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I wrote the following Sunday evening, after watching the news coverage of the Pulse Club shootings. It appeared, with a few changes, in The Kitchener Post, and I’d like to share it with you here: Almost as horrible as learning…
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Tonight I will sleep well knowing that democracy is alive and well in this great Canada, the country I so dearly love.We voted in record numbers for change; to have our uniquely Canadian values restored; to recommit to our peace building ways and respe…
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|Trudeau: The Fighter|
Let’s start with the view of how Tom Mulcair behaved in the Munk foreign policy debate, from Gerald Caplan:
But if I remove my mask of detachment, I must report that it was not at all the night the NDP needed to recover its faded lead. But there’s still three weeks left – a lifetime in politics. We have the most polarizing and, yes, dangerous, government in Canadian history and we have the NDP positioned to take advantage of it. Yet the NDP focuses its attacks far more on Mr. Trudeau and gives the government almost a free pass. A huge mistake, in my view. And not too late to change, by any means. It ain’t over till it’s over, in baseball or politics.
Each of his debates have proved disappointing, when they were supposed to seal his deal with the electorate. I fear the deal is almost becoming null and void.
This time, there was political blood in it.
Then, close on his heels, came Mulcair.
And Trudeau? Most thought it would be a victory for him if he did not fall flat on his face while walking to the podium; once there, if he did not collapse like a squeaky and ill-tied birthday balloon; and during the one-on-one segments, if he could snatch a small portion of the air time away from the two debatemeisters.
Trudeau has the luck of being underestimated, like Jean Chrétien was, and the intelligence to turn to experienced people the way Pierre Trudeau and Lester B. Pearson did. Perhaps like all Liberals, there is the will to win in his blood. Given his family pedigree, perhaps the will to win is not only powerful but predestined. Yet if he achieves victory, it will not be just because of his last name, but because he works hard, performs well, knows his weaknesses, and plays to his strengths.
Speaking to the Globe and Mail’s editorial board on Wednesday, Mr. Mulroney said he believes Mr. Trudeau is a strong candidate who shouldn’t be underestimated. “He’s a fine young man, he’s going to do well,” he said. “And I’ll tell you: People who underestimate him, they do so at their own peril.”
He said he considered Mr. Trudeau’s father to be a “very tough, able man,” adding, “You know, the apple sometimes doesn’t fall far from the tree. He certainly has some of the grit of his dad, and he’s obviously got, as well, he obviously has some of the qualities required to win an election.”
“Let’s be very clear. My fists will be up. I am a boxer,” he said.
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Now, over the past few days we have looked at an American Democrat with Republican leanings, and an American Republican who likes the Democrats. How about somebody who doesn’t like either? By Lance Freeman Americans, I have some bad news for you: You have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by […]
Thousands of Germans are mourning the death of 23-year-old student Tuğçe Albayrak, who was murdered after confronting a group of men harassing teenage girls in a McDonald’s bathroom. Back on November 15, Albayrak was at a McDonald’s in Offenbach when she […]
Dear Readers: In keeping with that great Canadian obsession of………….., “American Politics,” we featured a letter yesterday by a Texan who gave us reasons for NOT being a Republican. Today, we have an article from the Huffington Post by a Democrat who is thinking of voting for Republican Rand Paul. (Will wonders never cease!) After […]
Ahhh politics. There’s a reason most people stay away from politics at all costs. But for Sasha and Malia Obama, that’ not really a possibility anymore. So when I read about a GOP staffer shaming the girls on FACEBOOK of […]
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