Fair point. I'm not under the impression that Canada could be (or should be) a super power - but it would certainly be a refreshing change to have a government able to undertake meaningful, ambitious projects (any portfolio) that could benefit all, instead of short-sighted voter pandering.
Should the title of this thread be modified to reflect that the attached video is, in fact, a Russian propaganda video - not factual whatsoever?
The Russian module has not been detached from ISS, despite what the title of this thread directly states.
I'll just note that the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency does report to Parliament, and is intended to complement the work of the NSICOP.
As an independent agency reporting to Parliament, perhaps it may be seen to be less vulnerable to potential partisan abuse or political...
Since 2018, the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians has fulfilled a role similar to what you are suggesting.
From the website:
"The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act mandates the...
Fully agree that the PM is scoring short-term political points without considering the longer-term effects of his rhetoric re the protestors.
I think the article accurately sums up most Canadians' frustrations with this pandemic and our governments' responses.
But, even Don Martin acknowledges...
I have no doubt that the vast majority of Canadians are sick and tired of COVID and all of the measures put in place to manage it.
An angry, vocal minority has staged these protests, but I don't believe that they have garnered the broad public support that you seem to think they have.
I'd be more inclined to agree with you if the protestors had articulated a coherent message or goals grounded in reality.
I'd be surprised if some protestors don't attempt to take credit for pre-planned relaxation of the temporary measures they oppose.
Of course everyone is sick and tired of ongoing public health measures. I don't know anyone who isn't.
But the vast majority of people aren't resorting to what has essentially become a very public temper tantrum that lacks a coherent message, and coherent goals.
As many here have pointed...
Found this interesting. Agree that Musk is a pragmatist; anti-mandate, but pro-vaccine.
"Musk told Time last month in an interview after he was selected a "Person of the Year" that he and his eligible children are all vaccinated because the science is "unequivocal" but said he is opposed to...
Yes, the vaccination policies are different - but I don't believe it's a case of "Canadian Science" vs "Swedish Science".
Point taken re: apparent dogmatism though. I would agree that accusations of "science denier" is tossed out far too easily.
I think you're confusing public policy with science.
The latter should (hopefully) inform the former, which, along with many other variables, will obviously result in varying policies between jurisdictions.