How low? (2)

About a week ago I asked: "How low can they go?" I was referring to the Trudeau Liberal's attempt to paper over the anti-Semitic remarks of one of their star candidates and, in fact, "to get [some] leaders of the Jewish community [to stand] behind him …[and then] … pull the rug out from under the feet of the Conservatives.” It … Continue reading How low? (2)

A good diagnosis and a useful prescription

Jack Mintz,  is a highly regarded economist who is the President’s Fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and who also serves on the boards of Imperial Oil Limited and Morneau Shepell (Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau's family firm) and is the National Policy Advisor for Ernst & Young. He has written an … Continue reading A good diagnosis and a useful prescription

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?