Some good (and free) advice for Prime Minister Trudeau

The great American general and statesman George C Marshall said … The biggest current “problem” for many Canadians, especially for many progressive Canadians and even more especially for those in the Liberal government is President elect Donald Trump. His attitude, as displayed to date, and his beliefs and promises, as enunciated on the campaign trail,Continue reading “Some good (and free) advice for Prime Minister Trudeau”

Politics in the new Roaring 20s

There is a very interesting article in Newsweek by Robert Reich who is a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, and Time magazine named him one of the 10 most effective Cabinet secretariesContinue reading “Politics in the new Roaring 20s”

No sense of urgency

Back in the 2015 campaign … remember all those promises? … a fellow named Michael Blais, an injured veteran, himself, was a spokesman for a group called “ABC,” Anybody But Conservatives, that campaigned aggressively for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. After the election the ABC veterans quietly folded their tents and Mr Blais founded a new group.Continue reading “No sense of urgency”

Three things that Churchill said …

Three things that Sir Winston Churchill said that always bear repeating … and … because, true as they may be, the desire to get something for nothing drives people to buy lottery tickets and support big, left wing governments. Conservatives must explain that their goal is to create more opportunities for more people to haveContinue reading “Three things that Churchill said …”


Three things have been nagging at me.a bit, over the past few days: First, a very interesting CBC News report about an CBC-Angus Reid poll, from almost a week ago,  that says that “According to the results of a national polling partnership between CBC and the Angus Reid Institute, those aged 18 to 34 have a muchContinue reading “Globalization”


No one is surprised when I, a self described ‘fiscal hawk‘ who wants a strong, effective and efficient military to give force to a principled foreign policy ~ partially by “growing” the defence budget without raising taxes (which means cutting elsewhere), but who does not advocate the wholesale “gutting” of social programmes, assert that PrimeContinue reading “Betrayal?”

Conscription? … only for a few?

Since there is, currently, thanks to Dr Kellie Leitch, so much debate about Canadian values I thought I would ask Conservatives what they think about this? The linked story, from the National Post, says that two well known ethicists (Udo Schucklenk of Queens University and Julian Savulescu of Oxford University) have proposed, in articles inContinue reading “Conscription? … only for a few?”