Political left has gone ballistic at the prospect of Meloni leading Italy

The liberal media tars her as a fascist but her views are actually centre-right and inherently sensible

Political left has gone ballistic at the prospect of Meloni leading ItalyLong before I became a columnist, I was fascinated by the study of political ideologies. The number of books and materials I’ve accumulated, have read and continue to read on this subject area is enough to make a grown man weep (and not tears of joy). Or my wife when she looks around the house!…

Rest well, Queen Elizabeth II – and welcome, King Charles III

The way he has handled the transition could lead to his reign being an unexpectedly impressive one

Rest well, Queen Elizabeth II – and welcome, King Charles IIIThe magnificent celebration of the life of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, has come to an end. She arrived at her final resting place, St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, on Monday. Elizabeth was buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, which she had commissioned for her late father in…

What Queen Elizabeth II meant to Canada

She’ll always be remembered fondly as an important part of the Canadian family

What Queen Elizabeth II meant to CanadaQueen Elizabeth II passed away on Sept. 8 at age 96. She was the longest-serving British monarch in history at 70 years, 214 days. For many people around the world, she was the only person who had ever sat on that throne in their lifetime. Elizabeth either witnessed or participated in many important events that…

Windsor bookstore’s highly successful venture into publishing

Biblioasis has recently released two new books, one on baseball, the other on the origins of Covid

Windsor bookstore’s highly successful venture into publishingWhen I worked for the Windsor Star as an editorial writer and columnist, one of the stores I regularly frequented was Biblioasis. The independent bookstore was located in the city’s downtown core on Ouellette Avenue. It had an impressive selection of fiction and non-fiction titles for all ages and interests. I bought a few books…

The left’s knee-jerk reaction to Freeland harassment

It didn't take long for the left-leaning social media mob to begin attacking prominent and known conservatives

The left’s knee-jerk reaction to Freeland harassmentFor many people, social media sites offer regular doses of interaction, news coverage, research materials and time wasting. Users often get instant gratification, endless hours of frustration or, in some instances, both. One of the many negative aspects of social media – like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Sina Weibo, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and WhatsApp –…

Liz Cheney’s fall from political grace is her own doing

As a disloyal conservative and Republican, her political fate has largely been sealed – and she has no one to blame but herself

Liz Cheney’s fall from political grace is her own doingThere was a time not too long ago when Liz Cheney was regarded as a loyal conservative and Republican. The eldest daughter of former American vice-president Dick Cheney made a name for herself as an attorney and in several State Department positions during then-president George W. Bush’s administration. She won Wyoming’s at-large congressional seat in…

Why Mark Sutcliffe is the best choice to become the next Mayor of Ottawa

He would be a tremendous asset to the city and a great public servant

Why Mark Sutcliffe is the best choice to become the next Mayor of OttawaOttawa Mayor Jim Watson, a former Liberal MPP and cabinet minister, announced last December that he wouldn’t be running for re-election. Several candidates announced their intentions to replace him, including former Ottawa mayor Bob Chiarelli (also a former Liberal MPP and cabinet minister) and Catherine McKenney, an Ottawa city councillor and former NDP staffer for…

Singh threatens to pull the plug on Liberal-NDP coalition

The chickens are coming home to roost

Singh threatens to pull the plug on Liberal-NDP coalitionCould the Liberal-NDP agreement actually collapse if a proposed national dental plan for low-income Canadians isn’t implemented by year’s end? That’s what NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh reportedly threatened to do. The national dental plan was one of the centrepieces of the three-year agreement when it was signed by Singh and Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

What path should the Conservatives take?

The battle between Convoy Conservatives and Club Conservatives has led to a ‘new divide’ between people and elites

What path should the Conservatives take?The Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership race is heading into the home stretch. Once the dust settles after the ballots are counted on Sept. 10, the new leader must focus on defeating Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and deciding the right path for Conservatives to take. Tasha Kheiriddin, a lawyer, columnist and principal at Navigator…

Why Danielle Smith should be the next premier of Alberta

It also goes without saying that Smith has her detractors. Is their criticism fair or nothing more than political gamesmanship?

Why Danielle Smith should be the next premier of AlbertaOn Oct. 6, United Conservative Party of Alberta members will choose a new party leader and provincial premier to replace Jason Kenney. The race has largely come down to three individuals – former Wildrose Party leader/UCP MLA Brian Jean, former Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith and former UCP minister of Finance/Treasury Board president Travis Toews.…
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