The other day I said that one of the three legs of the stool which Justin Trudeau's Liberals are using to excuse his mishandling of the whole We Charity fiasco is that the public service made him do it. Andrew Coyne takes him to task for that, in a column in the Globe and Mail, … Continue reading Lies, damned lies and the Canada Student Service Grants
... to all my friends and readers in the United States of America. America has, as always, much about which to be very proud. But there are storm warnings, too ... history, political divisions and the ongoing culture wars are taking a toll. But America's greatest strength is a free people who actually believe in … Continue reading Happy 4th of July …
Yes, yes, yes, I know it's"Canada Day," officially, since 1982, as part of our (unchanged since 1931) independence ... but I still think "dominion" is a very good word to describe those sovereign states that share a common constitutional monarch. It was "Dominion Day" for most of my life, thus far, and it will always … Continue reading Dominion Day
My father ... ... Lieutenant Commander Frank Campbell, captain of HMCS Louisburg, who is, officially, "Missing, Presumed Killed in Action at Sea" as of 6 February 1943.
I'd like to tell you a little bit about a young friend (I hope she'll agree that's not too strong a word). She's a twenty-something who lives in Hong Kong. Like many of her friends and fellow citizens, she is often out in the streets protesting the Beijing regime's attacks on democracy, freedom and the … Continue reading A personal reflection (4) on values and principles
... to my friends and readers in the Philippines and to many wonderful Canadians who came here from the Philippines.
I'm recovering from my birthday. Thanks, all, for the good wishes. I hope you'll check in tomorrow.
Today, 10 June, is my birthday. I'm turning 78 this year. I will take a day or two off to celebrate, quietly ... with my immediate family and close friends, only. Even that breaks the government's rules that seem, to me, to lie tattered and bleeding after last week. Anyway, cheers to you all ... … Continue reading Taking a day off.
... I just have to ask. This fellow ... ... has been all over the internet all day. He showed up in Toronto to join an anti-racism demonstration. According to Global News, the "man has been charged after he attended a protest against anti-Black racism in blackface on Saturday ... [after he] ... showed up … Continue reading I’m sorry, but …
Vanmala Subramaniam, who is a business reporter for the Financial Post has written, in the National Post, a heartfelt response to Rex Murphy's assertion, just days ago, in that same newspaper, that Canada is not a racist country. About six weeks ago, in a comment about Conservative leadership candidate Derek Sloan, I opined that he … Continue reading A personal reflection