Prognostications (1)

Veteran political commentator Gloria Galloway, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, says, and I agree 100%, that "The Conservatives are, understandably, bitter about losing the 2019 race. It seemed an easy stroll to victory given the blackface incident and other foibles of the Liberals and leader Justin Trudeau." But, she adds, "though the Tories took the … Continue reading Prognostications (1)

Nothing in his office became him like the leaving it

I'm afraid that my slight bastardization of Shakespear's line (Macbeth Act 1, scene 4, 7–8) will be overused in the next few days to describe Andrew Scheer's decision to resign as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. He did so, we are told, at a special caucus meeting, and then in a graceful speech … Continue reading Nothing in his office became him like the leaving it

Joyce Murray is in

So, I see that Joyce Murray has been appointed as President of the Treasury Board, this is, as the CBC says, "the third cabinet shuffle in three months for the prime minister, after a domino effect of resignations starting with former Treasury Board president Scott Brison, then Wilson-Raybould from her new posting at veterans affairs, then Philpott. … Continue reading Joyce Murray is in

Canada and China, and vital interests, and the global strategic environment

Sorry, I'm still on about China: further to my recent comments, yesterday, and a few days ago, especially my suggestion that Canada should "engage with China in friendly (but not allied), and especially free(er) trading, relationships ~ China is not our enemy, it is, simply, a competitor in many markets, including the marketplace of ideas … Continue reading Canada and China, and vital interests, and the global strategic environment

Self destruct? Not likely …

Lorrie Goldstein, writing in the Toronto Sun, says that "The federal Conservatives these days are a textbook example of the political reality that if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything ... The latest example, " he says, "is a bizarre brawl in the party over leadership contender Kellie Leitch’s logical proposal that immigrants to Canada … Continue reading Self destruct? Not likely …

Rumours

Rumours are circulating that Candice Bergen, Erin O'Toole and Michelle Rempel are all considering entering the CPC leadership race ... ... which would be good news. I think we want a big, exciting, even colourful field that represents ALL of Canada, coast to coast, and ALL points of view, from Red Tories to fiscal hawks … Continue reading Rumours

Worth remembering …

... as we, Conservatives, look for a Party Leader:  and then bring us together arund We will need a "big tent" in order to both bring people back to the CPC and to attract new people into the Party. That means a big, broad minded, open minded leader who will find ways to offer something to … Continue reading Worth remembering …