Tag Archive 'Justin Trudeau'

Appeared in the North Shore News – January 27, 2017 Agent 6ki4nsP is one of my shrewdest agents. He also describes himself as more right-wing than Genghis Khan. So it was revolutionary when he announced admiration for Justin Trudeau, whose character and decency impressed him in personal contacts when Trudeau lived on this coast. One […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – December 4, 2015 In a less Justin-besotted Canada, a “Trudeau promise” would enter the language – an oxymoron, like “military intelligence.” You’ll recall that in November Liberal leader Justin Trudeau bid up compassionate Canada’s offer to accept Syrian refugees – handily out-caring rivals Thomas Mulcair and Stephen Harper. […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – November 20, 2015 I’d say Justin Trudeau fell from the honeymoon bed. Possibly a matter of coitus interruptus in his post-election love affair with an adulating public and media. The CBC must be heartbroken. Even Mother Corp’s loyal radio arm noted Trudeau’s awkward pauses answering questions at the […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – October 23, 2015 I have been standing back admiring the brilliance of my prediction that the Conservatives would win Monday’s election. The logic was impeccable, though not unique — just more genially expressed. It follows. Liberal Justin Trudeau and especially New Democrat Thomas Mulcair were as zealous campaigning […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – August 15, 2014 Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow was bloodier, but West Van council’s U-turn on its slamming of proposed liquefied natural gas tankers on Howe Sound was quicker. Councillors at the Aug. 4 meeting volubly backed off their unanimous decision two weeks earlier when they had asked Ottawa […]

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Appeared in Business in Vancouver – April 22, 2014 I would have attended Justin Trudeau’s Vancouver Board of Trade speech except for previous engagements with Voltaire, Beaumarchais and Brecht. But it inspired me – to celebrate his father’s role in the Quebec election. But Pierre Elliott Trudeau is deceased, you will protest – haven’t you […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – April 26, 2013 SO I sat down, sucked a thumb, and wrote an ingenious screed that could have been titled The Hinge of Western Democracy: British Columbia’s Provincial Election… Which I’ve scrapped. Important though our election is to us, it shrinks to a local play on a small […]

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