Sad, but true

So, an old friend posted this, without further comment, on social media: I agree, and I have only one further comment: for me, that’s because of the Trudeaus, père et fils … … who reshaped the Canada built by generations under Macdonald, Laurier, Borden and St Laurent into something weak and timid that none ofContinue reading “Sad, but true”

Short of war (5)

I think that a new cold war, Cold War 2.0 if you like, “managed,” as former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd explained on the basis of Managed Strategic Competition, is the best and most likely way to avoid a real, deadly hot (shooting) war between China and America supported by the US-led West. I believeContinue reading “Short of war (5)”

It is horrible …

… to use the tragedy of a death to make a point, but this CTV News story angered me. Four women, all women of colour, too, from just one union, have died as a result of contracting COVID-19, almost certainly while all four were employed as personal support workers or in Long Term Care Facilities.Continue reading “It is horrible …”

Losing the struggle for values

Dr Zack Cooper a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Laura Rosenberger, a Senior Fellow at and Director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy in Washington, DC, say, in an article in Foreign Affairs that in “today’s competition between democracies and authoritarian powers is more than a power struggle: values lie at itsContinue reading “Losing the struggle for values”

Nothing sticks

Please watch/listen to this discussion between Brian Lilley and Warren Kinsella of Sun News discussing the emerging vaccine scandal. I’ll write, later, about whether or not Mr Kinsella is right; for now, please focus on 2’05” to 2’35” ~ just 30 seconds ~ when Brian Lilley makes the point that “nothing sticks to this guy,”Continue reading “Nothing sticks”

Getting it exactly wrong

In my arguments that try to encourage the Conservative Party to explore the possibility of a Universal Basic Income/Guaranteed Annual Income based on Milton Friedman’s idea of a Negative Income Tax, I stress that there must be one basic principle: “people who work will always make more than people who don’t.” But, as I mentionedContinue reading “Getting it exactly wrong”

Bad news for Canada

So, now that the motion to establish a “Trudeau Corruption Committee” has failed and, therefore, we ought not to have an election, unless Prime Minister Trudeau is more desperate than even I imagined, I can turn to two articles in Foreign Affairs that caught my eye and which I think should be of interest toContinue reading “Bad news for Canada”

I have a dream …

I mentioned, a couple of months ago, my hopes, for the Conservative Party under Erin O’Toole’s leadership. Now, borrowing a famous phrase from a great man: I have a dream … I have a dream that one day, soon, this nation will come to its senses and that the people in the suburbs around Halifax,Continue reading “I have a dream …”

Canada deserves better than the Trudeaus, père et fils

“What exactly has happened to Justin Trudeau?” Charlie Mitchell ask in an article in The Independent. “In 2015, after a decade of steely Conservative rule, the scion of the powerful Trudeau family offered Canadians “sunny ways” and was rewarded with a handsome majority. Feminist, climate-conscious and outwardly pro-refugee, the 43-year-old was a hit among progressives worldwide … [but, today, justContinue reading “Canada deserves better than the Trudeaus, père et fils”

Another warning

John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail a couple of days ago, said: “Last week’s Throne Speech mentioned Alberta once, when Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government promised to help the province’s workers adjust “to meet a net zero future” of carbon emissions. That document could be remembered in history as one of the many actsContinue reading “Another warning”