I'm told that the old expression about putting one's thumb on the scales originated with dishonest merchants who tried to add a little weight to their sales by doing just that. It has become a synonym for corrupt practices, especially for corrupt political practices ... ... so I am not surprised when I saw this, … Continue reading A thumb on the scales
About three years ago I asked myself if the Trudeau Liberals were making rookie mistakes or were they just "tone deaf"? Now I have to ask myself if they are still just "tone deaf" or is their own polling so bad that they are desperate? The issue is the ill-conceived $600 Milion bailouts for some, … Continue reading Tone deaf or desperate?
Stephen Chase and Robert Fife, writing in the Globe and Mail, continue to harry the Trudeau regime over its dealings with big business. In this case, they report that "The federal government alerted New Brunswick’s Irving family that The Globe and Mail was seeking information from public servants about whether the family’s shipbuilding company had … Continue reading Conspiracy? I don’t think so.
Warren Kinsella used to run Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's campaign "war room" back in the 1990s and early 2000s. He was not, I think, one of the Manley Liberals, but his Liberal roots are strong and deep and he is extraordinarily critical of Justin Trudeau, as is former Liberal Pary of Canada president (1998-2003) Stephen Ledrew. … Continue reading I hope …
Greg Weston, a former journalist and now a principal at the Earnscliffe Strategy Group, suggested, over a week ago, on CTV's Power Play, that the October election may come down to which of the CPC and LPC can sling the most mud at the other leader. The election, he says, "if one party can make … Continue reading 2019: Are we doomed to a mudslinging match?
NDP MP Charlie Angus, referring to this story on CBC News about SNC-Lavalin executives being reimbursed for making donations to the Liberal Party of Canada, says, on social media: The CBC reports that "A confidential document sent to the Liberal Party of Canada in 2016, and obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada, reveals how top officials at the embattled … Continue reading He’s got a point
I see, from a Canadian Press report by Joan Bryden, carried on CTV News, that Andrew Scheer "revealed Sunday that he received a letter on March 31 from Trudeau's lawyer, Julian Porter, threatening a libel suit." Mr Porter said, in his letter, that ""The prime minister supports wide-ranging and vigorous political debate on matters of public policy … Continue reading Wouldn’t that be fun?