Productivity

In a report originally published in the Huffington Post and republished, online, by Yahoo-Finance, Daniel Tencer, who is the business editor of the Huffington Post, writes that "Canada has fallen out of the top 10 in a ranking of the world’s most competitive economies, a sign that Canadians may have a harder time succeeding financially … Continue reading Productivity

2019: Are we doomed to a mudslinging match?

Greg Weston, a former journalist and now a principal at the Earnscliffe Strategy Group, suggested, over a week ago, on CTV's Power Play, that the October election may come down to which of the CPC and LPC can sling the most mud at the other leader. The election, he says, "if one party can make … Continue reading 2019: Are we doomed to a mudslinging match?

A warning and a challenge

Liberal heavy-weight Scott Reid, in an article in the Globe and Mail that has been widely linked to and commented upon on social media, says that, as a result of the Jane Philpott/SNC-Lavalin/Jody Wilson- Raybould affair, "Mr. Trudeau has been remade into a mere mortal, a regular old politician – as someone concerned with the … Continue reading A warning and a challenge

Leaders give, they do not take

In the earliest days of the blog I said that we should look to Louis St Laurent, a mid 20th century Liberal, as a model for modern Conservative political leaders. My point was that the Liberal Party that St Laurent led, in the 1950s, was fiscally prudent, healthily nationalistic, socially moderate, mildly, progressive, committed to national … Continue reading Leaders give, they do not take

Just a reminder

This is a follow on from yesterday's post about immigration, and it is another policy proposal that will not sit well with some (perhaps many) of my Conservative friends. The Globe and Mail, in an editorial, reminds us that "Carbon taxes, today’s conservative bugbear, began life as a conservative idea." The Good Grey Globe's editorial … Continue reading Just a reminder

Is there any good news for anyone?

There is a lengthy and data filled article on the Angus Reid Institute web site ~ published before Jody Wilson-Raybould's bombshell testimony ~ which says that "As political watchers across the country await with bated breath testimony from former Attorney General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, the latest public opinion poll from the non-profit Angus … Continue reading Is there any good news for anyone?

Just in case …

... we forget; just in case it might slip our minds; when I was a boy, in the 1950s, most of the people in the world worked like this: Today, hundreds of millions, mostly in Africa but some people in Asia (which is a HUGE continent) and Latin America still do. But most people in … Continue reading Just in case …