Author Archives: iamjema

Do not pity poor Andrew Scheer.

What happens to a man whose entire working career has been that of a Canadian politician?  He has stepped down as leader of the opposition which means he loses his free house, free car and chauffeur, chef and household manager.  … Continue reading

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Election 2019 musings

Written in early November and I forgot to post it…..   We are told over and over by those who should know better that Canada is a democracy. And yet we have just been shown again that democracy is a … Continue reading

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Halifax International Security Forum 2019

I tuned into part of this conference almost by mistake and if what I saw and heard was a reflection of the rest of the conference then I have to question why it took place.  What I saw was a … Continue reading

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A new bigger cabinet for Canada or is it?

    I watched the swearing of the 2019 Liberal Cabinet with some interest and some great disappointment. First and most important the same old oaths of allegiance were made to the Queen of the Commonwealth rather than to the … Continue reading

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Alberta and Saskatchewan unhappy again

“Wexit”  !   Alberta and Saskatchewan are talking about leaving confederation because they do not agree with social governments, preferring instead austerity for the people and handouts for the corporations which are destroying our earth. Ok, that is their choice … Continue reading

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Electing a minority government is not a bad thing.

Well, the hoopla is well over. We have a minority parliament, not a coalition as the talking heads keep repeating endlessly as if by them saying it over and over it will come to be. We have had minority governments … Continue reading

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Canadian Election of October 2019

The day before Voting Day What a boring, nasty election full of innuendos, accusations and falsehoods, and very little in the way of substantive ideas.  This was not about MPs so much as about the leader of the country. CBC, … Continue reading

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