Posted August 16, 2019

Trudeau’s Rare Availability To The Media This Week Is Unlikely To Be Repeated

As recently as June, the Andrew Scheer Conservatives had a tidy lead over the Liberals in opinion polls. That was not because Canadians had become charmed by Scheer, but rather because they were increasingly disenchanted with Trudeau.
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Donald Trump’s efforts to constrain the flow of asylum seekers at America’s southern border are cruel, racist, and ineffective. The polarizing nature of his tactics obscures the reality of the underlying issue.
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The government’s management of the Yarmouth Ferry has been a fiasco. We should worry about what this says about other projects.

In August last year, Bay Ferries, operator of the ferry, reported that it was meeting with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) representatives to discuss requirements and costs associated with potentially starting up ferry service to Bar Harbor, Maine, instead of Portland, Maine, which has been the service used for the most recent three years.
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The Liberals may have believed that their carbon tax was going to be an easy sell when it was introduced last fall. After all, taxpayers were told that most of them would more than get their money back from money gathered by the tax. The only losers would be rich people with twin SUVs and a hot tub in the backyard.

Taxpayers did not warm to this message for a variety of reasons.

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The federal report on national Pharmacare recommends a comprehensive program with national standards to be implemented over the next seven years. The report addresses a useful opportunity but its proposals will not receive provincial support.

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