I recently came across an international survey that measured how well people in various countries around the world knew their respective countries. The British and the Dutch know themselves and their countries extremely well, according to the survey results, but Canadians came in thirtieth – in other words, the vast majority of Canadians don’t know their country and by all rights should not be allowed to vote (as the 2015 federal elections amply demonstrated). I took the time to answer the survey questions and obtained a full score. Continue reading “Anchors aweigh, 2017 here we come!”
Joseph Facal, a newspaper columnist in Québec, recently wrote an excellent article on what we can expect from the Canadian and global economies. The picture he paints isn’t pretty.
The blood of the people killed by Muslim terrorists at a Christmas (and not holiday) market in Berlin, Germany, sticks to the hands of German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doing his end-of-the-year tour, talking to the media about the year he’s had. But, spoiler alert, it’s not looking good, neither in the rear-view mirror nor in the crystal ball.
Canada’s Heritage Minister Mélanie Joy does not live in the real world with the rest of us. In fact, no Liberal knows anything about the real world, which is why we keep seeing such nonsense as “climate change” measures (and taxes on a phenomenon that does not even exist) or, quite recently, an attempt to do away with the time-honoured principle of doctor-patient confidentiality.
University students organize a fancy-dress party. The theme is costumes from different countries and regions. Photos of the party appear online, and the students at the party are immediately branded racists by typical lefties.
I will not keep you in suspense. The answer is one, and its name is Québec. English Canada, with no distinct identity of its own, is a colony or territory at best.
Faced with a bit of adversity today, I still found the time to LOL. You see, in most of eastern and central Canada (Ontario and Québec), and parts of the US eastern seaboard, the Internet was down for several hours.
Andrew Coyne, the scion of a Liberal family, always refuses to admit that he is a Liberal, and that Justin Trudeau is his God, but virtually every column he writes (for which he is grossly unqualified and overpaid) betrays his true leanings – as does his most recent one, in which he argues in favour of a carbon tax in Canada (even if the United States does not adopt one) and an ever decreasing Canadian dollar.
Back in 2012, many people were getting ready for the end of the world, on account of the Mayan calendar reaching its end in December of that year. A friend of mine and I were joking that it wouldn’t be the end of the world, merely the end of the world as we knew it, for nothing would be the same – what used to be up, would be down, and what used to be down, would be up. I guess we were not that far off the mark.