Trudeau Had a Sweet Deal and He Blew it

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a contract with Canadians, a contract he has broken several times over.  Now, let me quickly add here, I’m not talking about an actual legally-binding contract; what I’m referring to instead, is more like an informal, implicit deal that was struck five years ago between us and Trudeau.  The deal […]

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Canada’s corrupt kleptocracy

  There’s even a name for it.  It’s in the dictionary and everything.  The Merriam-Webster people define it as “government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed.” That’s what we’ve got in Canada, now.  Our national government, the Justin Trudeau-led government, is that.  It’s arrival was heralded […]

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Peter MacKay’s fundraising numbers just don’t add up

If Conservatives are lucky, the often-petty squabbling between adherents of the various leadership candidates will end once the ballot deadline arrives in a couple of weeks. Since nearly the beginning of the race, Conservative Twitter has been replete with jockeying about policies and one-upmanship about who the most conservative conservative in all the land is, […]

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Another premier down, another horrific leadership contest

On Thursday morning, Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil announced his pending retirement, just days after a leadership contest was concluded in Newfoundland and Labrador for that province’s premier – also a Liberal, for what it’s worth – and if the pending Nova Scotia contest is anything like the one in their neighbouring province, then it’s […]

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Alberta’s summertime frustration

  Summertime, and the living ain’t easy in Alberta. The fish may be jumping, but you can’t eat them or feed them to a pet because of the toxic blue-green algae in the province’s fresh water lakes. There’s no cotton, but the canola fields are looking a tad sickly after a July of record rain. […]

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Shades of Fyre Festival as the WE Imbroglio continues

  As the WE Imbroglio keeps rolling along and picking up steam, there has been a pervasive, nagging sense of familiarity with some of what has transpired.  As more revelations about the various WE organizations’ practices started coming out in the media, and as people expressed concerns that there was a generation of youth who […]

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Canada is in the midst of two national health crises

As Canada, and indeed, much of the world, continues to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is often overlooked that the country is in the midst of not one, but two national health crises. After appearing to slowly recede in 2019, the opioid epidemic has resurged, particularly in western Canada, and is causing more death […]

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Next Tory Leader Will Need to Unite the Conservative Kingdom

  I don’t want to rain on anybody’s parade, but it should be noted that whoever wins the Conservative Party leadership crown will only inherit half a kingdom.  I say that because Canada’s conservative community is actually made up of two distinct parts, each of which has its own goals and perspectives.  First off, there’s the Conservative […]

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