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Justin Trudeau, Liberal virtucrat

Jul 18 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The Liberal “fear and smear” campaign against Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer orchestrated by Prime Minster Justin Trudeau is nothing new. The Liberals have always campaigned on the basis that the Conservatives are not only wrong, but evil. It’s part of the Liberals’ DNA. Thus, Trudeau and Co. absurdly suggest Scheer is a white supremacist sympathizer […]

Hypocrisy of Guilbeault nomination nothing new for Trudeau

Jul 14 2019 — Lorne Gunter — Justin Trudeau wants Quebec seats so badly in this fall’s election that he doesn’t care what he does to Alberta, as long as it brings him votes in Montreal. On Wednesday, there was the prime minister and Liberal leader hoisting clutched hands high with long-time anti-oil activist Steven Guilbeault who had just become Trudeau’s nominee […]

Remedial math for Liberals on climate change

Jul 14 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — With 98 days to go before the Oct. 21 federal election, the pollsters say human-induced climate change will be high on voters’ minds. Given that, voters should understand the election debate about this issue will be entirely about political perception as opposed to political reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna want […]

Maybe Canadian politicians should just lay low this summer

Jul 10 2019 — Anthony Furey — For the past few days political circles and talk radio have been unpacking a rude tirade by Ontario cabinet minister Lisa MacLeod aimed at Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. MacLeod apparently approached Melnyk unprovoked at a Rolling Stones concert the other weekend, calling out: “Do you know who I am? I am your minister and […]

The NDP campaign platform launch was a massive blunder

Jul 7 2019 — Jim Warren — We all know the old philosophical question “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” It’s intended as an experiment to question observation and perception. The same applies to politics. If a political party launches a campaign platform and no one pays attention, […]

Numbers show Trudeau’s climate promises are fake news

Jul 7 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatening to fine social media platforms if they don’t control “fake news,” the question arises whether the Liberals should be fined for promoting fake news themselves. Because their insistence Canada is on track to meet the greenhouse gas emission targets Trudeau agreed to in the 2015 United Nations’ Paris climate […]

If Trudeau loses it won’t be funny — and that’s the problem

Jul 6 2019 — Gerry Nicholls — Please don’t tell my Conservative friends, but I must confess this: if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t get re-elected in the fall, it’ll actually make me a little bit sad. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly no fan of the Liberals, it’s just that Trudeau being in power has been really good for my […]

Canadians want fewer refugees, while Liberals want more

Jul 3 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — A slew of recent public opinion polls on Canadian attitudes toward immigrants and refugees — the latest one commissioned by the CBC — suggest our views toward immigrants and refugees are hardening. The CBC poll by Public Square Research and Maru/Blue released Wednesday found 57% of the 4,500 adults participating in an online panel said […]

Nuclear power, natural gas are fuels of the future

Jul 3 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The previous Liberal government of Ontario — whatever its failings — can rightly boast it successfully completed one of North America’s largest-ever reductions of industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to human-induced climate change. From 2003 to 2014, a remarkably short time frame for such an achievement, premier Dalton McGuinty and his successor Kathleen Wynne cut […]

Lessons in plastic ban living from Europe

Jun 30 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Just back from Europe, were there are already lots of bans on single-use plastics, especially plastic straws. Two pieces of advice for Canadians as we get set for a federally imposed ban beginning in 2021: Learn to drink quickly and give up milkshakes. If you take too long to drink through a paper straw, it […]

Trudeau’s a ‘populist’ but just doesn’t know it

Jun 30 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Whenever Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals accuse Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and his party of “populism” leading up to the Oct. 21 election, remember this. While the PM means it as a knock against Scheer — essentially equating “populism” with racism and white supremacy — Trudeau’s every bit as much of a “populist” […]

Why hiking taxes on the rich doesn’t pay

Jun 26 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Making the rich pay higher taxes is, according to politicians like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, a tried, true and easy way of making life better for average Canadians. Trudeau, for example, hiked the top federal income tax rate in 2016 for those earning more than $210,000 annually by four percentage […]

Doug Ford has so far influenced conservatives across Canada

Jun 23 2019 — Jim Warren — After one year in office, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has dramatically changed the way Conservatives play politics and, in the process, influenced how Alberta Premier Jason Kenney launched his government this spring. Ford’s new political playbook also will impact an Andrew Scheer government if he wins in October in Ottawa. Love him or loathe him, […]

All of sudden, Trudeau has conservatives boxed in

Jun 23 2019 — Anthony Furey — Throughout the first half of the year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was against the ropes. He was hammered almost daily by first the China mess and then Lavscam and it even seemed – for a few days – that his political demise was imminent. A lot of that is gone now. Yes, Trudeau’s numbers dropped […]