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 fully …

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, …

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, …

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 medium …

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 for …

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 of …

The Good Grey Globe Gets It

This (12 November) editorial in the Globe and Mail says what I think. As I have said before, I worry a lot about small, independent businesses, small stores and restaurants, going under, for good, but I also worry, even more, about my wife and my son and my friends and neighbours and about my own …

Gov’t agency says that Justin Trudeau lies

So, I see in a report by Grant Robertson, published in the Globe and Mail, that “In comments made in the House of Commons last week, the government suggested that the highly specialized system, known as the Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN), has seen no significant changes to the way it operates, despite internal …

Influence operations

David Pugliese, one of the few Canadian journalists who writes knowledgeably and critically (because he’s well informed) about Canadian defence issues, reports, in the Ottawa Citizen, that “The Canadian Forces wants to establish a new organization that will use propaganda and other techniques to try to influence the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of Canadians, according …