United Conservative Party members rally around Danielle Smith

The two factions within the party are starting to get along

United Conservative Party members rally around Danielle SmithAlberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) annual general meeting (AGM) ended this past weekend with a discernible positive buzz and little conspiratorial chit-chat among members, much to the consternation, I am sure, of the party’s political opponents. While it’s not uncommon after leadership contests to hear sniping by those loyal to other leadership candidates, I heard…

How quiet can it be in The Bahamas? Plenty quiet

Hints of Hurricane Dorian still linger, but The Bahamas as beautiful as ever

How quiet can it be in The Bahamas? Plenty quietFREEPORT, Bahamas – You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s a bit of a trite yet true sentiment. Travellers have all had their fair share of nasty, cantankerous customs officials. I know I have. So that’s why my very first impression of The Bahamas was a favourable one. The Bahamian…

CPAC is red meat for the conservative core

TRUMP: “The radical left is trying to replace American with woke tyranny”

CPAC is red meat for the conservative coreIt’s five full hours before former U.S. President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to speak at the world’s largest gathering of conservatives, but his fans are already lining the street leading up to the sprawling and posh Rosen Shingle Creek conference resort. It’s Day 3 of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and there’s…

Trump tees off on Trudeau’s treatment of truckers

“They have been slandered as Nazis, racists and terrorists”

Trump tees off on Trudeau’s treatment of truckersORLANDO, Fla. – Former U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at Canada’s treatment of people involved in what came to be known as the trucker Freedom Convoy 2022. The remarks came in his Saturday night keynote speech to thousands of attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in this city. “The tyranny in Canada…

Trudeau booed at Conservative Political Action Conference

Canada has gone down a dangerous road

Trudeau booed at Conservative Political Action ConferenceORLANDO, Fla. — The very mention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s name provoked a loud chorus of boos Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The jeers came during a keynote speech by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Nome, who boasted that her state stayed open during the COVID pandemic when others shut down their…

Biden weakness led to Ukrainian invasion: Pompeo

Russia terrorizing Ukraine because America isn't demonstrating the resolve Trump did four years ago

Biden weakness led to Ukrainian invasion: PompeoORLANDO, Fla. – Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the world is a more dangerous place under President Joe Biden than it was under Donald Trump. Speaking Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando (CPAC), Pompeo recited a laundry list of what he said are Trump’s accomplishments, including building a border wall,…

Florida’s Ron DeSantis condemns Canada’s COVID-fighting measures

“I really believe if Florida had not led the way, this country could look like Canada”

Florida’s Ron DeSantis condemns Canada’s COVID-fighting measuresORLANDO, Fla. – Florida enjoyed unprecedented freedoms during the COVID pandemic but could have ended up with lockdowns and tight restrictions like those in Canada had its governor not battled back hard against naysayers. That’s the view of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who was repeatedly applauded for his fiery speech Thursday at the Conservative Political…

The beginning of the end for O’Toole began the day he won the leadership

The failed experiment of going to the mushy middle of the Canadian political spectrum is over

The beginning of the end for O’Toole began the day he won the leadershipAs the Conservative member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach, I was one of Erin O’Toole’s biggest fans and truly believed he had what it would take to be prime minister. I was also one of only a handful of Conservative MPs who supported him both times he sought the leadership of the Conservative Party of…

Why politics has a key role in pandemic busting

If everyone is to be a contributing member of Team Canada, then all players should pull their weight in what is truly a do-or-die situation

Why politics has a key role in pandemic bustingPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging politicians of all stripes to be part of a Team Canada approach to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ll buy into his patriotic pitch – to a degree. We must all help. Stay home. Wash our hands. Social distance. Canadians can recite basic COVID-19-busting advice as easily as the words…

Singh’s NDP is not my father’s NDP

How the NDP can still be competitive in oil-and-gas rich provinces like Alberta and Saskatchewan when it is devoutly anti-energy is beyond me

Singh’s NDP is not my father’s NDPMy dad, Anthony “Tony” Diotte was a locomotive engineer at Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., a long-time executive for his United Transportation Union local as well as a staunch supporter of the NDP until his death in 1994. But I can guarantee you my father would not vote for the federal NDP today.…