Category Politics

Shuffling The Deck in Ottawa

Canada’s Prime Minister must be somewhat nervous this morning, as media reports over the weekend said he would be shuffling his cabinet today. It is the third time in as many months. Cabinet shuffles used to be rare things. A Prime Minister would assemble the best talent possible and run with it. You could expect […]

Buyukada Orphanage

I was reading a news report about the possible re-opening of Halki Seminary in Istanbul, which was shuttered by the Turkish government almost 40 years ago, leaving Turkey’s Orthodox church without a seminary to train its priests, when I remembered this post I did four years ago about another Orthodox institution on a neighboring island. […]

The Face of Contrition

The Teflon Prime Minister gave us an act of contrition that was positively Biblical Thursday. Too bad it was the wrong chapter and verse. In an unusual 8 a.m. Ottawa time press conference (you don’t usually make big statements when half the country is still asleep), Prime Minister Selfie tried to put an end to […]

Contrition?

In the past week I have written three posts about the SNC-Lavalin scandal – and you have seen none of them. This is number four. Things have been changing so rapidly that whatever I write seems to be out of date by the time I finish it, so I have refrained from posting. Today though […]

On The Line

Jagmeet Singh’s future is on the line today. The leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party is contesting a by-election. If he loses he will be expected to step down as party leader. Singh’s strategy since winning the party leadership in October 2017 has been to travel the country meeting Canadians. He passed up on the […]

Me and The Arrow

  Sixty years ago today an event took place that changed Canadian society, the effects of which are still felt, something which would have a major impact my life, though I didn’t know it at the time. In a move that was either absolutely insane or fiscally prudent, the Conservative government of John Diefenbaker canceled […]

Fast Moving Events

I had a post planned for today that you will never read. That is the drawback when you  choose to write about current events. That post was about the latest investigation by Canada’s Ethics Commissioner into the Prime Minister and his office. I was going to comment on the nature of the scandal (involving interference […]