The planet’s doomed, but at least we have a royal baby and the Met Gala

Thank heavens for the birth of Harry and Meghan's baby and the 71st annual Met Gala. If not for these two celebrity events yesterday, we might be forced to acknowledge an apocalyptic UN report on nature, biodiversity and the overall health of the planet. Sir Robert Watson, chair of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity … Continue reading The planet’s doomed, but at least we have a royal baby and the Met Gala

And the winner is … Derek Fildebrandt

Organizers of last night's Alberta leaders debate did Freedom Conservative Party leader Derek Fildebrandt a huge favour. By saving the bearded Airbnb magnate from the 90-minute smear-fest, the media consortium made him the clear winner. United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney was smarmy, sarcastic and imperious. He made no apologies for his party's racist, homophobic … Continue reading And the winner is … Derek Fildebrandt

Singh improving, but NDP still in trouble

On most Fridays, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh's capital gains announcement would have garnered at least modest media traction. But yesterday was not most Fridays. Not by a long shot. The publication of Jody Wilson-Raybould's submission to the justice committee -- which included an audio recording of her Dec. 19, 2018 phone call with then … Continue reading Singh improving, but NDP still in trouble

Veterans Affairs remains a dumping ground

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has continued the longstanding tradition of using Veterans Affairs as a dumping ground for the ineffectual (or, in the case of Jody Wilson-Raybould, the incorruptible). Forced to name a new minister due to Wilson-Raybould's resignation, Trudeau called upon one of his government's dimmest lights, Lawrence MacAulay, to take over at Veterans … Continue reading Veterans Affairs remains a dumping ground

Nova Scotia Proud rears its ugly head

What a time to be a Bluenoser. Canada's Ocean Playground is the latest province to get its very own branch plant of the deeply cynical Ontario Proud Facebook page. Nova Scotia Proud launched Oct. 29 and has already attracted about 2,000 followers. It provides the same mix of feel-good posts and misleading political invective as … Continue reading Nova Scotia Proud rears its ugly head