Lies, damned lies and the PMO

Some time ago, back in July of 2018, Diane Francis, a veteran journalist, editor, author and commentator said, in an opinion piece in the Financial Post, that “U.S. President Donald Trump is an irrepressible and irresponsible tweeter, but so is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau … [when] … In January 2017, Trump imposed a “travel ban” …

And here’s a ‘news maker’ who makes a serious logical blunder

Faith Goldy, a sometimes media commentator and sometimes political candidate makes an enormous logical blunder on social media … … of course it’s not just Ms Goldy who is full of crap; it is the 40% and 57% and 59% of Canadians who are confused about immigration vs. refugee settlement vs illegal migration and they …

Quebec shoots itself in the foot (more on immigration vs refugees vs improper migrants)

Just when I thought that some Canadians were starting to get a grip on the immigration vs. refugee vs. migrant thing, Quebec’s Premier François Legault steps up to muddy the waters. Premier Legault, according to an article in the Globe and Mail, wants to “temporarily reduce immigration to the province by more than 20 per …

He’s got it exactly right

Thomas Walkom, writing in the Toronto Star, gets it 100% right when he tells the story of “Rahaf Mohammed … [the] … 18-year-old Saudi wants to escape the constraints of her family, her native country and her religion.” He tells the story, somewhat improbably in places, of how the young lady, despite being, she claims, …

Punching below our weight

Lawrence Martin in a journalist/commentator with whose opinions I very often disagree; he has a strong anti-conservative, and pro-Liberal bias; he has been a reliable leader of he Justin Trudeau cheering section. But that doesn’t mean that he’s blind to reality nor that he is totally uncritical. In a recent column in the Globe and …

Populism and the Canadian ‘Precariat’

I have written, perhaps too often, about my fears for the future of the liberal-democratic, capitalist, secular and rules based “new world order” that was created by the men who worked for and around US Presidents Roosevelt and Truman and British Prime Minister Churchill … one of those men was Canada’s Louis St Laurent, first …

Well, thank all the gods

John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, says that “The problem of people crossing the Canada-U.S. border illegally and then seeking asylum just became a bigger headache for the Liberals, one they emphatically do not need less than a year before the next election.” Well, all I can say is thanks to all the …

Canada needs to reverse course

A few days ago I noted that Australia has announced that it will not sign the United Nation’s new Global Compact on Migration because, the Australian government said, “the final draft of the compact said that migration detention should only be used “as a measure of last resort” and states should work towards alternatives … [but] … After failing …

Irregular (that’s a euphemism for illegal) migrants, again

Two stories caught my eye: First, Candice Malcolm, writing in the Toronto Sun, says that “Canada is on track to receive more asylum applications in 2018 than any previous year since the Immigration and Refugee Board started tracking this information in 1989 … [and] … This year, Canada is on track to receive more than 55,000 …

It will be a shame if it does

John Ivison, writing in the National Post, says that recent polling suggests that “that the consensus that has characterized Canadian attitudes towards immigration for the past four decades is in danger of shattering.” He quotes Michelle Rempel as saying that “the consensus is under pressure because the Liberals have bungled aspects of immigration policy like …