Justin Trudeau Misses Chance To Quote Father

They say that history tends to repeat itself. Given some of the rotten things that have taken place – wars, plagues, racism – I hope this supposition does not hold water. Yet last night in London, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had an opportunity to draw on the past. During a gathering of what isContinue reading “Justin Trudeau Misses Chance To Quote Father”

Canadian Prime Minister Prefers a Pint

From time to time I like to drop in for a pint or two at a downtown Iris pub here in Montreal. Rather than rotting my liver, I prefer to think of it as carrying out a civic duty since, as the photo above shows, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also likes to pop into theContinue reading “Canadian Prime Minister Prefers a Pint”

Quebec Flooding and Politicians’ Photo Ops

There are several areas in Canada that are suffering spring flooding, but none worse than the south-western part of the Province of Quebec including parts of the island of Montreal. For the first time in twenty years a Montreal mayor – Denis Coderre –  has declared a State of Emergency. I have family members whoContinue reading “Quebec Flooding and Politicians’ Photo Ops”

Kung Fu Diplomacy

This photo has been all over the place. Whenever I saw it something popped into my head; the old Kung Fu series with David Carradine. So I thought I’d adapt the original. DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit ofContinue reading “Kung Fu Diplomacy”

Mr Trudeau Goes To Washington

Today Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with US President Donald Trump in Washington. While some of Trudeau’s initial shine may be a wee bit smudged after a couple of years in office, a fairly normal occurrence no doubt, I think it fair to say that he enjoys better approval ratings at home than doesContinue reading “Mr Trudeau Goes To Washington”

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Welcomes Refugees: “Diversity Is Our Strength”

On September 11, 2001 while planes that had been hijacked by terrorists from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Lebanon were being flown into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, thousands of other flights were in the air. For obvious reasons the air space over the United States was soon closed and wasContinue reading “Canada’s Justin Trudeau Welcomes Refugees: “Diversity Is Our Strength””

Prime Minister Trudeau, Put Your Hands Up and Step Away From Your Castro Statement

Notwithstanding the fact that I am a lifelong Liberal Party of Canada voter, a great admirer of the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau and supporter of current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the latter’s recent statement regarding the passing of Fidel Castro was just plain wrong. I fear the long relationship between the Trudeau family and Castro,Continue reading “Prime Minister Trudeau, Put Your Hands Up and Step Away From Your Castro Statement”

“The World Needs More Canada” is a Great Slogan For 150th Birthday in 2017

  Mr. Trudeau please cancel any contracts with advertising agencies that may involve the writing of a catchy phrase to be used next year for our 150th birthday; we have our slogan. There have been some great advertising slogans over the years. “I ❤️ New York”, said I love New York, not I heart New York, isContinue reading ““The World Needs More Canada” is a Great Slogan For 150th Birthday in 2017″

Syrian Refugees to Canada: A Screen Door Policy Needed

During the recent long drawn out Canadian election campaign then candidate Justin Trudeau promised to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada before the end of the year. Now that he is Prime Minister Trudeau, in a refreshing change from many newly elected officials, he is vowing to make good on his promise. Many consider itContinue reading “Syrian Refugees to Canada: A Screen Door Policy Needed”

My Meeting With Pierre Elliott Trudeau

This week Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau will be soon in as the country’s twenty-third Prime Minister. Since his Liberal Party of Canada’s majority election victory much has been said and written about what to expect from Trudeau. I am pleased that for the most part the attention has been focussed on Justin, and notContinue reading “My Meeting With Pierre Elliott Trudeau”