The fine economic stewardship of the Harper Conservatives

To those still clinging to the trope that the Harper Conservatives are “good fiscal managers”: Let’s remember that — way before the financial crisis of ’08 that they now hide behind — they proceeded to waste away budget surpluses that Canada had been having for the prior 9 years, and this, *in two short years*.

On Justin Trudeau, the new leader of the Liberal Party

I was asked about Justin Trudeau’s election recently, and I ended up typing the following, which I share (this is top-of-head, unedited text): “I figured he’d eventually run for the Liberal leadership, but maybe at the next cycle. That being said, I am now more hopeful, even optimistic. The “role” that he looks to be…