Some good news for the Liberal Party

There is an interesting article, albeit a somewhat discouraging one for Conservatives, in the Hill Times, which says that polling (done before the Indian fiasco) indicates that "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s personal approval rating has dropped nearly 10 points since last May, but the Liberal Party of Canada has yet to take a hit, polling … Continue reading Some good news for the Liberal Party

Another thing …

... worth remembering, especially for Prime Minister Justin  Trudeau, Ministers like Scott Brison, Chrystia Freeland, Ahmed Hussen, Catherine McKenna, Jane Philpott and Harjit Sajan and, of course General Jonathan Vance and all the admirals and generals, commodores and colonels and warrant officers, petty officers and sergeants, too: As always, with thanks to my friend the … Continue reading Another thing …

It should not need mentioning …

... but ... I saw this picture on social media: Scott Brison (left) is Canada's first openly gay cabinet minister and he is with Svend Robinson (right) who was Canada's first openly gay MP. Now, I do not know either man, personally, but I am sure both were and are dedicated public servants and the … Continue reading It should not need mentioning …

A message for all Canadians

I have gone on, over and over again, about politicians, especially those in the Liberal Party of Canada, selling the sizzle and not providing any steak. Confucius, as usual, said it better: We need more "superior" men and women on Parliament Hill, in Queen's park and other provincial legislatures, and in town and city halls, … Continue reading A message for all Canadians

Land forces

I said, yesterday, that: "I'm going to write, for a few days, on how I believe Canada can (because it has the resources) and should (if it has the will) establish, maintain and use its military forces and ancillary service, too ... [and] ...  The structure I am going to describe will require a lot more … Continue reading Land forces

A threat to our national security

Many thanks to my friend Tony Prudori for posting this article. The topic has also been under discussion on Army.ca where members focused on this bit from the report: “If we don’t change the position and the approach we have, I think the conversation is going to change away from transitioning members to national security." I have … Continue reading A threat to our national security

One of our Canadian values: our military heritage

This video, set to an excerpt from a speech speech that former British MP and Defence Secretary Michael Portillo gave to the Conservative Party Conference in 1995, is applicable to Canada, to. We are also slow to quarrel but we, also, fight to win. We need to remember our "real history" of bravery in the … Continue reading One of our Canadian values: our military heritage