Tag Archives: Politics

Required Reading (and Writing)

It hadn’t struck me before, though I know I’ve read it dozens of times, at least. What a great idea for efficient government! I wonder if we could do it today? I was doing some Bible reading the other day, and came across these words in the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy:  When he takes […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Blind Eye To Corruption

The Premier of Ontario is in court today. Kathleen Wynne should be embarrassed by that. But she probably isn’t. Wynne is a witness in what essentially is a corruption trial involving her political party. It is alleged that inducements were offered to a potential candidate to stand aside so that the party’s preferred nominee could […]

Welcome to Fantasyland

Americans are crazy. Kurt Andersen should know; he’s one of them, though he insists he is sane. Don’t all crazy people say that? Fantasyland, which is published today, is a voyage through American history, a look at how American society reached the point where someone like Donald Trump could be elected as President of the […]

The Dog and Trump Days of August

The Donald Trump show took on new highs, or lows, last month and I resisted commenting. At its height I was on vacation in the US, which gave a different perspective on the circus than I usually get at home. Now though I feel I have to weigh in, but probably not the way you […]

Into The Sunset

Yesterday’s post was a milestone, and I didn’t realize it at the time. It was my 1,000th post in this space. I just thought it was worth mentioning, given that today’s post is about another milestone. Today is my last day on Parliament Hill. After 10 years of working at the heart of our democracy, […]