Category: Politics

The Retreat of the Right

Okay, I’m going “pie in the sky” today. Like many voters in the developed world, I’m just so tired of all this populist/rightist/personality-cult politics we’ve been suffering through, I’d like to daydream a bit. The penchant for right-wing parties to choose leaders based on paternalistic qualities, combined with the evolution of new and complicated economic…

A Bad Review for “Foreign Actors” in Canadian Politics.

The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians was created by the Liberal government to investigate the interference of foreign actors in Canadian elections. Now they have made their report, and the implications are troubling. The composition of the committee is similar to the balance in Parliament; the Liberals have more members including the chairman,…

Guilty. Now What?

All right; the trial is over. The judge was conflicted, the prosecutor was corrupt, the prosecution’s witnesses were liars, none of it ever happened and it was all a political ploy by the Radical Leftist Democrats to persecute the Saviour of America. Gawd, does that man go on. But there are a couple of points…

Lobbying: Inequity in Government

There is no such thing as bad publicity, at least not in Pierre Poilievre’s poll-pumped world right now. He attracted a complete swarm of attention last week when he pronounced that lobbyists were useless. The immediate reaction from both left- and right-leaning media was, “Then why do you keep meeting with them?” I’m more interested…

Winging It to the Right

Big news this week is Pierre Poilievre’s impromptu visit to a far-right protest about the usual stuff. Nobody cared what the protest was about; the discussion was about the wisdom or stupidity Poilievre’s interaction with the radicals. The Background In order to understand what’s going on here, we need to dig a bit into the…