A stab in the back?

Just as some Canadians in the commentariat are saying that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is giving our country “the worst Canadian government ever,” John Ibbitson, an astute observer, says, in the Globe and Mail, that “Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole needs to do a better job.” He’s got a long way to go, Mr Ibbitson saysContinue reading “A stab in the back?”

Just a reminder

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 editorialContinue reading “Just a reminder”

Self destruct? Not likely …

Lorrie Goldstein, writing in the Toronto Sun, says that “The federal Conservatives these days are a textbook example of the political reality that if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything … The latest example, ” he says, “is a bizarre brawl in the party over leadership contender Kellie Leitch’s logical proposal that immigrants to CanadaContinue reading “Self destruct? Not likely …”

Power and politics

Tom Parkin is described in his Sun News bio as having “a social democratic perspective.” He is said to have “politically cut his teeth as a student working to convince the University of Toronto to divest from apartheid South Africa, he later worked for social democratic governments in Ontario and Saskatchewan. He has worked in theContinue reading “Power and politics”

Sorry CPC, but I cannot fake enough outrage

I see, on social media, HUGE amounts of scorn being heaped on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals for having a cabinet meeting at a resort in Alberta. I’m apologize, especially to leaders of the CPC, but I cannot fake enough outrage to join in. First: of course, we (you) did it too. It,Continue reading “Sorry CPC, but I cannot fake enough outrage”

Things that make you go “Hmmm”

There is an interesting commentary in the Globe and Mail by Ian Buruma, who is a professor of democracy, human rights and journalism at Bard College in New York. The crux of Prof Buruma’s complaint is that unrestrained democracy, the ‘unlimited will of the people,’ will, eventually, sound the death knell for liberal democracy in America. HeContinue reading “Things that make you go “Hmmm””

Conservative Politics

Two political items caught my eyes, today: First, David Akin, in his blog … … which we should all have bookmarked, says that IF he decides to run the financier and media personality Kevin O’Leary will be a formidable candidate. Mr Akin includes a poll from Mainstreet Research: The Conservative Party will be holding aContinue reading “Conservative Politics”