Donald Trump’s Election Win – Touching the Wellspring of Public Anger by Conrad Black NOV 10, 2016

Donald Trump’s Election Win – Touching the Wellspring of Public Anger by Conrad Black NOV 10, 2016

It is not such a surprise that Americans have elevated Donald Trump to the headship of their country. It was improbable at first, because of his raucous personality, and the fact he had never held public office or a high military command (the almost invariable qualifications for a nominee). He financed his own campaign, avoiding […]

Conrad Black : Exaggerated Reaction to Brexit from the EU JUNE 26, 2016

Conrad Black : Exaggerated Reaction to Brexit from the EU  JUNE 26, 2016

The absurdly exaggerated reaction to the British vote to leave the European Union demonstrates the complacency and incompetence of the governing elites in Britain and Western Europe, and how those attitudes rippled out, unchallenged, in the international media and financial markets. There is some analogy with the comeuppance given the American political class by the […]

Conrad Black: University Decision to Remove John A. Macdonald Statue is Cowardly & Disgraceful MARCH 12, 2016

Conrad Black: University Decision to Remove John A. Macdonald Statue is Cowardly & Disgraceful MARCH 12, 2016

Canada is suffering from a prolonged pandemic of moral self-flagellation promoted by hemophiliac bleeding hearts and militant native agitators. The latest outburst of it is the recent decision of the governors of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., to withdraw from an arrangement to erect statues of all 22 of Canada’s former prime ministers on […]

Conrad Black Writes Stephen Harper’s Political Obituary – OCT 17, 2015

Conrad Black Writes Stephen Harper’s Political Obituary – OCT 17, 2015

The arguments for voting for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper are numerous and persuasive. He has been a competent and diligent prime minister who has avoided fiscal imprudence, brought us well through the 2008 financial crisis and has gone to great and imaginative lengths to keep taxes down and shrink public-sector spending as a share of […]

Conrad Black: Will the Duffy trial be the Bayne of the Harper Government – APRIL 12, 2015

Conrad Black: Will the Duffy trial be the Bayne of the Harper Government – APRIL 12, 2015

The Mike Duffy trial opened with a formidable blast from his counsel, Donald Bayne, predicting that Nigel Wright, who is renowned to all as an honourable man and has been exempted from any charge in the matter, will confirm in his testimony that Duffy was pushed “by the Prime Minister’s Office” into accepting Wright’s $90,000, which […]

Conrad Black: A Navy Rebuilt, The Criminal Code & Mike Duffy MARCH 15, 2015

Conrad Black:  A Navy Rebuilt, The Criminal Code & Mike Duffy MARCH 15, 2015

The federal government deserves credit for unveiling its plans for regeneration of Canada’s long-shrinking navy. Seven years have passed, inexplicably and expensively in terms of ultimate cost, since the prime minister announced that eight Arctic off-shore patrol ships with ice-breaking capacity would be built, the first to be delivered in 2013. Now we will have […]

Conrad Black: Radical Islam poses a real, direct threat to the West — including Canada JAN 24, 2015

Conrad Black: Radical Islam poses a real, direct threat to the West — including Canada JAN 24, 2015

CFN – It is distressing to witness the waffling and quibbling in both federal opposition parties over Canada’s contribution to the anti-terrorist effort in the Middle East, and even more depressing to note the failure of the opposition to show any recognition of the nature of the intensifying struggle between the West and radical Islam. […]

The Tories’ best strategy? Replace Stephen Harper by Conrad Black OCT 4, 2014

The Tories’ best strategy? Replace Stephen Harper by Conrad Black OCT 4, 2014

CFN – The talk one hears around Ottawa these days about Stephen Harper calling a snap election is nonsense. If the prime minister called an election over the determination of Unifor (created last year from the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions) to launch an ad blitz against […]

Conrad Black: In Scotland and Quebec, Separatism is a Dead Pigeon

Conrad Black: In Scotland and Quebec, Separatism is a Dead Pigeon

CFN – All of the usual responses quickly occurred after the Scottish referendum last week: The defeated separatists, although their leader announced his retirement from politics, claimed that they represented the forces of history and that having got from a standing start to 45% on their first try, they would cross the finish line next […]

Conrad Black: Justin Trudeau is Quebec’s Last Ticket In Canada MARCH 1, 2014

Conrad Black: Justin Trudeau is Quebec’s Last Ticket In Canada MARCH 1, 2014

CFN– Justin Trudeau, who is leading by approximately 10 points in the polls, looms as a very plausible winner of next year’s election in the aftermath of the generally successful Liberal meeting in Montreal last week. Concerns about his depth and gravitas persist, but the allure of his personality is undeniable.   A condensed version […]

Conrad Black on Duffygate – Horton Hears a Who Reverse Embezzlement Should Not Lead to Lynching November 30, 2013

Conrad Black on Duffygate – Horton Hears a Who Reverse Embezzlement Should Not Lead to Lynching November 30, 2013

This week’s by-election results — two for the Tories, two for the Liberals — suggest that voters are not too much concerned by the shenanigans in the Senate. Nor should they be. Mike Duffy was accused of excessive aggression in submitting his expenses, and Nigel Wright paid $90,000 out of his pocket to keep the […]