Sunday, August 25, 2019

Latest Manifestation Of Political Mindset Should Worry British Columbians

The headlines were emphatic: "Quick wins amounted to little for NDP"; "Quick wins report lands with a dull thud." But behind the headlines something unsettling: a window into a culture of seeming impunity, where players are told anything goes, do whatever it takes to win. A single criminal charge for breach of trust by a public officer against...

F/A-18E Super Hornet Bridges Gap Between Now And Drone Warfare

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet from VFA-31 fly's a combat patrol over in Afghanistan on Dec. 15 2008. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon) The Liberal government intends to buy the Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet, according to multiple sources. Bridging the gap between the aging CF-188 Hornets and a future multirole fighter, the Super Hornet is ideal...

Post-Harper, The Conservatives Still Don’t Get It

Canada is finally and officially Harper-free. A little over a year after calling Canada's longest election campaign and 10 months after he lost his government, Stephen Harper officially resigned as a Member of Parliament last Friday. It was a good day for Canada, which now has a government that has begun the process, but is nowhere near done, of...

Patrick Brown Fails Credibility Test With Recent Flip-Flopping

I have never seen -- in my humble observation -- a politician flip-flopping the way the Ontario Progressive Conservative leader has done, where at one point he sends a letter about a major proposal if elected and then reversing his position 180 degrees a few days later. PC Leader Patrick Brown is making a hard turn, as reported in the Globe and...

Trudeau Needs To Act And Secure Homa Hoodfar’s Return To Canada

It seems that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau likes to describe himself as a feminist. He might be right but he might also fail to be what he really wants to be known for. One thing we can say for sure is that so far he was not able to "save" Professor Homa Hoodfar from Iran and bring her back to Canada. Professor Homa Hoodfar is one of the most...

Lack Of Funding For Basic Tools Undermines First Nations Policing

Lack of funding for basic services is all too common in First Nation communities. We have all heard the horror stories of people dying because of no access to basic health care, youth not having access to education and people not having access to basic necessities of the Western world such as water and hydro. Now a First Nations police force, the...