A provocative take on conservatism

Daniel McCarthy, the editor of Modern Age, which self describes as 'A conservative review,' has written a lengthy article for First Things,  a journal which (again) self describes as 'America's most influential journal of religion and public life.' The article is (somewhat pretentiously) headlined "A New Conservative Agenda: A governing philosophy for the twenty-first century." Now, … Continue reading A provocative take on conservatism

2019 (16) The issues that matter

Dr Darrell Bricker, who is the CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs, a fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto and the author several books, including some I regularly cite here like The Big Shift and Empty Planet (both co-authored with John Ibbitson) said, recently, on social … Continue reading 2019 (16) The issues that matter

2019: the campaign starts

I saw two recent articles that pique my interest: First, the Canadian Press, reproduced in the Globe and Mail, reports that "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned to veteran Liberal Jeremy Broadhurst to run the governing party’s bid for re-election this fall ... [and] ... Broadhurst, who is currently serving as chief of staff to … Continue reading 2019: the campaign starts

Trade wars cut both ways

I see, in the South China Morning Post that "Airbus secured a US$35 billion jet deal from China during a state visit by President Xi Jinping to the French capital, dealing a fresh blow to Boeing as it grapples with the grounding of its bestselling [737-MAX] jet ... [and] ... China has become the most … Continue reading Trade wars cut both ways

Is there any good news for anyone?

There is a lengthy and data filled article on the Angus Reid Institute web site ~ published before Jody Wilson-Raybould's bombshell testimony ~ which says that "As political watchers across the country await with bated breath testimony from former Attorney General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, the latest public opinion poll from the non-profit Angus … Continue reading Is there any good news for anyone?

Populism and the Canadian ‘Precariat’

I have written, perhaps too often, about my fears for the future of the liberal-democratic, capitalist, secular and rules based "new world order" that was created by the men who worked for and around US Presidents Roosevelt and Truman and British Prime Minister Churchill ... one of those men was Canada's Louis St Laurent, first … Continue reading Populism and the Canadian ‘Precariat’

Oh what a tangled web (2)

So, the Globe and Mail (and almost everyone else) reports "General Motors is shuttering its plant in Oshawa as part of a restructuring of its global operations to focus on autonomous and zero-emission vehicles ... [and] ... Two sources, who were briefed on General Motors’ plan, said the Oshawa plant will be completely closed down. Those … Continue reading Oh what a tangled web (2)