We must, first, “go honest” if we want to “go green”

A couple of days ago I recommended that the Conservative Party should, loudly and clearly, “first promise a suite of polices that address global climate change on a global basis and promise that Canada will do its fair and full share to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions … {and then, albeit quietly] … start preparing …

An opportunity

So, I saw two things: First, on my own social media feed, in response to my contention that a (reported) majority of Canadians is wrong and Canada must become “bigger and better” in the 21st century by adapting our immigration regime to accepting many more immigrants, year-after-year and decade-after-decade, there was this: That’s arrant nonsense …

Real change?

Just two days ago I said that very recent polling from the Angus Reid Institute was bad news for Erin O’Toole. The polling data wasn’t exactly good news for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: the polls put him in minority territory and his “negatives” were approaching 50%, but it was worse for Mr O’Toole. The one …

Confirmation bias

This post is an almost perfect example of confirmation bias. I agree, as I said yesterday, pretty much fully, with almost everything that Andrew MacDougall said in a recent article in Macleans’s magazine and I’m going to inflict his views, with my comments, on you, too. First: Derek Sloan finished fourth in a four-person party …

What MUST happen

So, three things caught my eye today: First was a very informative piece in Politico about who has the power to “make or break” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2021. Not surprisingly a lot of Liberal ministers are there, especially some, like Patty Hajdu and Anita Anand who are in the news for less than …

Pipelines, anyone?

With apologies to Charles Dickens: ‘Keystone XL was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of its burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Biden signed it: and Biden’s name was good upon ’Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. …

Really?

So, I saw this in the Hill Times: It is, Abbas Rana says, being seen by some observers as “an “unofficial kick off” of the next federal election campaign.” Really? The COVID-19 pandemic rages, but we are at zero vaccine deliveries, Parliament has shuttered for seven weeks, US President Biden has just pulled the plug …

Experiencing things diffrently

I’ve just been reading the former Governor General’s statement announcing her (welcome) retirement. First, let me say that I wish her well. While, as I said several years ago, I believed (and still believe) that there was (and still is) a better choice, near at hand, she is a capable and accomplished, indeed an inspirational …

Good advice

While I am 100% certain that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not read it, here is some excellent advice, offered yesterday evening, on social media, by Conservative foreign affairs critic Michael Chong: He said (I have reformatted his posts for ease of reading), addressing Prime Minister Trudeau, directly: Find a way for the KXL project …

Grasping at straws

Campbell Clark, writing in the Globe and Mail, is, I think, quite right when he says that “The Keystone XL pipeline project is dead. Right up to Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was saying he’d continue to make the case for it, but that was whistling past the graveyard. Now it’s a question of picking …