More good news

Steven Chase and Robert Fife, writing in the Globe and Mail, say that "Ethics in government is shaping up as the biggest issue for voters in the approaching federal vote, outdistancing the economy, the environment and trade with the United States, according to a new poll conducted for The Globe and Mail ... [and] ... A … Continue reading More good news

A warning and a challenge

Liberal heavy-weight Scott Reid, in an article in the Globe and Mail that has been widely linked to and commented upon on social media, says that, as a result of the Jane Philpott/SNC-Lavalin/Jody Wilson- Raybould affair, "Mr. Trudeau has been remade into a mere mortal, a regular old politician – as someone concerned with the … Continue reading A warning and a challenge

Is the Trudeau brand losing its lustre?

John Ibbitson makes a sound political case in the Globe and Mail. "The 2019 election," he suggests, "is shaping up to be a referendum on Justin Trudeau’s leadership, which is odd ... [because, he suggests] ... After only a few years in power, the Prime Minister should not be such a polarizing figure that this fall’s … Continue reading Is the Trudeau brand losing its lustre?

More house cleaning needed

The Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada judicial appointments was created by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government in 2016 in order, they said, "To deliver on [the Liberal government's] commitment to ensure that the process of appointing Supreme Court of Canada Justices is transparent, inclusive, and accountable to Canadians." The Mandate Letter for the Chair … Continue reading More house cleaning needed

Teamwork

I have been saying, for well over a year now, that Andrew Scheer can win in 2019 if he leads and works with a good team. Nearly three weeks ago, writing in the Toronto Sun, Liberal strategist Jim Warren ~ making year end predictions as many in the commentariat are wont to do ~  warned … Continue reading Teamwork

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

Doing things right

I agree with The Star's senior political columnist Susan Delacourt when she says that Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt showed, earlier this week, as she critiqued the recent Trudeau cabinet shuffle "how it’s possible to do criticism on the sunny, high road. An endangered skill, perhaps, but one worth preserving, especially if Canada is determined … Continue reading Doing things right