Desperation

“It will surprise no one,” the Globe and Mail‘s John Ibbitson wrote in that newspaper, “if investigations into the attack on the Capitol Building last Wednesday conclude the Proud Boys were among the main culprits.” And it will surprise even fewer (if that’s even possible) that the Liberal Party will try to use whatever toolContinue reading “Desperation”

“The law is clear,” but the political and policy implications are murky

There is, it seems to me, a concerted effort to bring the case of the “Two Michals,” Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadians being detained in China as an act of hostage diplomacy in a larger contest between China and the US-led West, back into the public eye. This, for example, is the (online)Continue reading ““The law is clear,” but the political and policy implications are murky”

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 …”

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”

Of course (2) the cover-up continues

A few weeks ago I commented on a report that said that ““A Liberal-dominated Parliamentary committee has quashed an effort by opposition parties to further probe the SNC-Lavalin affair … [and] … The House of Commons Ethics Committee, on which the governing Liberals hold the most seats, voted down a proposal to hear from federal EthicsContinue reading “Of course (2) the cover-up continues”