Tag Archives: Canada

The Rules

As crimes go, it was a minor offense. He was eating a chocolate bar. I had to wonder though if it said something about attitude. If it was a subtle reminder that rules are for other people. Or maybe I’m being influenced by past behaviour, by the alleged groping of a female reporter years ago, […]

Loose Lips

It’s happened again. Politicians spouting their mouths off and (presumably) regretting it later. It probably happens everywhere, but it is the Canadian examples that gall me. During the Second Word War there was a poster found in many places that read “loose lips sink ships.” It was a reminder not to talk about any war-related […]

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 […]

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 Things have been changing so rapidly that whatever I write seems to be out of date by the time I finish it, so I have refrained from posting.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 […]

Forty Degrees of Separation

I turned on Ottawa radio yesterday (online of course), looking for Canadian news. What struck me most though was the weather. In Ottawa it is still winter. Morning temperature was minus 21 Celsius –  and that isn’t taking the wind chill into account. It felt a lot colder than that to those leaving for their […]

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 […]