This is going to end up as another bit of a rant, I'm afraid, but I saw in a Hill Times reports that "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's failure so far to clearly explain the groping allegation against him 18 years ago is “front and centre” in the minds of some Liberal MPs as they head to … Continue reading 2019 (15): Another Trudeau vulnerability that must be exploited with care
Remember, a few years ago, when we all read about "The secret plot to destroy the Liberals"? Except it wasn't all that secret; the conventional wisdom was that Stephen Harper wanted something akin to the UK or US two party system wherein a solidly left wing NDP would compete, head to head, with a solidly … Continue reading Liberals and bell curves
I have commented before about the nature of "information warfare," and I think the ongoing tragedy on the Gaza/Israel border is a good illustration. Let me be clear: I am saddened by the massive, one-sided casualties which are enough to make many quite reasonable people doubt that Israel has all the "right" on its side. … Continue reading Information wars, again
First this is a bit of a circuitous post, and, second I may be marching confidently into a space where even the bravest angels fear to tread, but an article in Foreign Affairs by Dr Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institute caught my eye. It was the headline that intrigued me: "Post-Liberalism, East and West … Continue reading Post-Liberalism: Trost, Trudeau and Trump?
There is an interesting article, albeit a somewhat discouraging one for Conservatives, in the Hill Times, which says that polling (done before the Indian fiasco) indicates that "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s personal approval rating has dropped nearly 10 points since last May, but the Liberal Party of Canada has yet to take a hit, polling … Continue reading Some good news for the Liberal Party
There is a very useful article by David Coletto, CEO of ABACUS Data, about a presentation he gave to the recent Manning Networking Conference here in Ottawa entitled: "The next 10%: Reflections and data on how the Conservatives can grow." The article explains that while the most recent ABACUS Data polls show this ... ... … Continue reading 2019 (11): Filling the gap
Before I get to the topic of why 2018 matters, I suppose I should comment on the past week's news, especially "Bloody Sunday" in Toronto and the impact of #MeToo. First, let me say that I agree with and support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: the women coming forward are brave and they must be supported, … Continue reading 2019 (10): 2018 is a critical year