Erin O’Toole raised a few good points about defence policy in his platform. Specifically he said that a Conservative government would focus on: Defending our Arctic sovereignty; Modernizing NORAD; Being a trusted NATO Partner: Reinforcing the cornerstone of Canada’s defence policy; Defending our partners in the Indo-Pacific; and Investing in our Armed Forces and ourContinue reading “Doing what’s needed to defend Canada (1)”
I have good genes … my Mother and several aunts and uncles lived into and then beyond their 90s. Thanks to a few good habits and modern medical care, I can (reasonably) hope to see my 100th birthday … in just over 20 years. I also expect (I guess I very reasonably fear) that thereContinue reading “Getting our aim right”
As I said yesterday, there are three weeks to go until the ballots are counted in the 2021 Canadian General Election. Some pundits say that the real campaign doesn’t start until tomorrow or, even, until next Tuesday and, therefore, the early lead that Erin Ot”Toole’s Conservatives have taken in the polls, turning the tables onContinue reading “Canada election: 2021 (2) The unprepared election”
We are just three weeks away from electing a new government in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it is the most important election since the Second World War. That’s hyperbolic nonsense, of course, but it is an important vote because if Canadians decide to give the Liberal Party another few years in power thenContinue reading “Canada’s Election: 2021”
I was looking back over 2,600+ posts over almost five and a half years, and I realized that I have been repeating myself too often. Some things, a few things, do bear repeating but it seems to me that I have said my piece and you have all been patient and, mainly, kind in readingContinue reading “Thanks for reading …”
… still resting.
I’m pretty sure it’s just a minor head cold ~ the outdoor temperatures have been up and down lately ~ but I feel a bit miserable so I’m taking a day or two to rest and recuperate.
Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), is in the news, again, as the government seeks another legal delay while it tries to make a law that does not offend someone’s Charter rights. Back in September of 2019 a Québec judge ruled that the existing Canadian and Québec lawsContinue reading “The problem of absolutes”
My friends who are born in the year of the Ox are said to be honest and earnest. That seems right to me. They are often low key and seldom seek praise or to be the centre of attention. This often hides their talent, but they’ll gain recognition through their hard work. This year ofContinue reading “Welcome to the Year of the Ox”
… many other things will, I suspect, all collide (only figuratively, I hope) when, in late 2021 for some of the world and 2022/23 for most of it, the current global pandemic is under control and life returns to “normal,” which probably includes the already familiar annual flu shot and and a new annual coronavirusContinue reading “Planes and ships and vaccines and passports and …”