Birds of a feather

Garnett Genuis, the Conservative MP for the Alberta riding of Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan and the deputy (to Erin O'Toole) critic for foreign affairs, is featured in a brief (supplied by him?) opinion piece for the Sherwood Park-Strathcona County News (for which he wrote a column, off and on, since he was 15) in which he suggests … Continue reading Birds of a feather

True, this

Take two minutes, please and watch this video from Oil Sand Action: They speak for me, and unlike Prime Minister Justin Trudeau they do not speak out of both sides of their mouths, promising one thing in Edmonton and the opposite in Québec. This should be two minutes well spent ~ many people report feeling … Continue reading True, this

And even more about the new numbers

At the risk of offending readers who think I should confine myself to purely military matters, I offer this, which follows on from yesterday's post about Abacus Data's latest poll. One of my interlocutors said, a few days ago, in response to my comments about the shifting numbers the election polls give us, "Do not … Continue reading And even more about the new numbers

Trudeau’s foreign policy failure … and another prescription for saving the liberal order

The Globe and Mail's award-winning international affairs correspondent Doug Saunders, someone with whom I (almost equally) often disagree and agree, has penned an insightful piece in the Good Grey Globe in which he says that "Suddenly, Canada finds itself almost alone in the world, with a Liberal government realizing that its optimistic foreign policy no … Continue reading Trudeau’s foreign policy failure … and another prescription for saving the liberal order

We need adult leadership

Professor Michael Ignatieff is the former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and, currently, is president and rector of the Central European University, in Budapest, Hungary. Previously Dr Ignatieff served as a professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He testified (via video-conference) at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign … Continue reading We need adult leadership

The only logical conclusion

Bill C-48 is described, by the Senate of Canada as: Why is the North coast of BC more important than, say, Quebec or Atlantic Canada? Ron Wallace, a fellow at the independent, non-partisan Canadian Global Affairs Institute asked that question in an opinion piece in the Calgary Herald late last year. He cited data from Clear … Continue reading The only logical conclusion

A fine second pillar

Andrew Scheer gave the second of what he promises will be a series of major policy addresses that will, eventually, provide a firm supporting structure for the Party's 2019 election platform ... the first pillar was erected in a foreign and defence policy speech he gave in Montreal last week. It was full of good … Continue reading A fine second pillar