As I watched my wifeâ€™s life slowly fade away, it seemed so odd to me the way people were working themselves up into an emotional frenzy over things that more than likely wouldnâ€™t impact their personal lives.
Stephen Harper always seemed to be ahead of the curve. Thatâ€™s why I can say with absolute certainty that Right Here, Right Now will be jam-packed with insightful, well-thought out, rational analysis.
Many Ontario residents are non-too pleased that their tax dollars are being spent on pro-government propaganda by the Ontario PC government, which is far from the only government to fund politically-tinged ads.
Letâ€™s quit Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, cold turkey-style. It sounds crazy, but if we all kicked our social media addiction, at least for a few months, I believe it would do wonders for our nationâ€™s collective psyche.
If I had to choose a leader who won the first six months of the year, Iâ€™d have to say, Andrew Scheer, if only by default. So will the fortunes of our political leaders shift? Ask me that in a few months.
Mind you, a politician having enemies is not necessarily a bad thing; Trudeauâ€™s tiff with Trump, for instance, will certainly work to his political advantage. Making enemies in ways that can harm your economy is risky.
Justin Trudeau has to take a tough trade stance against Donald Trump. And thatâ€™s exactly what heâ€™s doing; Trudeau, the free trader, has announced protectionist countecounter-measures against America.
Even though heâ€™s heading up Canadaâ€™s main opposition party, and even though heâ€™s potentially our next prime minister, Andrew Scheer seems to be getting less media coverage than his predecessor, Stephen Harper.
As part of its efforts to squash 'foreign voices,' the federal government might also squash Canadian voices. Home-grown Canadian organizations, with Canadian goals and Canadian agendas, may be also be silenced. And that would be wrong.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has got to play a smarter game, meaning he must rely less on his raw personal charm and more on a professional communication strategy. And to do that he needs better staff support.
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