Justin Trudeau

Happy International Women’s Day, friends, readers and subscribers. Over the past month we’ve seen how two strong and determined women can shake up the government. It’s been a treat to watch how Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, and Jane Philpott, the former Treasury Board President, broke open a can of worms that grabbed the attention of the Prime Minister, his principal secretary, and the highest-ranking civil servant in the land. Good for them. It’s not often we get to look behind the curtain and see how government really works. Justin Trudeau didn’t do himself any favours in his press conference yesterdayRead More →

It’s the stuff that feeds cynicism. If it does nothing else, it reinforces a notion we hold to be true. Whether it is or isn’t doesn’t matter nearly as much as the fact that we believe it to be so. Politicians are by nature crooked liars. Want evidence? Then look no further than Washington, London and Ottawa. All three cities house governments led by powerful politicians who will twist facts, distort truths, and manipulate people to get what they want. It’s all in the interest of keeping their own brand in power. Washington. We have known for years that Donald Trump is a man withoutRead More →