On Donald Trump (2)

A couple of days ago I discussed Professor Charles Kupchan's views on Donald Trump's isolationism. I concluded that "For Canada, I believe that the new Trump Doctrine will not lessen threats to our vital interests in the world. In fact, I believe that President Trump will continue to pressure Canada, and other allies, to take a larger and larget … Continue reading On Donald Trump (2)

We can’t make this up

Lauren Krugel of the Canadian Press says, in a report published by Global News, that "Amnesty International has warned Alberta Premier Jason Kenney that his government’s fight against oil and gas industry foes puts human rights at risk ... [and, Alex Neve, Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada] ... outlined his concerns in an open letter Tuesday that highlighted … Continue reading We can’t make this up

“Mad Dog” speaks; Canada should listen

It is no secret that I am an admirer of retired US Marine Corps General and former US Secretary of Defense James "Mad Dog" Mattis; in fact, back in April of 2016 I hoped that he would run for president of the USA to spare America from having to choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton … Continue reading “Mad Dog” speaks; Canada should listen

Doing the right thing, the right way

I really didn't' think, in the past months and even years that I would be saying this, but ... President Donald Trump is doing the right thing, i.e. being a good leader, and he's doing things right, too, being a good global, strategic manager. I did comment when US President Donald Trump announced (October 2018) … Continue reading Doing the right thing, the right way

This time she’s right

I continue to believe that Chrystia Freeland is a miserable failure as Canada's foreign minister, but, according to a Reuters report published in the Huffington Post, she has got one thing right. The article says that "The Canadian government remains opposed to Russia rejoining the group of leading industrialized nations formerly known as the Group of Eight, … Continue reading This time she’s right

Big news

This, from Murray Brewster on CBC News, is big news ... maybe. It is big because of the potential costs. I was in and around the procurement world when the current North Warning System was approved and built. I can assure readers that the $1+ Billion price tag was a big deal in the 1980s … Continue reading Big news

Alternative history (2): More on the Brexit

This post is, mostly, conjecture. I remain convinced that a hard head says that the Brexit is a mistake but I am also persuaded that Britons voted, in a slight majority, with their hearts, not their heads, and I hope they were right. Lawrence Summers, a noted economist, the former president of Harvard University and … Continue reading Alternative history (2): More on the Brexit