What MUST happen

So, three things caught my eye today: First was a very informative piece in Politico about who has the power to “make or break” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2021. Not surprisingly a lot of Liberal ministers are there, especially some, like Patty Hajdu and Anita Anand who are in the news for less thanContinue reading “What MUST happen”

It is time (2)

Yesterday, I said that despite his many and manifest failures as a leader and as a person, Canadians remain likely to vote for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party because: They are, broadly and generally, satisfied with the way he has tried to help Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic ~ mainly by by spending lotsContinue reading “It is time (2)”

Just the beginning

Campbell Clark, writing in the Globe and Mail, says that “This wasn’t the end of snap-election dramas. It was the beginning.“ “We have,” he says “just entered the period of minority-Parliament power games that can end in an election campaign. That means the odds are that there will be a federal vote in months, ratherContinue reading “Just the beginning”

Hmmm … (2)

I see an article in the Toronto Star, coauthored by Zanana Akande, a former NDP member of the Ontario Legislature, Hugh Segal, a former Progressive Conservative strategist and Senator, and Greg Sorbara, a former Liberal member of the Ontario Legislature and a minister in the cabinets of David Peterson and Dalton McGuinty … … inContinue reading “Hmmm … (2)”

The Ford Factor (1)

John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, says that “In the next election campaign, whenever it comes, Justin Trudeau won’t have Doug Ford to kick around any more … [as he did] … In last year’s federal election … [when] … the Liberal Leader focused as heavily on the Ontario Premier, who was thenContinue reading “The Ford Factor (1)”

What’s wrong with Wexit? Everything*

Journalist and sometimes politician Stephen Taylor, writing in the National Post, says, and I agree with him, fully, that “The existence of the Wexit movement is a national tragedy … [because] … The Wexit movement is the latest uproar of Canadian regional populism. Canada’s bifurcation of haves and have-nots, contented and aggrieved, elites and non-elitesContinue reading “What’s wrong with Wexit? Everything*”

This …

… is pretty much the consensus forecast for the Canadian economy after we reopen for business. While this …   … is the Trudeau-Morneau response. (Source: The National Post, 14 May 2020.) And, this … … is you and me and our children and grandchildren and even great-grandchildren because, for years, Fiance Minister Bill MorneauContinue reading “This …”

The Conservative problem

Andrew MacDougall, a senior public relations consultant in London (the big, British London, not London, Ontario) and a former head of PR in former prime minister Stephen Harper’s PMO, has penned an important opinion piece in the Globe and Mail, that I really hope the high-foreheads in the Conservative Party‘s HQ all read and takeContinue reading “The Conservative problem”