Tag Archives: Election

The Day Before

Canadians go to the polls on Monday to choose a national government. Or at least those who haven’t already voted by mail or in the advance polls, where about six million votes have already been cast. If the polls are right, it is going to be a close one with the probable outcome a Liberal […]

Voting Day Blues

It is COVID-19″s fault. But probably many people haven’t realized it yet, and won’t before September 20. By which time it may be too late. This weekend is the advance polling in Canda’s federal pandemic election, the one the Prime Minister kept insisting he didn’t want – until he called it, hoping to be returned […]

Voting Day – Again

Americans go to the polls today to choose a president. I don’t have a vote, which is just as well since I’m not impressed with the choices. Are you? Four years ago, when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, I posted this plea on election day. I was going to write something new today, nothing has […]

Narrowing The Field

Last week pundits were calling Bernie Sanders unstoppable in the race for the US Democratic party nomination. Now Joe Biden is the front runner. Last week Biden’s campaign looked all but over. Now other big-name candidates have dropped out, throwing their support to him in the hopes of stopping Sanders. Biden is the hope of […]

Pressing The Flesh

Democrats go to the polls today in New Hampshire as that state holds its presidential primary. After last week’s Iowa caucus fiasco, the party is desperate to get things right. I’m not a fan of the primary system, for reasons to numerous to detail here, but I understand why the New Hampshire vote has traditionally […]

Today’s Dilemma

It is Saturday. Election day in Canada is nine days away. Unless you are voting early. My son suggested we go vote as a family today. He won’t be in the country on October 21, so he has to vote early or not vote. For hi this is a simple election. He made up his […]

The Immigration Debate – II

It is a hot election topic, and not just in Canada. Donald Trump expects to ride it to victory in 2020. It led to Angela Merkel’s decision not to seek another term as Chancellor of Germany. It fueled Brexit. But does anyone really understand immigration? It is a political hot potato in Canada’s fall election. […]

The Immigration Debate – I

Everyone has an opinion about immigration. That was clear as Canadian political leaders debated the subject Monday night. It is a major issue in Canada’s federal election. An emotionally charged one. The truth is that immigration is one of those issues that shouldn’t be a matter of much debate. Canada needs immigrants. We have a big […]

Up For Debate

It is make or break time (perhaps) for the leaders of Canada’s five national political parties. Tonight, two weeks from election day, they square off against each other in an English-language debate. To undecided voters like myself, this is a chance to assess the leaders and their policies. How do they square up against each […]

Confronting Climate Change

Whatever happened to the out of control wildfires in the Brazilian rain forest? Six weeks ago, they were at the forefront of the daily news. I just realized though that it has been a month since I heard them mentioned. I guess the situation is under control, temporarily anyway. You can expect lots of talk […]