There have really only been two major scandals that have touched Prime Minister Justin Trudeau directly: allegations of inappropriate groping in Creston in 2000, and allegations of inappropriate pressure on the Attorney-General in 2018. Not bad for a Prime Minister that has been in power for three and a half years! Unfortunately he uses the same defence in each case, and it is spectacularly unconvincing. Continue reading Experiencing Things Differently
. . . or the camel’s nose in the tent, or the thin edge of the wedge, or the foot in the door. Or a powerful poetic restatement: Continue reading A Slippery Slope . . .
. . . and not just occasionally. It is relentlessly, constantly, egregiously unfair! For everyone! Each of us is living in our own private hell of unfairness!
Personal example: I live on a residential street in Ottawa about 200 meters from the nearest bus stop. There are other people who live on the same street but they only live 20 meters from that same bus stop. We each pay the same amount for a bus ticket. Yet I am forced to walk ten times as far to use the system! And that’s not fair!
Digression: Micro-unfairness is easy!
Rough seas ahead for the Liberal Party of Canada. Or maybe not.
Short Version #1: The Prime Minister’s Office illegally pressured the Justice Department to not charge SNC-Lavalin with corruption.
Short Version #2: No they didn’t.
Continue reading Jody Wilson-RayBould and SNC-Lavalin
Whenever I visit Vancouver I have dinner with a friend of mine from university. We are very similar philosophically (e.g. we both find the evidence for climate change unconvincing (Anthropogenic Climate Change), neither of us is too worried about internet privacy (link) etc.). We have our differences (e.g. he is not a Maxine Bernier fan, and I am (Maxime Bernier! WTF?)) but in general we are more likely to agree than disagree. Continue reading A Precursor to Framing a Debate
A couple of days ago I boarded Air Canada’s Flight 343 (easy to remember; it’s seven cubed!) in Ottawa for Vancouver. And once again I voluntarily subjected myself to incomprehensible processes that made no sense (Yes! I wrote that. It bears repeating.). Continue reading Travelling 🙂