Trudeau plays his conservative opponents like a fiddle and they’re too stupid to realize it.

From the hyperventilating going on, you'd think that Trudeau has outlawed all firearms. He hasn't. He's done the thing that so many Canadians mock Americans for: banning of military grade weapons. Included on the list you'd find RPG's and rocket launchers. Here's the list. Outrage. What he is guilty of is exploiting another crisis to … Continue reading Trudeau plays his conservative opponents like a fiddle and they’re too stupid to realize it.

Coronavirus and its silver lining

Look, there has to be a silver lining to the outbreak of a major pandemic in this modern age. I don't mean to make light or joke around at anyone's expense; there are real people who have died in this pandemic - made worse by the actions (or lack thereof) of powerful leaders. In watching … Continue reading Coronavirus and its silver lining

Barack Obama endorses Justin’s re-election

I have no doubt this will lift the spirits of centrist liberals who prop up Justin Trudeau. But consider this. Barack Obama campaigned on hope and change in 2008, a generally Liberal agenda, he delivered a mostly incremental upgrade in domestic policy. Don't get me wrong, if I were American, I would have voted for … Continue reading Barack Obama endorses Justin’s re-election

Charter rights are meant to be protected. Unanimously.

If you're wondering why the abortion issue has sprung up in this election, it's because some folks have called out Elizabeth May and the Green Party’s ambiguity on abortion rights in Canada.  Specifically, the Green Party prides itself on being “un-whipped” when it comes to it's potential MP’s in that the party caucus won’t force … Continue reading Charter rights are meant to be protected. Unanimously.

Strike two, Ms May

Not everyone wants to vote Liberal or Conservative. This has been traditional fertile ground for the NDP for those left of centre folks or provides an opening for right wing competition to the conservatives. And let's be honest. 3rd and 4th parties want a minority parliament because that gives them the opportunity to leverage their … Continue reading Strike two, Ms May

The Greens are trying their hand at populism and its just as disingenuous as anything on the far right

I get the antipathy towards fracking; its a drilling technique fraught with risks to carbon pollution; potential groundwater contamination and seismic activity. Its also the exclusive technique used to extract natural gas and shale oil. Now for the sake of this article, I'm not considering the environmental aspect of the Green's argument - because at … Continue reading The Greens are trying their hand at populism and its just as disingenuous as anything on the far right

How Scheer’s conservative allies are handing victory to Justin Trudeau

And full disclosure: I'm not a liberal party supporter and likely will not vote for them this time either. The intensely personal nature of the political attacks against Justin Trudeau are turning off folks who the conservatives would need to win. I get it, alright? The Trudeau name is highly unpopular, even hated, by many … Continue reading How Scheer’s conservative allies are handing victory to Justin Trudeau

Green Party retains the services of astute insider, Warren Kinsella

But this may not play out as you imagine. It's not a big secret that Warren's leanings are clearly Liberal; whether he's a party member or not. He was an able war-room soldier for the Chrétien gov't and earned the grudging respect of even his opponents while he held the role. But let's look deeper. … Continue reading Green Party retains the services of astute insider, Warren Kinsella

Class warfare politics again

If you're just tuning in now, you may have been tempted to think the rising star of the conservatives will run to the rescue of beleaguered modest and middle income earners and save Canada from the elitist egg heads of the Liberal Party. There's a problem with that. Both Liberal and Conservative politicians serve the … Continue reading Class warfare politics again

Everyone calm the fuck down

The NDP is not going through some existential crisis, the political ground that's moving is on the right and far right; and this is not a playground the NDP should dabble in. Ever. Its worth reminding folks that Saint Jack Layton was a relative centrist in his overall philosophy; this is why he appealed to … Continue reading Everyone calm the fuck down