National Newswatch

Memo to Trudeau — we support pipelines

Jan 16 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Few countries have been as willing to cut their own economic throats as Canada. We lose an estimated $15 billion annually in revenue to our economy — $40 million a day — because of our inability to get our oil to global markets, due to our lack of pipeline capacity. That means we have to […]

Trudeau ducks gender question

Jan 13 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — It was a simple and direct question to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a town hall meeting in Regina Thursday, politely asked by a young woman, that spoke volumes about today’s politics. About how you don’t have to yell at politicians to be effective in challenging their views. And about how the prime minister – […]

Rumours of Andrew Scheer’s demise a

Jan 10 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Predicting that Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives are done like dinner heading into the Oct. 21 federal election is dumb. Predictions such as: “Why Andrew Scheer will never be Prime Minister” (iPolitics.ca, May 3, 2018) and “Face it Conservatives. Picking Scheer was a mistake” (iPolitics.ca, Jan. 5, 2018) are dumb. How do we know?

Elizabeth May tells the truth on climate change

Jan 3 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The Green Party’s Elizabeth May is the only mainstream federal leader who’s a straight talker on climate change. Unlike the Liberals and Conservatives, she has a consistent position that makes sense if you believe, as she does, that man-made climate change is the most important issue facing voters in the Oct. 21 election, because it’s […]

Will Trudeau be our carbon crusader?

Dec 27 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — As we head into the New Year, I have a homework assignment for anyone who’s interested. It’s to watch Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and all federal Liberal cabinet ministers and MPs in 2019 to determine the following: Do they look like people who seriously believe Canada and the world face an […]

Fake news on Trudeau’s carbon pricing plan

Dec 19 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — You know things are getting wacky on the climate file when the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCoC) has to issue a statement shortly after releasing a report on its position on carbon pricing, clarifying what its report said. This as opposed to how the Trudeau Liberals and their media cheerleaders gleefully portrayed the fact the […]

Trudeau’s carbon tax isn’t about the climate

Dec 18 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax (aka price) isn’t a climate change plan. It’s a climate marketing plan. Its purpose isn’t to address man-made climate change by reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions to avert catastrophic global warming. It’s to win next year’s election against Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives.

UN’s climate circus lumbers on

Dec 16 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — The United Nations’ annual climate conferences, like the latest in Katowice, Poland — attended by thousands of politicians, bureaucrats, diplomats, scientists, special interest groups and media — are a circus and a fraud. From the first climate summit in Rio in 1992, followed by 24 annual UN “Conferences of the Parties” (COPs) to date, beginning […]

If Trudeau’s re-elected, carbon taxes will go even higher

Dec 13 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have finally outlined in recent media interviews what Canada’s carbon pricing/tax policy will look like if the Liberals win next year’s election. McKenna told The Canadian Press last week that by the end of 2020, a re-elected Trudeau government will introduce tougher industrial greenhouse gas emission […]

Trudeau’s got gall accusing Ford of moving emissions goalposts

Dec 9 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s accusation Ontario Premier Doug Ford is “moving the goalposts … (a) step backwards” on the province’s industrial greenhouse gas emission targets is laughable, given the Liberals’ sorry history on this issue. To say nothing of hypocritical. First, a brief explanation of why this controversy about “goalposts” erupted at Friday’s first ministers’ […]

Waste, incompetence define Auditor findings on Liberals

Dec 6 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s 2017-18 annual report on the performance of the now-defunct Ontario Liberal government during its final fiscal year in power, is a fitting nail in the coffin of their 15-year reign of error that started in 2003. Yet again, it is rife with examples of Liberal misspending, incompetence and blatant and inappropriate […]

What about Trudeau’s white male privilege?

Dec 5 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — It seems to me the best way to understand Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s many examples of virtue signalling is this. Because he perceives privileged white males as the impediment to social progress on so many issues, as a privileged white male himself he needs — not simply strives but needs — to distinguish himself from […]

Carbon tax carries toxic political costs

Dec 4 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — Governments around the world, including Canada’s, sold us on the idea the magic beans of carbon taxes would save our planet from climate change, while we made trillions of dollars doing it. Except it hasn’t worked out that way. Three years ago in Paris, on Dec. 12, 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the leaders […]

Trudeau wages phony climate war against Ford

Dec 2 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — The battle between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford over their duelling climate change policies demonstrates how the federal government has lost the plot on addressing man-made climate change. How what was supposed to be the most important environmental initiative of our lifetime has descended into a pointless, partisan squabble, with the […]

Phillips rolls out balanced environmental plan

Nov 30 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips’ environmental plan released Thursday correctly describes climate change as just one of many environmental challenges Ontarians face. Correct because the often hysterical political debate in Canada about man-made climate change has become the 10-tonne elephant in the room, choking the political will out of addressing other major environmental concerns Canadians […]