The fraud of the Ontario NDP’s “left” election platform..

May 23, 2018

The New Democratic Party’s (NDP) tepid platform for the June 7 Ontario election is being touted by media outlets, the trade unions, and the pseudo-left as a bold “left” turn and a return to the party’s social-democratic roots. Such claims only underscore how far to the right bourgeois politics has shifted in Canada.


‘Mark my words, Andrea Horwath is going to win Ontario’..

May 22, 2018

Happy Victoria Day! I’m feeling good about my prediction that the next Premier of Ontario will be Andrea Horwath.

When I made that prediction back on February 27, scads of commenters on social media and quite a few on my blog and at rabble said I was crazy.

Ontario NDP surges in polls, party feels a win is possible..

May 22, 2018

The many faces of Justin Trudeau..

May 20, 2018

Guides and toolkits for the 2018 Ontario provincial election..

May 17, 2018

Election day in Ontario is on June 7, 2018, advance voting starts May 26, and you can vote at your returning office starting May 10. The polls show a tightening of the race but they still are predicting a PC win and that means Doug Ford may become Ontario’s premier.

We Are All Venezuela, Donald Foreman, Canadian Participant..

May 17, 2018

Jagmeet Singh Calls For Investigation Into Israel As Trudeau And Scheer Silent

May 15, 2018

CBC, CP and Toronto Star give oxygen to Ford campaign..

May 15, 2018

During the 2016 U.S. election campaign, American newspapers and television networks found Donald Trump so ghoulishly fascinating they devoted many hours and many pages of coverage to him.

Reporters, hosts, editors and producers for news organizations such as CNN may have believed their obsessive and never-ending coverage of Trump served the purpose of exposing a lying charlatan and bully for what he is. The news organizations’ management had a less enlightened motive. They knew the Trump story would help boost ratings and readership. As it turns out, all that media attention did not serve to expose and thus fatally wound Trump. Quite the contrary, it provided oxygen to his campaign.

Up to this point, we have been seeing a repeat of that same syndrome in coverage of the Ontario campaign. A large number of Ontario election news stories focus primarily on the antics of Doug Ford, the Progressive Conservative (PC) leader.  The other leaders do get covered, but, all too often, only in so far as they react to Ford.

NORAD at 60: Way Past Time for Canada to Exit this Alliance

May 14, 2018

This weekend the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) celebrates its 60th anniversary. On May 12, 1958, Canada and the US officially signed their most significant bilateral military accord.

The Cold War agreement was supposed to defend the two countries from an invasion by Soviet bombers coming from the north. But, the Berlin Wall fell three decades ago and NORAD continues. In fact, the agreement was renewed indefinitely in 2006.

On Israel, Trudeau is Harper’s pupil

May 11, 2018

For all the talk about Mr. Trudeau wanting to re-establish Canada’s multilateralist and honest-broker bona fides, the evidence suggests he is our most unequivocally pro-Israel prime minister since, well, Stephen Harper. To be sure, Mr. Trudeau would never have added his name to the letter his Conservative predecessor signed this week declaring Mr. Trump “right about Iran.”But his policies on Israel closely track Mr. Harper’s, though without the snarky rhetoric attached.