Weekly Commentary

Stockwell Days letter to constituents

Stockwell Day""s letter to constituents

Mar 14, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Dear constituents of the Okanagan, Nicola and Highland Valleys, By now I'm sure most of you have heard the news of my decision as your MP. First, even though it...

Security, abuse, hope

Mar 8, 2011 / 5:00 am

"I've avoided marriage because I don't want to leave a widow and orphans." Quite a statement to be made from a handsome, up and coming political star. Three...

Doctors up, temperatures down

Mar 1, 2011 / 5:00 am

Waiting lines for family doctors will get a little bit shorter with a recent federal investment. I was honoured to be joined by a group of BC doctors, academics...

Canada making waves

Feb 22, 2011 / 5:00 am

It may not have made front pages, but Canada's Navy was front and center on the high seas this week. Our sailors and pilots played a key role in a major...

The court of public opinion

Feb 15, 2011 / 7:47 am

Illegal immigration frustrates long time and new Canadians. Disturbing polls show that Canadians, tolerant and generous by nature, are becoming impatient with...

Super goal lines

Feb 8, 2011 / 5:00 am

While the Packers and Steelers controlled a lot of the news over the last week, two other 'quarterbacks' were inching towards a goal line. Prime Minister Harper...

Round table meetings

Feb 1, 2011 / 5:00 am

I was out of town most of last week, mainly finishing up a series of round table meetings on the economy. I went from Comox to Vancouver, then Edmonton,...

Vigilante or Vigilant?

Jan 25, 2011 / 5:00 am

Remember the Chinese grocer in Toronto who got arrested and charged for doing a citizen's arrest? A thief had been regularly targeting his store by doing 'grab...

Election fever

Jan 18, 2011 / 10:23 am

I sure am reading and hearing a whole lot about a federal election coming at us. You too? In case you're wondering, we're not the ones pounding the drum. Our...

What starts well...

Jan 11, 2011 / 5:00 am

Before I start this week's column with some good news, a sad note. Doreen Van Basten passed away. Many of you knew her. I too was one of the privileged. She...

Run out of it in 2010?

Run out of it in 2010?

Jan 4, 2011 / 5:00 am

Question: What is the one resource which we never have enough of even though it will last forever? If you guessed 'Time', then of course you are right. One way...

2010 - some golden moments, some worrisome days

Dec 28, 2010 / 5:00 am

Our winter Olympians propelled themselves into the New Year. They shattered records and revelled in silver and gold. Even Queen Elizabeth noticed as she talked...

Miracle in the trenches

Miracle in the trenches

Dec 21, 2010 / 5:00 am

Remember the (true) story of the momentary miracle in the midst of World War 1 brutal trench warfare? In case you've never read the accounts (or seen the...

Record breaking minority

Dec 15, 2010 / 5:00 am

Another milestone this week. Prime Minister Harper surpassed the mark of former PM Lester Pearson. PM Harper now has the record for maintaining a minority...

Wiki Leaks Reeks

Dec 7, 2010 / 5:00 am

There are those who actually are portraying the Wiki Leaks Leaker-in-Chief as some kind of hero. If you run into any of his adoring fans you may want to remind...

Little things, big things

Nov 30, 2010 / 5:00 am

Losing income when you're already barely making ends meet is a big deal. It hurts even more if it's because you were following the rules and then those rules...

The dollars and sense

Nov 23, 2010 / 5:00 am

Time off for bad behavior. Big time. Opposition MP's are proposing this. Suppose a teenager winds up hurting himself while he's say, mugging a senior. His mom...

Free enterprise communism

Nov 16, 2010 / 5:00 am

The Communist Cabinet Minister looked me straight in the eye and with full sincerity here's what he said: "We are on track in reducing the administrative burden...

Tell them

Nov 9, 2010 / 5:00 am

It was Christmas Day, 1941. Seventeen days earlier Hong Kong had been hit with a massive military assault of Japanese troops. A small contingent of Canadian...

What? More good reports?

Nov 2, 2010 / 5:00 am

It was good news, so you didn't see it in any national headlines. Headline or not, there it was. The international organization which reports on the Corruption...