What Canada needs

Just the other day I suggested that everyone, including Canada, will have to adapt to whatever happens in the United Kingdom over the next 100(-) days. John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, picks up on that and puts some flesh on the bare bones of my concerns. "On Oct. 21, voters will choose … Continue reading What Canada needs

Storm warnings

I said, a long time ago, that I thought that many potential Conservative leaders, Rona Ambrose and John Baird, amongst them, sat out the 2017 Conservative Party leadership contest because they were convinced, and the historical evidence supports them, that Justin Trudeau, having won a solid majority in 2015, was almost guaranteed at least a … Continue reading Storm warnings

A new poll

The (somewhat right-centre biased) Angus Reid Institute has released a new poll which shows that "for Liberal candidates, a disastrous slide in support over the first half of the year appears to have ended, making this a critical – albeit shrinking – period of time to try to regroup and rebuild ... [and] ... Conservatives, meanwhile, will … Continue reading A new poll

2019: the campaign starts

I saw two recent articles that pique my interest: First, the Canadian Press, reproduced in the Globe and Mail, reports that "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned to veteran Liberal Jeremy Broadhurst to run the governing party’s bid for re-election this fall ... [and] ... Broadhurst, who is currently serving as chief of staff to … Continue reading 2019: the campaign starts

“I have some decisions to make …” (The Honourable Jane Philpott, on the record (3))

Parliamentary reporter Gloria Galloway writes in the Globe and Mail that "Jane Philpott is assessing her political options after being told she is not wanted as a Liberal and says she could run as a candidate for the New Democrats or the Greens, or even as an independent, in the election next fall ... [and] … Continue reading “I have some decisions to make …” (The Honourable Jane Philpott, on the record (3))

Did Prime Minister Trudeau screw up Indo-Canadian relations, again?

According to a report by Rahul Kalvapalle of Global News, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has, yet again, managed to annoy India, the world greatest democracy and an emerging major social, economic and military power, by, yet again, pandering to a domestic political pressure group ~ Sikh Canadians ~ at the expense of our diplomatic and trade … Continue reading Did Prime Minister Trudeau screw up Indo-Canadian relations, again?

Leaders give, they do not take

In the earliest days of the blog I said that we should look to Louis St Laurent, a mid 20th century Liberal, as a model for modern Conservative political leaders. My point was that the Liberal Party that St Laurent led, in the 1950s, was fiscally prudent, healthily nationalistic, socially moderate, mildly, progressive, committed to national … Continue reading Leaders give, they do not take