It was 75 years ago, in the morning, that Canadian soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, supported by other Canadians in warships and in aircraft, landed at Juno Beach, in Normandy. The initial assault was carried out by: The 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade, comprised of ~ Regina Rifles at Courseulles (Nan Green beach), Royal … Continue reading 75 years
A bit more than a month ago I deemed the Globe and Mail's proposal for a nation-wide ban on handguns to be "arrant nonsense" because it would do little to address a serious problem beyond making those criminals who traffic illegal weapons even richer. Sadly, I must make the same comment about one aspect of … Continue reading Nonsense (2)
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
Yes, you read that headline write ... I, one of Justin Trudeau's fiercest critics, say "credit where credit is due" and I assert that it is due here, now because CTV News reports that "Canadian naval forces based on Vancouver Island will soon be joining the Japanese navy and the U.S. Seventh Fleet to enforce international … Continue reading BZ to Prime Minister Trudeau
There is an interesting opinion piece, by Thomas B Edsall, in The New York Times, headlined "Why the Fight Over Abortion Is Unrelenting." He gives the answer, provided by Professor Kristen Luker in 1984, right up front: "Why is the debate so bitter, so emotional?" Professor Luker asked. "Part of the answer is very simple: … Continue reading A civil abortion debate cannot happen here
Colin Robertson, a former Canadian diplomat (1977-2010) and, currently, Vice President and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, says, in an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail, that "Tweets and soundbites," both much loved by Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland, "are the fast food of communicating policy. Like news releases, they are frequent but mostly … Continue reading A full-course meal
About three years ago I asked myself if the Trudeau Liberals were making rookie mistakes or were they just "tone deaf"? Now I have to ask myself if they are still just "tone deaf" or is their own polling so bad that they are desperate? The issue is the ill-conceived $600 Milion bailouts for some, … Continue reading Tone deaf or desperate?