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…

The Sept 4th vote, on Sept 3rd [Quebec]

I haven’t had the chance to discuss much the issues of this election, having been extremely busy this entire month. I’m going into a big, 18-hour day tomorrow, but started typing up the following thoughts. They are incomplete, and many points would need expanding, but here they are. First, this is an analysis of the completeness of…

Geneva rules are vital to us all

[Originally appeared in The Gazette April 22, 2010 Re: “It isn’t easy to fight clean” (Opinion, April 20).] Stanley Taube does what he accuses winners of wars of doing: writes his own version of what really happened. The Second World War did not spell “finis” to the Geneva rules, as Taube claims. In fact, it…