Category Archive: Editorials

Is it too early for some schadenfreude?

Toronto Sun 3 October 2020 Masked Affair With the news that President Donald Trump has contracted the Chinese Communist Party coronoavirus, the usual anti-Trump crowd are dancing in the streets with glee, given Trump’s lax and dismissive attitude towards the wearing of masks. Now, I’m certainly not trying to be a Trump apologist here, but …

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Who is safe from the cancel mob?

October 2020 The danger of judging the past using today‚Äôs morals and standards. For the past several years, the “woke” crowd have been calling for the Stalinesque erasure of people from Canada’s past. Our first prime minister and father of confederation Sir John A. Macdonald has been a favourite target for his support of Indian …

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Have we finally learned our lesson?

September 2020 Re:  “Heading the lessons of COVID-19” (Toronto Sun Editorial, 20 Sept):  I suppose the good news is that we seem to have learned our lesson that masks are necessary in helping to contain the spread of the Chinese Communist Party Virus, despite what experts like Dr. Theresa Tam were telling us up to …

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There’s blame to go around

September 2020 OK, while it’s debatable as to whether the “Bad Orange Man” south of the border was wrong in downplaying the seriousness of the pandemic in February, are the usual smug Canadian America-haters feeling the same way about their lord and saviour Justin Trudeau? It appears that Trudeau and Health Minister Patty Hadju were …

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“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”

August 2020 The great punk legend Johnny Rotten famously said this at the final Sex Pistols show at the Winterland in January 1978. For Rotten, he was done with the Sex Pistols. With the release of the Fraser Institute’s 2019 edition of the Canadian Consumer Tax Index, it’s now official that the average Canadian now …

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Some truth in advertising

August 2020 Everyone likes truth in advertising, from the kid who mails away for those X-ray glasses advertised in the back of his comic book, to adults buying cars that their manufacturer promises are safe and won’t explode in a rear-end collision. With the upcoming school year rapidly approaching, I’m having to deal with my …

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Time to take a walk in the snow, Justin

August 2020 Regarding Brian Lilley’s column in the Toronto Sun on 12 August, “Yes, the public does get to know where Trudeau vacations”:  Given that Justin is once again (Yes, AGAIN) on vacation, this time “renting” a cottage on Georgian Bay (rumour is that he’s staying at a cottage owned by the Weston family, the …

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Not just throwing them under the bus, but backing the bus up and running over them again

August 2020 The WE scandal just keeps showing that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is either colossally incompetent, or just plain corrupt, neither of which are good. There is an oblivious arrogance (or ignorance) to the fact that just because Trudeau thinks he is doing good, that he can do whatever he wants to do. This …

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We’re all in this together, are we?

July 2020 With the imminent re-opening of schools this fall, Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) President Sam Hammond is already criticizing the plan announced by the Ontario government. Among his complaints are that ETFO wasn’t consulted and that more teachers need to be hired (aka more dues paying union members) to deal with the …

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Some police duties are better handled by police officers

July 2020 With the “Defunding the Police” movement gaining traction in many cities, the municipal council in Berkeley, California, announced back in March it plans to look at forming a special traffic enforcement department that will use unarmed city workers to conduct traffic stops, instead of police officers. Back in March, the municipal council in Berkeley, California, …

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