And even more about the new numbers

At the risk of offending readers who think I should confine myself to purely military matters, I offer this, which follows on from yesterday's post about Abacus Data's latest poll. One of my interlocutors said, a few days ago, in response to my comments about the shifting numbers the election polls give us, "Do not … Continue reading And even more about the new numbers

More numbers

So, Abacus Data has added to the polling data. Their report says that a "plurality of Canadians continue to feel the country is headed off on the wrong track (43%)" ... ... and they say that "Today 35% approve of the performance of the Trudeau government, while 47% disapprove. In April approval stood at 32%" the … Continue reading More numbers

More numbers

Brian Lilley, writing in the Toronto Sun, says that "You could call it the Ford Factor ... [because] ... Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are back in the lead in vote-rich Ontario and the provincial government led by Doug Ford is part of the reason why ... [and] ... The latest numbers from the DART/MARU Voice of Canada … Continue reading More numbers

Liberalism ‘has become obsolete.’ (Vladimir Putin, June 2019)

A team of Financial Times editors and reporters, Lionel Barber and Henry Foy in Moscow and Alex Barker in Osaka ... ... talked with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week. He is reported to have said that "“the liberal idea” had “outlived its purpose” as the public turned against immigration, open borders and multiculturalism ...[and] ... Mr Putin’s evisceration of liberalism — the dominant … Continue reading Liberalism ‘has become obsolete.’ (Vladimir Putin, June 2019)

More polls, but …

Éric Grenier, who does poll aggregations and analysis for CBC News, wrote, a few days ago, on the CBC News website, that "When this election year kicked off, Justin Trudeau's Liberals were on track for victory in the fall federal election. Now, as parliamentarians prepare to head home after this week's expected adjournment of the House … Continue reading More polls, but …

Is something happening at Québec Inc?

Québec Inc was the name given to "one of the main legacies of the Quiet Revolution ... [which] ... allowed the emergence of a French-Canadian business class that  ... [it was hoped] ... would have paved the way for the economic emancipation of Quebecers and would eventually facilitate their political emancipation. Jacques Parizeau often spoke about." … Continue reading Is something happening at Québec Inc?

We need adult leadership

Professor Michael Ignatieff is the former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and, currently, is president and rector of the Central European University, in Budapest, Hungary. Previously Dr Ignatieff served as a professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He testified (via video-conference) at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign … Continue reading We need adult leadership