I was not going to address this issue …

... even though I found Ralph Goodale's attack on Andrew Scheer for his (2005) remarks about gay marriage to be hypocritical in the extreme, given that Mr Goodale, too, voted against legalizing gay marriage at that time, and even though I cited a newer and, in my opinion, more damaging comment by Justin Trudeau, I … Continue reading I was not going to address this issue …

More polls, but …

Éric Grenier, who does poll aggregations and analysis for CBC News, wrote, a few days ago, on the CBC News website, that "When this election year kicked off, Justin Trudeau's Liberals were on track for victory in the fall federal election. Now, as parliamentarians prepare to head home after this week's expected adjournment of the House … Continue reading More polls, but …

2019 (15): Another Trudeau vulnerability that must be exploited with care

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

Liberals and bell curves

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

Information wars, again

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

Post-Liberalism: Trost, Trudeau and Trump?

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?

Some good news for the Liberal Party

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