Category Leadership

The Next Prime Minister

A week from today Canadians will find out who will be the new leader of the Conservative Party (and potentially our next Prime Minister). I for one will be thankful that with the vote the email barrage will stop. Our Prime Minister is not elected. He or she is the leader of the party able […]

Prediction Time

You may have noticed that I have purposely avoided mention of Donald Trump in this space since he was sworn in as President of the United States. For those suffering from Trump Withdrawal Syndrome, this one’s for you. The traditional 100 days by which a President is first judged has passed. Reactions are mixed. His […]

March For Life 2017 – III

The annual March For Life received more media attention than usual this year. Normally the media ignores the event completely. Thursday though there was a tempest in the Ottawa teapot. A pro-life flag was raised over Ottawa City Hall.  It was quickly removed. Accusations were hurled. The Mayor was blamed (he’s pro-choice and says he […]

March For Life 2017 – II

I had this nagging feeling I shouldn’t accept the request to speak to the seniors’ group at church on May 11, but I couldn’t remember why. So I said yes. That was yesterday, the day of the annual March For Life. Because I was speaking in the late morning I didn’t get downtown until after […]

Not With A Bang But A Whimper

I had planned on sharing more pictures of the Kingston Penitentiary today, but decided those can wait until tomorrow. I am a political junkie and the hot Canadian political news takes precedence. More of the Kingston Pen tomorrow. As I predicted, Canada will not be following the American model and selecting a reality TV star […]

Buckingham Palace I

I knew from the map it was at the end of St. James Park, and indeed, I could see it in the distance. So I headed over to visit for the first time since 1981. I didn’t have the courage to ring the doorbell though. In 1981 I don’t remember the street in front of […]

Who Would You Choose?

I live in a government town. A lot of the time it seems like people expect the government to pay for everything, including public art. But it isn’t the same everywhere. There are a number of statues in central London that were erected not at government cost but by the donations of people like me […]