Today the budget for 2023-204 was dropped and on balance a big disappointment. A few good things, but on the whole I would give it a C-. It was not a fiscally responsible budget despite finance minister's promise. Below are my thoughts on some of the major items. Perhaps the one good thing in the… Continue reading Budget 2023-2024
Canada Health Act fines
After debating with some people on twitter over recent fines for private diagnostic clinics that offer services for pay, below I will give my opinion why I support those and why I think federal government is mistaken here. I understand these were not without warning but the fact that no province who had them in… Continue reading Canada Health Act fines
Can we just get competent politicians for a change?
In last week, we had two very damning stories against two main parties. This brings me to my concern is why can't we have competent politicians who are not overly ideological and avoid making stupid mistakes. On Liberal side, there is concern about foreign interference, while on Tory side, three MPs including one former leadership… Continue reading Can we just get competent politicians for a change?
Has Trudeau reduced Freedom?
Many people on right have argued Trudeau has reduced our freedom and even many going as far as saying he is a dictator and/or authoritarian. Trudeau has undoubtedly made government larger and more activist, but I do not believe that means Canada is no longer a free country or authoritarian. Yes perhaps further away from… Continue reading Has Trudeau reduced Freedom?
Is Trudeau divisive?
Many on right claim Trudeau is the most divisive PM ever. I think there is some truth to it, but not for reasons many believe. For starters I don't believe it is possible to be a PM and not be divisive to some degree. Anyone who is PM is going to have to make choices… Continue reading Is Trudeau divisive?
Why Danielle Smith and Pierre Poilievre will both lose next elections
I promised to write a blog on why I think both will lose next elections so here it is. Like any prediction, it is just that and there is always a possibility of being wrong. But I believe Smith only has a 20% chance of beating Notley in the election this May and Poilievre has… Continue reading Why Danielle Smith and Pierre Poilievre will both lose next elections
Health Care Reforms
Our health care system is collapsing before our eyes and clearly status quo not working. Yet any talk of reforms or more private involvement sees your usual suspects screaming US two tiered system. I believe this is unhelpful. I understand fear and anxiety but when something is not working, you need to make changes. And… Continue reading Health Care Reforms
2023 political predictions
It is that time of year of again so below are my predictions. As usual probably get some right and some wrong. As always events matter and those in fall most likely to see circumstances change than those in next few months. Canada Unless federal government calls an early election (I don't think they will,… Continue reading 2023 political predictions
Establishment right or wrong
With rise of Poilievre and Danielle Smith in Alberta we are seeing a rise in anti-establishment politics. Most found the two especially latter quite toxic and generally in Canada much to Chargin of right wing populists; Canadians generally have a fairly high trust of establishment and the backlash against the so called Liberal elites is… Continue reading Establishment right or wrong
Midterms – preliminary results
It's been almost 24 hours since first polls closed and we still don't know who will control either house. While not totally surprised senate is unknown, I figured by now house would have already been called for GOP. Fact it has not shows serious problems as I will discuss below. Below will be on house,… Continue reading Midterms – preliminary results