My worst fear

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 […]

Caution! Rumour!

I heard a tantalizing rumour the other day, from a normally well informed but anything but ‘official’ source ~ my source knows a few well placed Liberals but she is not directly connected to anyone in the Trudeau government. Anyway, the unverified rumour is that Justin Trudeau is getting ready to resign … … He […]

Canadians are waking up

I see an interesting story on the Global News website which says that “Nearly half of Canadians would support an election being called if the federal watchdog finds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to have violated the Conflict of Interest Act again over the WE charity affair, a new poll suggests … [and] … The survey by Leger and the Association […]

Ethical reasons

The Globe and Mail, which is not exactly an enemy of the Trudeau regime, asks, in an editorial: “Ever wondered what a conflict of interest looks like?” The Globe answers its own question by saying that if one is looking for an answer they need only “Consider the Trudeau government’s decision to award a large […]

Building a better nationalism (2)

About a year ago, at the end of a review of someone else’s ideas about nationalism, I said, “I believe that, in about 1950, Canada developed a healthy nationalism, but it didn’t survive into the 1970s. It was replaced by an unreasonable dream of a socialist nirvana in which Canadians could live off the fat of the land while […]

And this, too …

David Mulroney, a former very senior official who was, during a career and included many important posts, Canada’s Ambassador to China said this on social media: The “this” to which he was referring was the latest scandal to engulf the Liberals, in this case, according to the Globe and Mail, Joyce Murray, the Trudeau minister […]

Its time to put liberalism back in the Liberal Party of Canada

I self-identify as a classical liberal: please take a quick look at my site’s (longish) title just above. Liberals like me look back past the Glorious Revolution of 1688,  past Simon de Montfort’s Great Parliament in 1265, even past Aristotle and Plato, the origins of liberalism might go all the way back to the original […]

Justin Trudeau has ceded the right to govern

Derek Burney, who, over a long and distinguished career, has been a diplomat, political strategist, business executive and teacher, too, writes, in the National Post, that “It is times like this when Lucien Bouchard’s claim that “Canada is not a real country” has an eerie ring of truth. Protesters of many stripes have the upper […]

Guessing games

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 […]