Back about a decade ago the conventional political wisdom was that Prime Minister Stephen Harper wanted "a two-party system, one that pitted right against left, free enterprise against socialism, Conservatives against New Democrats." I never agreed with that view ... and I was never sure that was what Prime Minister Harper actually wanted because I … Continue reading My worst fear
Last week, when asked to comment on the recent incident involving an armed man near Rideau Hall, the CBC reports that "NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said he believes last week's incident at Rideau Hall — in which a Canadian Armed Forces member allegedly breached the grounds while carrying several firearms — would have ended differently … Continue reading Disgraceful
John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, says "The House of Commons is scheduled to return Monday. Obviously, all 338 MPs must not convene. But the time has come for regular sittings of the House, either real or virtual. Despite the COVID-19 emergency – no, because of it – we need the return of … Continue reading Absolutely!
Dr Nouriel Roubini is a world-famous economist. He is Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates. He was Senior Economist for International Affairs in the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration. He has worked for the International Monetary Fund, the US … Continue reading How to face a ‘Greater Depression:’ with a government of national unity.
I see that the Angus Reid Institute has new polling data that says that "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his minority Liberal government are bearing the scars of what has been a most bruising start to a federal government’s year ... [because] ... While the first 60 days of 2019 were defined by a political scandal, … Continue reading Buyer’s remorse?
Please watch this short video clip (it's only 30 seconds long). It's packed with real facts, with genuine data, in short, with the truth. Governor (Ambassador) and maybe future US presidential candidate Nikki Haley says that: "In the last 70 years ... [i.e. since after I was born] ... over 4 Billion people have been … Continue reading She’s right
So, it's the day after the re-election of Justin Trudeau's Liberals and I see this on CTV News: The story says that: "Dozens of Husky Energy workers streamed out of the company’s downtown Calgary location Tuesday morning carrying envelopes and paperwork signalling they’ve been laid off ... [and] ... Several workers, who did not want to … Continue reading The Trudeau Effect?
I have been saying, for some months now, that "The CPC might be able to form a minority government but it is equally, perhaps even more likely that Justin Trudeau, with the formal support of Jagmeet Singh, would be able to continue to govern with some support from the BQ and the Greens on an … Continue reading A coalition?
Yesterday I asked everyone to come out and vote, but just the day before the ever-insightful John Ibbitson opined, in the Globe and Mail, that "With the general election less than two weeks away, and with the Liberals and Conservatives still tied in the polls, turnout could decide the result." Your vote does matter! He did … Continue reading Guessing games
Two things caught my eye, yesterday: First, in Maclean's magazine, Paul Wells writes that "Elections sometimes give us a chance at a better government, or at least a realistic hope for one. A lot of Canadians felt they were trading up when Trudeau became prime minister in 2015. Others felt it when Brian Mulroney became … Continue reading A (pessimistic) guesstimate (a WAG*), two weeks out