Kevin O’Leary: good riddance

So, Kevin O’Leary finally wakes up to the fact that he cannot, possibly, lead Canada. He is putting his support behind Maxime Bernier, who is one of my top three choices because of his almost libertarian views, especially on trade issues. It’s about time. Mr O’Leary was never, in my opinion, a serious candidate. I…… Continue reading Kevin O’Leary: good riddance

How to destroy the Conservative Party

Robin Sears, a long time NDP strategist, has penned an interesting article in the Toronto Star. In it he says that “So, for Canada, here is the good news. If enough Conservatives have taken sufficient leave of their senses as to choose O’Leary as their new leader, they will have hired an entertaining opposition comedian,…… Continue reading How to destroy the Conservative Party

How the CPC might lose the next election … and the election after that

There is a useful video by John Ibbitson on the Globe and Mail website that I hope every Conservative Party member will watch and consider before (s)he votes for the next leader. I ask all Conservatives to consider two things: First, Mr Ibbitson says, correctly, in my opinion, that Kevin O’Leary is just a tourist, just visiting…… Continue reading How the CPC might lose the next election … and the election after that

Michael Valpy gets it

Long time Globe and Mail reporter and columnist and one-time NDP candidate Michael Valpy, who, now is a senior fellow at Massey College and a fellow at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, gets it in an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail headlined: “Populist anger is real, and Canada…… Continue reading Michael Valpy gets it

Also worth remembering

With thanks, yet again, to my friend The Regimental Rogue: This was very much on my mind while I made my own choice ~ a man of good character ~ for Conservative Party leader and it remains there as I watch the CPC leadership race, trying to make my 2nd and 3rd choices. I think…… Continue reading Also worth remembering

2nd and 3rd choices

The format for deciding the outcome of the Conservative Party leadership race means that 2nd, 3rd and even lower choices matter … and might matter a lot. It’s no secret that I support Erin O’Toole, he’s my first choice, but: “Conservative members,” CTV News explains, “will cast their ballots once, ranking up to 10 of…… Continue reading 2nd and 3rd choices

Kevin O’Leary … again

I thought I had said all that needed saying about Kevin O’Leary’s candidacy almost a year ago when I commented on his idiotic views on foreign and defence policy ~ in which he’s a near mirror of Pierre and Justin Trudeau, which means he’s totally and completely unqualified to lead Canada … or even San…… Continue reading Kevin O’Leary … again

How bilingual?

Now that the CPC leadership candidates’ French debate is over and Kevin O’Leary is “in” the race Campbell Clark, writing in the Globe and Mail, looks at the French language skills of the field: Two, Maxime Bernier and Steve Blaney are fluent, he says … … that’s not surprising and I expect that Pierre Lemieux…… Continue reading How bilingual?

Here’s the problem …

Michael Den Tandt, writing in the National Post, takes a harsh look at at Steve (ban niqabs) Blaney, Kellie (test for values) Leitch and Kevin (trash talking) O’Leary … … and concludes, correctly, in my opinion, that “Here’s the problem this presents for Conservative supporters, in a nutshell: The electoral topography of Canada hasn’t fundamentally…… Continue reading Here’s the problem …

Can history repeat itself?

A few months ago I offered my opinion that “Mr Trump is riding a wave of American fear and anger towards a high office for which he is extraordinarily ill-suited.” I also agreed wholly with Professor Daniel Pipes who said that “Trump’s boorish, selfish, puerile, and repulsive character, combined with his prideful ignorance, his off-the-cuff policy…… Continue reading Can history repeat itself?