Squaring the pipeline circle

So, two things caught my eye the other day: First, TVA Nouvelles reported that "l’écologiste Steven Guilbeault serait nommé à la tête du Patrimoine canadien" (roughly: environmentalist (anti-pipeline activist) Steven Guilbeault will be appointed Minister of Canadian Heritage) which did happen; and Second, Kelowna Capital News reported that "Two First Nations in B.C.’s Interior that had … Continue reading Squaring the pipeline circle

Just do it

A couple of days ago I suggested that "If the Trudeau regime has half the brains the gods gave to green peppers they will cede, at a below-market value price, 51% of the Trans Mountain Pipeline to a consortium of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan First Nations and then use every legal means available to push that … Continue reading Just do it

Doing things right

There is a very interesting article in the Globe and Mail about a proposed new housing development in Vancouver. The development is interesting on a number of levels, because: "Planners are looking at providing parking for only 10 per cent of the apartments, far below the usual minimum ... [because] ... reducing the amount of … Continue reading Doing things right

What the CPC didn’t do (3)

In an essay in the Globe and Mail, John Ibbitson dissects the recent election and, not surprisingly, concludes that the Conservative party may have been its own worst enemy. He focuses on three key issues: Climate change ~ and he quotes the estimable Lisa Raitt who said that “"It’s a litmus test ... Climate change … Continue reading What the CPC didn’t do (3)

Damned if he does

This post, from the estimable and retired senior civil servant, diplomat and political insider (he was Brian Mulroney's Chief of Staff after holding a senior appointment in both provincial and the national cabinet offices) Norman Spector pretty much sums up Justin Trudeau's dilemma: I'm not going to repeat (well, not more than just this once) … Continue reading Damned if he does

What the CPC didn’t do

Back in the summer of 2016, I said (speaking as a Conservative partisan) that: "Our task in 2019 is far less daunting than the one the Liberals faced in 2013, 14 and 15. We need to convince ‘only’ about 1,000,000 voters to switch from Liberal to Conservative. Some of them, actually many of them, have voted for us in … Continue reading What the CPC didn’t do

The Trudeau Effect?

So, it's the day after the re-election of Justin Trudeau's Liberals and I see this on CTV News:  The story says that: "Dozens of Husky Energy workers streamed out of the company’s downtown Calgary location Tuesday morning carrying envelopes and paperwork signalling they’ve been laid off ... [and] ... Several workers, who did not want to … Continue reading The Trudeau Effect?