Editorial for Saturday, November 28, 2015- Objections to Refugees

There seem to be four loud objections to the 25,000 Syrian refugees coming to Canada: 1) we should be looking after our own homeless people; 2) they’re just ‘migrants’ looking for a better life, not ‘refugees’ fleeing for their lives; … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, November 14, 2015–The Trudeau Win

Weeellll, I didn’t see THAT coming. Watching the pundits and the parties sift through the entrails has been fun, too. Stephen Harper stood up election night, said the loss was his fault, then disappeared.  He resigned the leadership–fair enough–but calls … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, October 17, 2015–Premature Election Dissection

The last gasp of this needlessly long, expensive election begs discussion. If reports are true–that the Lizard of Oz (Australian Lynton Crosby), author of the Niqab Strategy, quit the Slime Train that is the Harper campaign; and that Mr. Trudeau’s … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, August 22, 2015-Week 3 of the Federal Election: A Mad Guy Became A Meme.

A brief note: Canadian taxpayers are footing the bill for this extremely long, thus expensive, election. When you have to pay back your shiny new child benefit in taxes next April, remember that your money bought Mr. Harper his nice, … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, August 8-Analysis of A Debate… that no one cares about, few saw and no one will remember by October

If you watched the Maclean’s/Rogers leaders debate Thursday evening, you can see why the rest of the candidates don’t want Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, included in their other debates: She’d beat them. Again. In spite of the Prime Minister’s … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, June 13, 2015–The Least He Could Do

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission recently delivered its final report about Canada’s Indian residential schools. Briefly in the news, it was quickly shoved so far in the back of the bus as to almost be on another bus entirely. Justice … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, May 30, 2015–Embrace Albertastan? Or Wait and See

The predictions of end-of-times in Albertastan, though not universal, continue nearly four weeks after the election. The Financial Post opined that the NDP victory could spark a stock sell off and stall investment in the oil patch. Deborah Yedlin called … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, May 16, 2015-Women in Public Are Really Chicks in the Crosshairs

The only thing surprising about Rachel Notley’s victory… Well, that would be it, actually. It’s a reasonably safe bet that everything was surprising to nearly everyone about Rachel Notley’s victory. In fact, Rachel Notley might be the only one who … Continue reading