Ezra Levant tells them to stuff it

Featured image Ezra Levant writes: I wrote a best-selling book about Justin Trudeau in the last election. After the election, I received a letter by registered mail notifying me that I was being investigated for that book. Trudeau’s elections commissioner claimed it was an illegal campaign activity and demanded that I submit to an interrogation. So I went to Elections Canada’s Ottawa headquarters last week, where I was grilled for an hour »

Donald Trump, “Home Alone 2,” and Canada

Featured image Did you know that Donald Trump had a cameo role in the movie “Home Alone Two?” I didn’t. This fact would be nothing more than a bit of trivia and a source of pride for the president except that when the Canadian television company CBC aired the movie this week, the Trump cameo did not appear. Ironically, the president had just discussed his role in the movie with overseas U.S. »

Justin Trudeau—Illegitimate PM?

Featured image A few days ago I was on a panel disputing the subject of replacing the current electoral college method of selecting the president with the “national popular vote compact,” in which states adding up to more than 270 electoral votes would pledge to cast their electoral votes for the national popular vote winner, regardless of how any particular state’s voters may have come out. This effectively abolishes the electoral college. »

One More on Justin Trudeau

Featured image As I have said before, in my opinion, putting on blackface is one of Justin Trudeau’s lesser sins. Nevertheless, this tweet by Andrew Klavan made me laugh out loud. It’s too good not to share: »

Too Many Polar Bears?

Featured image Polar bears became the mascot of the climatistas a while ago, but at least in one part of far northern Canada, there are too many of them: There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan — which is to go »

Eye on the news

Featured image I am studying up to arrive at a considered judgment on the incipient trade war between the United States and Canada. I have to say that this is one war in which I thought NAFTA was the answer and pacifism otherwise made sense, but I may be mistaken. Some days you have to turn to Twitter for perspective and insight. I can only say that I hope Canadian patriotism is »

It’s on: A trade war with our allies

Featured image Yesterday, President Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. These U.S. allies promptly hit back. The EU said it would impose import taxes on, among other items, bourbon (this means you, Mitch McConnell). Mexico said it would levy tariffs on American farm products. Canada is set to impose tariffs on dozens of U.S. products including not just steel and aluminum products but also »

Monday in Pictures: Canadian Idiot Edition

Featured image While there may not be a true consensus about climate change, it appears that an iron consensus has been reached on another question: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a complete buffoon. Barkha Dutt reports in the Washington Post: How did Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the world’s favorite liberal mascot — a feminist man, with movie-star good looks, a 50 percent female cabinet and a political lexicon that has replaced »

Single Fallacies

Featured image Obviously the future of health care policy rests on a knife edge. It is a political game of chicken between whether Republicans have the nerve to roll back the egregious features of Obamacare that will necessarily involve creating gaps in insurance coverage, and Democrats who think that they are in the catbird seat because either the eventual collapse of Obamacare or the defects of a Republican reform will set the »

Oh Trudeau!

Featured image Sooner or later most everyone is going to realize that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a hopeless lightweight trading entirely on his father’s prestige, which was itself built largely on media image-crafting that would humble Donald Trump. Perhaps the left will turn on him first, because yesterday Trudeau came out in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline, but also in favor of the continued development of Canada’s oil sands—both »

Update on the Quebec mosque shooting

Featured image Last night, soon after it happened, I wrote about the shooting at a mosque in Quebec City. As I warned, some of the information being reported initially was inaccurate — par for the course in these kinds of situations. But the main details turned out to be correct. Here is what it now being reported with reasonable confidence: There was one shooter. He is Alexandre Bissonnette, a 27 year-old political »

Shooting at Quebec City mosque claims at least five lives [UPDATED]

Featured image At least five people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers. The number of injured victims has not yet been reported. Approximately 40 people are said to have been at the religious service. The police reportedlly have arrested two men in connection with the shooting. According to a local newspaper, one of the arrested suspects was 27 years old and had a »

A Trump effect in Canada

Featured image In this post, I suggested that Great Britain’s refusal to join European governments in signing a joint agreement regarding negotiations for a two-state solution for Israel-Palestine may well be due to a “Trump effect.” Britain wants good relations with the new U.S. president. In particular, it would like a trade deal. Trump seems favorable disposed to negotiating one. It makes no sense for Britain to jeopardize this state of affairs »

Trudeau to Strip For Gay Magazine [Updated: It’s a Joke!]

Featured image Barack Obama has sometimes been criticized for not being presidential enough, and Donald Trump has taken non-presidential to previously unknown levels. But at least they both have kept their clothes on. From Canada comes the news–the story appeared on April 1, but doesn’t appear to be a joke–that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will pose naked on the cover of a gay magazine: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reportedly planning »

Keystone Put in Hibernation?

Featured image I was curious whether the election of Justin Trudeau in Canada might mean the end of the Keystone XL pipeline, since Trudeau holds orthodox views about climate change. But no—he expressed his support for Keystone, which means he isn’t going to let the Obama Administration off the hook for its shameful disrespect for our northern neighbor and largest trading partner. Yesterday TransCanada asked the U.S. government to suspend its review »

Return to Trudeaumania

Featured image Justin Trudeau led Canada’s Liberal Party to a smashing victory over incumbent Conservative Stephen Harper last night. Trudeau’s Liberal Party captured an outright majority of 184 (out of 338) seats in Canada’s Parliament. Trudeau will become Canada’s twenty-third prime minister. The outcome represented a dramatic reversal of fortunes for the Liberals, who had fallen to third place in Canada’s last national election. The Conservatives came away with 99 seats, down »