Category Politics

Overturning Roe

Imagine the outcry if it was the other way arouund. Imagine the reaction if the American president and vice president had referred to a Supreme Court of Canada decision in such a fashion, Canada’s government would have made a formal protest. It would have been a major diplomatic incident.  Feelings run high on all sides of […]

Are These Thoughts Dated?

In June 2016, right after the UK voted to leave the EU, I shared some thoughts about what the Brexit vote would mean for US politics and the upcoming presidential election. Seemed obvious to me, but apparently it wasn’t to the Democrats. Re-reading, I see some Canadian parallels as well. One paragraph in particular struck […]

Voting Early

I gave serious thought to voting for myself? After all, when would I get another chance? I realized late last week that I was going to miss the Ontario provincial election. Not just election day, but almost the entire campaign period, including the advance polls.  It was alkso too late for me to request a […]

Now There Are Six…

We are in the home stretch, more or less. The contest to see who will be the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (and potentially Canada’s next Prime Minister) has been narrowed to six candidates. I think there were about a dozen this time last week, as candidates scrambled to meet the deadline […]

Thoughts On The Leak

Abortion is a sensitive topic at the best of times. Which explains the uproar over a leaked US Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized the procedure in the USA.  I am curious about this leak. No Supreme Court decision has ever been leaked before. This is a […]

First Impressions

“It’s great to have a vision but you have to be able to actually get things done.” That is the challenge facing Conservative Party leadership hopeful Leona Alleslev. Can she convince enough party members that her vision of Canada is the right one (pun intended), and then convince Canadian voters to allow her to implement […]

Not Even A Long Shot

Last week I heard Roman Baber speak. You are forgiven for saying “who?” It was a political meeting, a chance to meet one of the candidates running to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and probably our next Prime minister. Baber is one of the candidates perceived to have an almost zero chance […]

Yesterday’s Man? Maybe Not

Sometimes perceptions don’t match reality. I saw that in action this past week. The race is on to find a leader for the Conservative Party of Canada, to replace Erin O’Toole who was ousted by the party caucus earlier this year. I’m following the race closely, given that the new leader may very well be […]

No April Fool’s Joke

The price of gas went up at the pumps today. I’m not sure by how much, because I haven’t been out yet. News reports earlier suggested the hike would be 11 cents a litre (44 cents an American gallon). Certainly the war in Ukraine has been the cause of some of the recent hikes in […]

Voting Day

Voting in Canada next federal election will take place over three days. That’s a great idea, but it doesn’t go far enough.  The changing of the voting day from one to three days is part of the deal the governing Liberals have struck with the NDP. In exchange for pharmacy, dental care and other programs, […]