Author Archives: joannebly

Ontario Political Drama

The Patrick Brown debacle continues in the news with Brown fighting back to clear his name – which he is certainly entitled to do. The question for the Ontario PC Party now is how to address all this controversy and … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Ontario election, Ontario Government, Provincial Politics | 100 Comments

There are no Angels in Politics

I’m just going to write down some stream-of-consciousness thoughts here. In almost every party and every level of government we are constantly pinning our hopes on our political representatives – and yet they all seem to disappoint us sooner or … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Economy, Ontario election, Ontario Government, Provincial Politics | 166 Comments

Justin Trudeau – The Great Divider

The Trudeau Government sure has stepped into it this time concerning the application requirements for youth summer-job funding. Voices right across a broad political spectrum are critical of how this is being rolled out. The Toronto Star editorial board (of … Continue reading

Posted in Big Government, Canadian Charter, Canadian Government, Canadian Politics, Democracy, Identity Politics | 213 Comments

Happy 2018!!

I had actually started two previous drafts of my first post of 2018. The first had to do with Kathleen Wynne’s politically self-serving economic policies and the second was about the apparent Joshua Boyle-Justin Trudeau bromance. But then I remembered … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Government, Canadian Politics, Democracy | 144 Comments

Mary Dawson gives Justin Trudeau a lump of coal for Christmas

Via the Toronto Star: Trudeau violated conflict-of-interest rules with vacation to Aga Khan’s island: ethics commissioner. Nice parting shot Ms. Dawson! No doubt you were tired of being thrown under the bus by this Liberal Government. Thank you very much … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Government, Canadian Politics, Entitlement | 101 Comments

A “Cut off you Nose to Spite your Face” Moment?

I apologize for in infrequency of new posts here but I have been fighting a horrible cough for weeks now and don’t have much energy. However I need to get the following off my chest so to speak. I have … Continue reading

Posted in Ontario election, Ontario Government, Provincial Politics | 125 Comments

More Dirty Tricks

I have to give CBC’s Mike Crawley credit for exposing this Machiavellian move by the Ontario Liberal Government. If I understand this correctly, the Wynne Liberals quietly created a new government agency to provide home care, and will thereby encourage many … Continue reading

Posted in Big Government, Big Unions, Canadian Politics, Ontario election, Ontario Government | 79 Comments

We Hear from PM Harper!

Well, sort of. Alexander Panetta reports that an Oct. 25th  letter signed by former PM Stephen Harper and sent to clients of his firm Harper & Associates has been “obtained” by the Canadian Press. It is entitled “Napping on NAFTA” … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, NAFTA, PM Stephen Harper, U.S. Politics | 100 Comments

Continental Corruption

Layers and layers of leftwing corruption are oozing out of the swamps across North America. From Queen’s Park to Parliament Hill and beyond, lefties and liberals seem unable to silence their slimy secrets. Some of these cover-ups and creative accounting … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Government, Canadian Politics, Ontario Government, Provincial Politics, U.S. Politics | 149 Comments

Giving Thanks in Troubled Times

It’s a challenge to remain optimistic about the future in this troubled world. One could easily give in to feelings of despair, cynicism and apathy. Never have I seen such divisiveness in our society. One would almost think there is … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Economy, Canadian Elections, Canadian Politics, Provincial Politics, U.S. Politics | 95 Comments