Cabinet making

A friend and regular interlocutor, reacting to a comment I made about a week ago, suggesting that the Trudeau cabinet is still too large, challenged me to look at the "ideal" cabinet. Now, it is certainly no secret that I think the "best" government Canada ever had, in modern times, say during the past century, … Continue reading Cabinet making

Same problem: a failure to enunciate on Twitter

Edit: last paragraph Almost two years ago I wrote that Dr Kellie Leitch, during the Conservative leadership campaign, "took ownership of the “barbaric cultural practices” theme and will take responsibility for proposing that we “screen” immigrant for “misogynist behaviour” out of a very real and deeply held conviction that too many women and girls are … Continue reading Same problem: a failure to enunciate on Twitter

Everyman’s Strategic Survey: Salafi-jihadism

Katherine Zimmerman, a research fellow at the generally conservative American Enterprise Institute, has written a good article for Foreign Affairs in which she explains that, while: "It may appear as if a global victory over the Islamic State is near, but it is not. What U.S. policymakers never seem to learn is that when it … Continue reading Everyman’s Strategic Survey: Salafi-jihadism

Good for the CPC … I hope

There is a report in the Hill Times which says that "Seven Conservative MPs are facing nomination challenges for the 2019 election, but there is widespread speculation the party’s leadership is behind at least some of those challenges, which the party strongly denies ... [and] ... “There were some OLO staffers last fall who were … Continue reading Good for the CPC … I hope

2019 (7): Demons and “Veto Voters”

John Ibbitson, always an astute observer of Canadian politics, writing in the Globe and Mail, says that "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is vulnerable. The idol of progressives around the world has been tripped up at home through a series of missteps that have combined to forge a new narrative: Out-of-touch Liberal elites vacation on exotic islands … Continue reading 2019 (7): Demons and “Veto Voters”

Bad news for Andrew Scheer

Notwithstanding the absolutely horrid proposal to punish doctors, farmers and small business owners for not being civil servants, notwithstanding the colossal screw-up of the CF-18 replacement, notwithstanding failing to keep Justin Trudeau's signature electoral reform promise, notwithstanding the shameful payoff of Omar Khadr, and notwithstanding the chaos on our borders, ABACUS Data tells us that … Continue reading Bad news for Andrew Scheer

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