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.
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.
I’m not a climate change denier. It’s a real phenomenon, but the one thing that isn’t true is that it is ‘man-made’. You want proof? I’ll give you proof: the fact that none of our global measures will reduce the planet’s temperature proves that ‘man’ has no control over climate. Scientists, too, have confirmed this: we could impose a Stone Age-like lifestyle on all of us, all over the world, yet the planet would continue getting warmer in the foreseeable future. And since our actions have no effect whatsoever, it follows that the phenomenon itself could not have been caused by anything we did or do either.