Author: Barry Wilson

English “Patience”, The Boys of Summer?, And City Hall Sandman

As a friend of mine might say “they are nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs”.   The Quebec Liberals are on pins and needles over the English speaking vote.   It can be crucial in some ridings.   And the premier even admitted they screwed up in the beginning.  Mr Couillard said “it was a strongly held belief in the community that these issues were not listened to enough”

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Mythbusters, Borderline Bind and Riding Rules

The greatest enemy to truth are not lies but myths. And so writes respected journalist Michel C Auger in his new book: The 25 myths of Quebec politics that must be debunked.
And right up there is language. He argues that French has never been stronger in Quebec. He points out that 94.5% of Quebecers are able to have a conversation in French.
Now the language hawks are always pressing for tougher restrictions on the use of English and fewer immigrants because they cry the wolf is always at the door.
Auger says its simply not true.

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Arrogance, The gloves are off and 3 pictures

It wasn’t too many years ago that Canadians got sick and tired of the arrogance of the federal Liberals.  And now it seems maybe its just part of their DNA and it’s bubbling back to the surface. Witness what happened on CTV Question Period when Evan Solomon held Environment minister Catherine McKenna to account over climate change policy.  She said “I have no time for folks who are like, you know, ‘We shouldn’t take action,'” I don’t have time for politicians that play cynical games about climate action.”   But Madame Minister you have the duty to hear out everyone even the ones you do not agree with.  It is obvious to me that man-made climate change is a clear and present danger but that’s not the point.   In many ways the Liberals sunny ways of doing business sometimes is meant to include only those of a like mind.And my guess is that Canadians are on to it.

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The thing about budgets and so called “goodies” they hand out, is that too often what is forgotten is that this is our money to begin with. Yes, the Liberals are going all in with this pre-election ploy. But they are trying to bribe us with our own cash.  Governments cut and tax and then when elections roll around they open the vaults. Betting the house that what they call their sound fiscal management will carry them to victory is naive.  The thing is it won’t matter a tinkers cuss when we vote in October.  Memories are short.  And the Liberals have a whole lot more to worry about when the autumn leaves start to fall.

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Running on Empty, Giving McGill A Bad Name, and Orwell's Warning

On Postscript Why is the STM running on empty? Bus troubles seem to be no easy fix. The times they are a changing and McGill needs to get on board. And Orwell’s nightmare is with us.

Posted by Barry Wilson MTL on Friday, November 16, 2018

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