Freeland’s slip was disgusting and deplorable

    Thousands dead, hundreds of thousands sick. Jobs, gone.  Businesses, gone.  Life savings and livelihoods, gone. Hope, fading. It is in the midst of all of that misery – in the middle of a week, no less, where Canada’s largest province expects as many as 18,000 new infections every day – the Deputy Prime […]

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Erin O’Toole wants a cookie for his climate plan

After months of touting how much better his climate plan was going to be, and how it was going to replace the Liberals’ “carbon tax,” Erin O’Toole delivered a damp squib on Thursday morning, declared it a masterpiece, and that he would like a cookie, please.  While I understand why certain people in the climate […]

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Will Biden have a backbone when it comes to Putin?

  Russia is massing troops near Ukraine and we are pondering what it can possibly mean.  Yup.  That’s a puzzler. NBC at any rate is puzzled.  It told me “Tens of thousands of Russian troops and convoys of tanks have been massing near the Ukrainian border since March, causing grave alarm in Washington and across […]

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Federalism is failing us all

    What’s good about Canada?  These days, I’m inclined to say very little.  The country as a whole has failed to protect people from the pandemic, and that’s because of the way this country was built.  In B.C., the Brazilian variant was allowed to get completely out of control, mostly so the Whistler ski […]

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Kenney shouldn’t be shocked by the nasty turn of events in Alberta

    Alberta Premier Jason Kenney had a moment of blinding clarity this week as he described the ragtag protestors and malcontents intent on bringing down the province’s Covid restrictions. “It is increasingly clear that many involved in these protests are unhinged conspiracy theorists,”  tweeted Kenney. Protests over the police shuttering of Grace Life Church […]

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Biannual conventions were an exercise in contrast

    By holding their biannual conventions simultaneously the Federal New Democrats and the Liberal Party of Canada provided voters and observers a glimpse of what is to come in the next general election.  Well, to observers, mainly, as most voters didn’t care to tune in for their virtual proceedings, and those who did probably […]

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