Something is rotten …

… in the state of Canada. (Apologies to the bard.) I see in the Globe and Mail that “The federal government is partnering with Huawei to sponsor leading-edge computer and electrical engineering research at Canadian universities, a move critics say threatens this country’s national security and economic interests … [and] … The National Sciences andContinue reading “Something is rotten …”

What Canada needs

““There is no way you can look at the global landscape and see [anything] other than increased indicators of danger and threats … [but] … The level of real and actual danger will depend on how it is that nations around the world hold China to account, and the same can be said for Russia.””Continue reading “What Canada needs”

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 … … HeContinue reading “Caution! Rumour!”

And this, too …

David Mulroney, a former very senior official who was, during a career and included many important posts, Canada’s Ambassador to China said this on social media: The “this” to which he was referring was the latest scandal to engulf the Liberals, in this case, according to the Globe and Mail, Joyce Murray, the Trudeau ministerContinue reading “And this, too …”

And so they should

Olivia Stefanovich, reporting for CBC News, says that “Elected Wet’suwet’en chiefs are asking for the immediate resignation of Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett over an agreement between Ottawa, B.C. and hereditary chiefs, which they claim was drafted without their consent.” The two really important words are “elected” and “hereditary.” We Canadians are used to both.Continue reading “And so they should”

Trudeau failed

A few weeks ago, I wondered if Australia had gotten things right or, at least had gotten things better than Canada had in its response to the opening rounds in the novel coronavirus pandemic. “In this specific case,” I concluded, back in very early March, “in Australia, the balance between science and policy seems, toContinue reading “Trudeau failed”

How to face a ‘Greater Depression:’ with a government of national unity.

Dr Nouriel Roubini is a world-famous economist. He is Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates. He was Senior Economist for International Affairs in the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration. He has worked for the International Monetary Fund, the USContinue reading “How to face a ‘Greater Depression:’ with a government of national unity.”

Do what’s right

So, I see, in a report by Sean Kirkpatrick of the Canadian Press, published in the Globe and Mail, and confirmed by others … … that “The Liberal government announced late Monday that it has agreed to change draft legislation that proposed to grant itself wide-reaching new powers to tax and spend without parliamentary approvalContinue reading “Do what’s right”

Another kick in the groin … and we need to recover

I see an article by Robert Fife and Marieke Walsh in the Globe and Mail which says that “Teck Resources Ltd. is pulling its application for the massive Frontier oil sands mine in Alberta, citing the need for Canada to finalize its climate-change policies and determine how resource development fits within them … [and] … AfterContinue reading “Another kick in the groin … and we need to recover”

Getting it half right

The CBC‘s Aaron Wherry gets two important points right in an analysis of Justin Trudeau’s climb down or change of heart or whatever it was yesterday: First, he says that Canada has “demonstrated that there’s a significant well of public willingness to pursue reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples who originally occupied the land that isContinue reading “Getting it half right”