A linguistic dilemma

I see an article in the Globe and Mail that says that "Franco-Ontarian parents have long complained that the province’s French-language schools admit too many pupils who aren’t French speakers, putting in jeopardy their children’s linguistic development ... [and] ... Now, Ontario’s French school boards are facing the prospect of a constitutional challenge over the … Continue reading A linguistic dilemma

More numbers

Brian Lilley, writing in the Toronto Sun, says that "You could call it the Ford Factor ... [because] ... Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are back in the lead in vote-rich Ontario and the provincial government led by Doug Ford is part of the reason why ... [and] ... The latest numbers from the DART/MARU Voice of Canada … Continue reading More numbers

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

The right kind of enemies?

Aaron Wherry, writing for CBC News, says that "Justin Trudeau would probably prefer that Rachel Notley remain premier of Alberta. He'd likely rather have ex-Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne still running things in Queen's Park ... [but, he says] ... in lieu of allies and like-minded leaders, Jason Kenney and Doug Ford could provide Justin Trudeau with something he … Continue reading The right kind of enemies?

Good news

About a month ago the Angus Reid Institute published the results of a fairly small poll (n=871) which was taken after the Globe and Mail broke the SNC-Lavain/Jody Wilson-Raybould story but before her bombshell testimony to the House of Commons Justice Committee. Although the overall results ... ... were encouraging for the CPC, it was … Continue reading Good news

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?

A special place in hell

I wrote, a bit more than a week ago, about the words and deeds that are, steadily, pushing more and more Brits, including even some Remainers, towards accepting, even welcoming a "no deal" or Hard Brexit. Now I see two articles that suggest that it's just getting worse in Europe, as frustrations, on both sides, … Continue reading A special place in hell