A thumb on the scales

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

Conspiracy? I don’t think so.

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.

I hope …

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 …

2019: Are we doomed to a mudslinging match?

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?

He’s got a point

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

Wouldn’t that be fun?

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?