SNC: The Gift That Tries to Keep on Giving

The Liberal government clearly wants to kill the SNC Lavalin affair. It has tabled a new budget with plenty of bright shiny promises to which media and voters may turn their attention. The Liberal-dominated parliamentary justice committee has abandoned all further investigation of the SNC affair. Now along comes some help from Conrad Black to say that SNC is a “sideshow” to the real JWR issue. Mr. Black brings up the questionable qualifications of Jody Wilson-Raybould (JWR) for the minister of justice position and her “activist” actions as minister of justice relative to advancing the privilege of aboriginals in Canada. … Continue reading SNC: The Gift That Tries to Keep on Giving

Quick And Dirty Election Campaign

Canadians will elect a national government on October 19th. While the country does not go in for the protracted campaigning of its US neighbor nor directly elect its top executive, it emulates the US in other ways politically. All partisan politics is dirty business but it seems that Canadians have lowered themselves culturally over several decades to simply copy the Americans at their worst. After Barack Obama was anointed in 2008 in a populist campaign that appealed to both the old radical socialists and the young left on a platform of “hope and change” the Democrats replaced George W. Bush and … Continue reading Quick And Dirty Election Campaign

Polls That Count

Albertans awakened to a dreary, overcast morning with rain showers on Tuesday following election day in the province. The incumbent Progressive Conservatives will form another majority government. (Emphasis added. The Progressive Movement emphasizes social reform with a heavy hand of government doing the reforming for you, i.e. by force.) Election day on the other hand was an unusually warm and optimistic spring day for this latitude. Good turnouts in both advance and election-day polling appeared to bode well for the fledgling Wildrose party, touted variously as real conservatives, right-wing extremists or libertarians, depending mainly on who was making the observation. … Continue reading Polls That Count