Populism – the scourge of the times. Or so we’re told. Brexit, Donald Trump, Le Pen, Dutch elections, German elections … the list of causes and victims is long and growing exponentially. Continue reading “Fanning or dousing the flames of populism”
Ours could be such a wonderful world, if only people were a bit smarter. And countries too. U.S. President Donald Trump keeps thinking up ways of limiting immigration to the U.S., while simultaneously trying to get rid of as many foreigners as possible. Continue reading “Common sense in immigration?”
We used to call them “push polls”, but a more appropriate term in this day and age – it’s 2017, after all – would be “fake-news polls”. And no one does it better than Nanos, a polling company that has traditionally slanted its polls to favour whatever their Liberal cronies espouse at any given time. Continue reading “Beware fake-news polls”
Why is Donald Trump such a big hit with so many people, not only in the US, but all over the world? Because, whether you like him or not, whether you agree with what he says or not, he says what he truly feels, and what a growing number of people believe as well. In a recent CBC documentary on body language, an expert in the field confirmed that Mr. Trump’s body language proves that what you see is what you get. In other words, unlike former President Bill Clinton, Mr. Trump doesn’t lie, but says what he knows, or believes, to be true. That he may be wrong on several things is really beside the point. What matters is that he’s authentic and genuine, and this is what people are looking for in their leaders nowadays. Continue reading “Dishonest and lying media”
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.
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.