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

Moving the Overton Window

Please watch this very brief (2'31") video from the broadly conservative (pro-free market, anti-big-government) Michigan based Mackinac Center on the Overton Window. If two and half minutes is too much time for you to spare then this explanation from Politico might help: "The concept of the “Overton window,” the range of ideas outside which lie … Continue reading Moving the Overton Window

Unfit

Andrew Coyne, writing in the Globe and Mail, asks, just a bit tongue-in-cheek, "In fairness, who knew it was wrong to award a nearly billion-dollar no-bid public contract to the organization that hired your mom?" Really, he says, "This is the kind of finicky, fine-print obligation – like “do not accept personal gifts from people … Continue reading Unfit

Is there no end to it?

So, now, the Globe and Mail reports that "Members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches at WE Charity events before the government awarded the organization a now-cancelled contract to run a $900-million program." But, despite that, the Globe and Mail also reports that the prime minister … Continue reading Is there no end to it?

Ethical reasons

The Globe and Mail, which is not exactly an enemy of the Trudeau regime, asks, in an editorial: "Ever wondered what a conflict of interest looks like?" The Globe answers its own question by saying that if one is looking for an answer they need only "Consider the Trudeau government’s decision to award a large … Continue reading Ethical reasons

And then what?

So, the awful stench of corruption which surrounded the Trudeau-Kielburger scam that would have seen $900 Million ~ yes, that just a few bucks short of a Billion dollars ~ given to the Kielburgers' charity to be used without parliament's oversight was too much even for a bought-and-paid-for media and someone had the good sense … Continue reading And then what?

Is Conservatism Dead?

John Ibitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, says what I suspect many are thinking: "The lacklustre race for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada is further evidence of the impossibility of conservatism in our time." It's not that conservatism is dead, he says, but, he explains, and I agree that "in this century, … Continue reading Is Conservatism Dead?

Tribes

So, a few years ago Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking at New York University, talked about tribes and tribalism and the perils of both. It wasn't a bad speech ... the points about belonging versus exclusivity and exclusion are still good. But the prime minister may have ignored the tribe to which he belongs ... … Continue reading Tribes

What’s wrong with Wexit? Everything*

Journalist and sometimes politician Stephen Taylor, writing in the National Post, says, and I agree with him, fully, that "The existence of the Wexit movement is a national tragedy ... [because] ... The Wexit movement is the latest uproar of Canadian regional populism. Canada’s bifurcation of haves and have-nots, contented and aggrieved, elites and non-elites … Continue reading What’s wrong with Wexit? Everything*

Failure after failure after failure after …

... well, you get the picture. Justin Trudeau came into office in 2015 proclaiming that Canada is Back! Of course, as recent events have shown, nothing could be further from the truth. By almost every measure Canada has fallen in wealth, power and international stature since Justin Trudeau replaced Stephen Harper at the head of … Continue reading Failure after failure after failure after …