I have a dream …

I mentioned, a couple of months ago, my hopes, for the Conservative Party under Erin O'Toole's leadership. Now, borrowing a famous phrase from a great man: I have a dream ... I have a dream that one day, soon, this nation will come to its senses and that the people in the suburbs around Halifax, … Continue reading I have a dream …

Hmmm … (2)

I see an article in the Toronto Star, coauthored by Zanana Akande, a former NDP member of the Ontario Legislature, Hugh Segal, a former Progressive Conservative strategist and Senator, and Greg Sorbara, a former Liberal member of the Ontario Legislature and a minister in the cabinets of David Peterson and Dalton McGuinty ... ... in … Continue reading Hmmm … (2)

Those fabulous fifties?

Anyone else remember the 1950s? Norman Spector, a former federal and provincial public servant, who served at the very highest levels of government, diplomat (Ambassador to Israel), corporate "communications" (public relations) guru and author, remembers: And so do I. But I don't just remember high school dances and young love, because the 1950s were a … Continue reading Those fabulous fifties?

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 … Continue reading My worst fear

That was quick

So, at lunch time (Eastern Standard Time) today journalist Marci Ien announced that she wanted to be the Liberal Party's candidate to fill Bill Morneau's now vacant seat in the federal riding of Toronto Centre ... Well, I thought to myself, good for her! I don't think many people, believed that her political sympathies lay … Continue reading That was quick

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 … Continue reading Caution! Rumour!

Baloney!

John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, says that "Mr. Morneau said he was stepping down, both as finance minister and as an MP, because he had never intended to serve more than two terms, and because he was putting his name forward to be secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development … Continue reading Baloney!

BZ to Team Trudeau

Dr Adam Chapnick, who is a professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and who also serves as the deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto writes, in his eponymous blog, that "On July 31st, Canada achieved a significant foreign policy victory. It wasn’t flashy; it had … Continue reading BZ to Team Trudeau

If we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything … or so the Liberals hope, anyway

Paul Waldie, writing in the Globe and Mail about the rise and fall of the We Charity, quotes Prince Harry, speaking at a WE Day event in London, last year: "“You guys know if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything,” Harry told the screaming audience." And he's right, you know. That is … Continue reading If we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything … or so the Liberals hope, anyway