Archive for September, 2011

Political success – or oblivion?

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Two events occurred in Alberta over the past two weeks. One was the Alberta Report/Reform Party 25th anniversary bash in Edmonton. The other was a Mises Society of Canada roundtable. The former was a rousing celebration of conservative activism, attended by over 400 people; the latter an engaging seminar in Libertarian thought attended by roughly [...]

Islamist by any other name

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

“I don’t know what ‘Islamicist’ means” – Rob Silver on CBC TV’s Power and Politics Mr. Silver was the chosen Liberal on Evan Solomon’s program  last Thursday. Suffering a severe brain cramp, I made the mistake of watching its commentary after checking out the Mansbridge interview of the Prime Minister on-line. I was quickly sucked [...]

A few words for Meredith Ewart

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

9/11, like past wars and other great tragedies, has a broad reach. It’s a cliche to say that many were touched, or somehow connected to it, often in circuitous ways; but ones difficult to sever. When I read the names of the Canadians killed in the terrorist attack I saw that of Meredith Ewart, a [...]

No use for grammar

Friday, September 9th, 2011

“I remember that most embassies use to carry a picture of the Queen somewhere in the public area.” Gar Pardy, former Canadian diplomat, as quoted on CTV News website. Let’s assume that Mr. Pardy, likely a long-time public servant, isn’t the culprit here but rather one of those careless Millenials responsible for proofing the web-text. [...]