The Conservatives' anti-Ignatieff "Just Visiting" campaign was arguably the most effective political ad campaign in modern Canadian history. It is astonishing - it is beyond belief - that the once-great Conservative Party of Canada is now embracing Kevin O'Leary, another Boston resident. Another interloper. Another guy "just visiting."
"You may not ever love me," Trump would say to his legions of critics. "But I'm doing what I said I would do. Promise made, promise kept." And it is true. If there is one thing that Trump has done in the frenzied first few weeks of his tenure, it is that: he has done what he said he would do.
Impeachment is about overturning the will of the people. Impeachment shouldn't ever be easy. In the United States, impeachment has been designed to require a supermajority of legislative votes - and is reserved for what the U.S. Constitution calls "high crimes and misdemeanours."
Trump's words are coming back to haunt him - and his Muslim ban is being found discriminatory, and therefore unconstitutional, by court after court. By being, you know, "politically incorrect," what he said outside the courtroom is now being used to hammer him inside the courtroom. And it's simply wonderful.
Citizens clearly want to have a debate about immigrants and refugees. Some are worried, some are scared. Some are racists, but some actually aren't. We in Canada can certainly have such a debate, but not in the way Trump is doing it - or the way in which Kellie Leitch and Kevin O'Leary want to do it.
Ottawa's Trump strategy, to date, has been to render itself very, very tiny - so tiny that Trump does not see us. Their approach has been analogous to Justin Trudeau taking the longer route home, so that the bully Trump does not beat him up and steal his lunch money.
Overwhelmingly, most decent Liberal and Conservative politicians are appalled by Trump. They are disgusted and shocked. In private, they will certainly tell you that. But in public? They say, and have said, precisely nothing.
It was then, right then, that the United States of America died. When you can let 20 six- and seven-year-olds be murdered, and do nothing to prevent it from happening ever again, you cease to be a country. You cease to be a people worthy of the name.
Back in June, McGregor -- formerly of Frank Magazine, presently of the Ottawa Citizen -- asked MP Eve Adams about expensing hair-care products during the last election. Adams responded (smartly, I thought) on Twitter, and out in the open. Later, McGregor decided to ask another MP, Michelle Rempel -- who, like Adams, is young, telegenic, Conservative and female.
Christie Blatchford column today on Rehtaeh Parsons, today, is hateful garbage. Essentially, Blatchford writes an entire column -- without one named source, without any sources at all, in fact -- to seemingly promote the notion that Rehtaeh Parsons wanted to get raped, and that the police were right not to do anything about it.