When the Conservative party elects a new leader, it will be an important decision for the party’s future. Should the membership decide that reality TV star Kevin O’Leary is the best choice to carry the party forward, they will have to contend with the party’s own past. Attack ads against O’Leary have already been written, and they’re quite effective. Problem is, the Conservatives wrote them. (more…)
The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency was not at all what many expected — it was considerably worse.
Following his election, many found solace in the idea that a serial liar like Trump was unlikely to fulfill the many ugly promises he made. His border wall and Muslim ban were no more likely to happen than if he had promised to deliver lightsabers to each and every American home. Again, many of us were wrong. (more…)
When President Obama looks across the table at his guest of honour this evening, one wonders if his lamb may be complemented by a taste of envy. Both he and Prime Minister Trudeau will enjoy what will certainly be an exquisite meal. Like the campaigns that brought them to office it will be precisely planned, and no doubt executed to perfection.
Along with a meal this evening, they share progressive values, beautiful families and enormous popularity. Yet the President knows Mr. Trudeau has two things he can never share in. A majority government under a parliamentary system, and more time. (more…)