Right to die (2)

I expressed my own (some what muddled) views on the "right to die" issue about six weeks ago. The Trudeau regime is intent on rushing a bill (C 14) through parliament ~ in fact the origins of the "elbowgate" fiasco, which saw our prime minister make a fool of himself and insult democracy because he … Continue reading Right to die (2)

The Technoviking says …

My friend the Technoviking (AKA Major David Garvin of The Royal Canadian Regiment, currently posted in Washington DC) gets "down and dirty" with some food for thought for the Defence Review in his blog post. He describes, in a bit of detail, what a "real" army battle group,* ready to face a perceived Russian threat … Continue reading The Technoviking says …

Russian threats

My somewhat alarmist view of Putin's Russia, especially in light of America's current weakness ~ some of which is caused by decades of irresponsible economic mismanagement, some created by a timid executive and a focus on domestic politics ~ is growing. I think Putin, once again, judges that the US led West is unwilling and, … Continue reading Russian threats

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

There is an interesting piece in the Globe and Mail in which Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says that he is considering a "super SIRC" (Security Intelligence Review Committee) "to solve a problem at the border agency, which has no process in place to deal with complaints about officer conduct." The article goes on to … Continue reading Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Grassroots optimism, on balance

I wondered, in the days leading up to the CPC Convention if we were going to see grassroots anger, or grassroots optimism. ¬†On balance, the media and I seem to agree, we saw mostly optimism and confidence in the future, and lots of openness, respectful and mature debate and pride in what the CPC has … Continue reading Grassroots optimism, on balance