Aug 1 2021 — Lorne Gunter — Sun Media — There have been a rash of columns lately across the nation cautioning Justin Trudeau and the Liberals not to assume a majority is in the bag if they call an early election. Of course, nothing in politics is certain. But if Liberal supporters can’t be pried away from their party over the SNC-Lavalin scandal, in […]
Jul 18 2021 — Sun Media — The late British writer G.K. Chesterton once famously observed that “journalism largely consists in saying ‘Lord Jones is dead’ to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.” Such was the case with media coverage last week as Toronto Council — often the epicentre of absurdity in Canadian municipal politics — lived up to its […]
Jul 16 2021 — Rick Bell — Sun Media — We heard a lot about the prime minister during the last Alberta election. A whole lot. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The bad guy. That was then, this is now and some who cast their ballot for Jason Kenney’s United Conservatives and welcomed his pledge to tangle with Trudeau and then put the man in the […]
Jul 11 2021 — Lorne Gunter — Sun Media — Canadians don’t seem to like early elections, at least not those called just for the political advantage of a sitting government. I offer as exhibits David Peterson’s Liberals in Ontario in 1990 and Jim Prentice’s Tories in Alberta in 2015. In both cases, parties with strong majorities looked at the polls, thought they could increase […]
Jul 7 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — Sun Media — Going by media coverage, you would think the three biggest issues with regard to Canada’s Indigenous people today are the discovery of unmarked burial grounds outside residential schools and burning down churches and toppling statues of Sir John A. Macdonald in retaliation for their creation.
Jun 26 2021 — Lorne Gunter — Sun Media — The Liberal government is suing the House of Commons and the Speaker to prevent MPs from getting their hands on documents pertaining to the firing of two scientists with connections to China from their jobs at Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Lab. No one, not even the librarian of Parliament, can find an example of the cabinet […]
Jun 26 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — Sun Media — With Canadian governments never having hit a single greenhouse gas reduction target they’ve set since 1988, a new report by Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux explains why the Trudeau government won’t hit its latest target for 2030. Technically, Giroux’s report — Beyond Paris: Reducing Canada’s GHG emissions by 2030 — outlines the “prohibitive costs” Canadians […]
Jun 20 2021 — Lorne Gunter — Sun Media — If former Green MP Jenica Atwin had tweeted the white supremacist slogan “the Jews will not replace us,” it’s a safe bet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would not have welcomed her into the Liberal Party of Canada. But because hers was the more politically acceptable tactic of describing Israel as an apartheid state, she was […]
Jun 20 2021 — Lorne Gunter — Sun Media — You can forgive yourself if you’ve never heard of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB); the largely useless, ultra-expensive federal government boondoggle set up by the Liberals to boost the economy by funding infrastructure projects – “green” projects preferred. Most people in the infrastructure industry have probably never heard of the CIB, or wish they hadn’t.
Jun 13 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — Sun Media — Every day across Canada, politicians refuse to comment on issues under investigation by police, or before the courts, saying it would be inappropriate to do so. The reason — they say — is that it could appear they are trying to exert political influence on the justice system. But the opposite has occurred in the […]
Jun 13 2021 — Lorne Gunter — Sun Media — Coal produces “unacceptable environmental effects.” Plastic is “toxic.” The oilsands should be “phased out” and pipelines aren’t worth fighting for (except, of course, for the ones that bring gasoline, propane and other fuels to Ontario and Quebec right before a federal election). With an announcement Friday that Ottawa was effectively proclaiming federal jurisdiction over all […]