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
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
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
Two items in the Globe and Mail caught my eye: First, Adam Tooze, a professor of history, and director of the European Institute, at Columbia University writes that "Mr. Trump’s trade policy is a strange mélange. It represents not one single coherent response to globalization, but a series of reactions superimposed one on top of the … Continue reading Will the (possible) US-China trade deal be bad for Canada?
This is a follow on from yesterday's post about immigration, and it is another policy proposal that will not sit well with some (perhaps many) of my Conservative friends. The Globe and Mail, in an editorial, reminds us that "Carbon taxes, today’s conservative bugbear, began life as a conservative idea." The Good Grey Globe's editorial … Continue reading Just a reminder
So, I see that Joyce Murray has been appointed as President of the Treasury Board, this is, as the CBC says, "the third cabinet shuffle in three months for the prime minister, after a domino effect of resignations starting with former Treasury Board president Scott Brison, then Wilson-Raybould from her new posting at veterans affairs, then Philpott. … Continue reading Joyce Murray is in
I know I'm beating this Team Trudeau/SNC-Lavalin/Jody Wilson-Raybould scandal to death, but, even after the shocking resignation of Jane Philpott, it needs to be seen in a broader context, and Erin O'Toole, the Conservative shadow foreign minister, has provided, on social media, a brief but comprehensive history of the Trudeau regime's ongoing interference with the … Continue reading A brief history of Trudeau-Liberal sleaze