Posts Tagged ‘ Philippe J. Fournier ’

Is a federal election in Canada coming soon (and will “reconciliation with Indigenous people” be a key theme)?

Jul 13th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

SPECIAL FROM THE DEMOCRATIC DESKTOP OF CITIZEN X, BUCKHORN, ON. K0L 0C1. On a grey day in the Kawarthas two or possibly even three big political questions float on the clouds. (While even with the sun not shining the government tourism ad is strangely truthful : “You never forget the feeling of summer in Ontario.”) […]



Why “Gone Fishing” still seems the most sensible response to the midsummer madness of the WE imbroglio in Ottawa

Jul 31st, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

EMAIL FROM CITIZEN X, OLD SANDY COVE, ON : Marie-Danielle Smith at Maclean’s has published two different accounts of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s unusual appearance before the Finance Committee of the Canadian House of Commons yesterday. One — the more drearily conventional (and overly rhetorical) — is called : “Three key takeaways from Justin Trudeau’s […]



Greater % in Quebec proud to be Canadian than Americans are proud to be American (to say nothing of Alberta)!

Jul 8th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

RANDALL WHITE : In all this early summer 2020 heat and coronavirus worry, I am struggling in spare moments with my Long Journey to a Canadian Republic chapter on the Chrétien (and then Martin) years in Ottawa (1993–2006) — with special reference to the almost big surprise of the second Quebec sovereignty referendum on October […]



Black and red genius Charles Parker Jr may yet redeem USA (and Canada too)!

Jun 16th, 2020 | By | Category: Entertainment

CW EDITORS : The summer is in sight. We have just a few quick things to say, before settling down to a more rigorous holiday schedule of (more) regular (more brief) reporting in these fascinating and intermittently near-overwhelming times. (That at least is the plan.) To start with, while diverse protests for equality and freedom […]



2019 Canadian election log, III : Is unstable Scheer Conservative minority government a real prospect … mmm yes ??

Oct 9th, 2019 | By | Category: In Brief

GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. OCT 9, 6 PM ET/3 PM PT. A new Forum Research poll shows Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives suddenly pulling well ahead in the wake of the October 7 TV debate. This at least raises the prospect that Green party leader Elizabeth May may have been wrong towards the end of this past Monday’s debate, […]



Happy earth day 2019 : will the people of PEI elect the first Green government in North America tomorrow?

Apr 22nd, 2019 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. EARTH DAY, MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019. The first thing to say about the provincial election tomorrow in Canada’s smallest province of Prince Edward Island (on the east or Atlantic coast) is that the entire island (and Canada at large) has been sadly stricken by grief over the tragic deaths of Green candidate Josh […]