National Newswatch

Canadians are suckers. Just look at our oil exports

Oct 15 2018 — Kelly McParland — If you haven’t been reading the business pages, you might not know that Canadian ingenuity has developed a stunning new business model: producing expensive oil and giving it away cheap. The gap between Canadian and U.S. oil is nudging US$50 a barrel. Alberta gets around US$26 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate is in the […]

Who will save the Conservative Party from self-destruction?

Feb 19 2017 — Kelly McParland — At some point pretty soon, some high-ranking, thoughtful Tory – if such a thing is out there – has to step back, survey the Conservative landscape and call a halt to the party’s self-destruction. As in: “Hold on, what are we doing here? This is nuts. Let’s try again, from the beginning. All together now: […]

You could say Trudeau’s Liberals accomplished one thing this year — disappointing everyone

Dec 20 2016 — Kelly McParland — My favourite end-of-year review so far is one that ran in the Toronto Star under the guise of an editorial that wagged a worried finger at Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government. The Star doesn’t like criticizing Liberals. It’s proud of its heritage as Canada’s leading purveyor of righteousness. But sometimes it recognizes the unpleasant need to […]