citizen, that the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, Anita Anand, Ottawa mayor Jim Watson and even Pierre Paul-Hus, the Conservative critic for PSPC and a veteran with more than 20 years of service in Canada's Army reserve, are suggesting that someone ~ the Parliamentary … Continue reading Consistency
Matthew Fisher, who is one of Canada's (too few) journalists who writes with knowledge in insight on Defence and Foreign Policy matters, says, in an opinion piece for Global News, that "Western countries with an interest in the Far North, such as Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, the United Kingdom, France and the United States, were … Continue reading Where are we? (5)
John Paul Tasker reported, for CBC News, a couple of months ago, that "A little-known medical unit within Canadian Forces Intelligence Command briefed Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan about the COVID-19 crisis on January 17, 2020, the government confirmed in a document presented to Parliament ... [and] ... The briefing from the medical intelligence (MEDINT) unit … Continue reading Liberals knew; Liberals lied; Canadians died
Do you remember, just a couple of years ago, when the CBC breathlessly announced that "It took five years, but the results of an investigation by the Information Commissioner of Canada were released and the verdict is in: the Harper government did muzzle scientists"? The investigation was "by Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault ... [and it] … Continue reading Did Trudeau muzzle scientists?
Journalist and sometimes politician Stephen Taylor, writing in the National Post, says, and I agree with him, fully, that "The existence of the Wexit movement is a national tragedy ... [because] ... The Wexit movement is the latest uproar of Canadian regional populism. Canada’s bifurcation of haves and have-nots, contented and aggrieved, elites and non-elites … Continue reading What’s wrong with Wexit? Everything*
For those interested, and every thinking Canadian should have some, albeit limited interest in the subject, there is an interesting thread over on Army.ca which deals with the problems (there are a lot of them) in making Canada's reserve Army (the militia if you're old enough) into an effective force. I'm going to go with … Continue reading Military reserves
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?
I remarked, albeit only in passing, on the media's role in the campaign to persuade Canada that it should do a prisoner exchange: Meng Wanzhou for the “Two Michals,” Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. My comment was that the Globe and Mail's front page was devoted ~ item after item ~ to that issue. It … Continue reading A new front in Cold War 2.0
I was being a bit tongue-in-cheek about a week ago when asked: "Have we gone mad?" I was surprised to find that many, Many, MANY Canadians agreed with me when I said: "I think so." For the record, it's a good thing to be against racism. Racism is stupid and destructive to our society, too. … Continue reading Canadian politicians have lost the country