Posted: 25/10/2017 9:25:04 AM

It’s been a week now since Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, passed away.  The outpouring of emotion from all across Canada, it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before in my life. In fact it was so big, it was so grand,  that three days in, I half expected Gord to show up on the National and announce another tour.


The Art of Dealing With Donald Trump

Posted: 18/10/2017 9:40:59 AM

Prime Minister of Canada is a great gig. If you’re going to be the leader of a country, it doesn’t get much better than Canada. We have so much going for us. One of our greatest assets actually has nothing to do with us at all but rather the stellar quality of our neighbours. And every Prime Minister since Mackenzie King could count on that.


Netflix is Exceptional

Posted: 11/10/2017 9:12:15 AM

So much fanfare, hoopla, and dare I say flimflammery this past month with the Liberal announcement that Netflix, instead of paying taxes in Canada, will spend 500 million dollars, over five years, making TV and film here. Ok, let’s just back that up. Instead of paying taxes? So the Netflix opening position is: we do not have a physical presence in Canada therefore we will not pay taxes in Canada. Wow! That’s a clever trick.


Grid Block

Posted: 04/10/2017 9:25:17 AM

I have a picture in my telephone of a Ford F-150 pickup truck and it is blocking an entire intersection. Now I watched as he slowly entered into a crowded intersection, on a yellow light, knowing full well he was not going to make it all the way through. His light turned red, boom, he’s stuck. My light turns green but can I move forward? No, of course not, because thanks to him I’m stuck. Everyone behind me, they’re stuck. Total gridlock in all four directions.