Tagging Along

IF there was something that was obvious… THEN it’s Canada’s diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Olympic Games in China… BECAUSE the U.S. did it two days ago. Some say that a diplomatic boycott does not go far enough, but a full boycott will likely never happen again. Athletes train for four years for this moment,Continue reading “Tagging Along”

Setting A Precedent?

IF the U.S. has staged a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Olympics… THEN look for Canada to follow suit… BECAUSE Canada’s more recent history with China is also complicated. The saga regarding the two Michaels and Meng Wanzhou has seen relations plummet. Not to mention that other countries like Australia are also considering a boycottContinue reading “Setting A Precedent?”

Perhaps There Is Hope After All

Image Courtesy: Marco Bello/Reuters IF Ahmaud Arbery’s killers were found guilty of murder… THEN at least something is being done to combat racial inequality in the United States… BECAUSE Arbery’s killers used the same defence that Kyle Rittenhouse used less than a week ago. With stark differences in verdict, there is still hope for concreteContinue reading “Perhaps There Is Hope After All”

Surprise, Surprise

Image Courtesy: Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool IF Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal means anything… THEN it means that anyone can claim self-defense and get away with it… BECAUSE it’s happened before. George Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013, and that caused wide unrest. Fair to say the same thing will likely happen this time around.

Biden Finally Gets His Way

Image Courtesy: Gage Skidmore/Flickr IF Joe Biden needed a victory.. THEN he finally has one… BECAUSE Congress passed a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill after much deliberation. Biden has so far failed to convince Americans and the world of his pedigree as the American President. His failure in Afghanistan and wasted COVID-19 vaccines are among his lowlights,Continue reading “Biden Finally Gets His Way”

More Heartache For British Politics

Image Courtesy: BBC IF a second British MP in Sir David Amess was killed in broad daylight… THEN clearly, something is rotten in the UK… BECAUSE irrespective of political affiliation, publicly elected politicians should feel safe to represent their constituency. Jo Cox was killed in the street by a right-wing extremist in 2016 a weekContinue reading “More Heartache For British Politics”

It’s In Some People To Finally Give

Image Courtesy: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press IF gay and bisexual men are finally allowed to donate blood plasma, albeit in a limited capacity… THEN it’s a start… BECAUSE they should not have to face questions about their sexual history. Some have praised the move, but others have (rightly) called for more people to be included.Continue reading “It’s In Some People To Finally Give”

Time To Follow Italy’s Lead?

Image Courtesy: Marco Verch/Flickr IF Italy’s implementation of the “Green Pass” is successful… THEN other countries might follow suit with similar mandates… BECAUSE despite violent protests in Rome denouncing the mandate, it will work. Those who do not want to use the pass and/or get vaccinated are effectively losing their livelihood, as Kyrie Irving (inContinue reading “Time To Follow Italy’s Lead?”

How Will Canada Move Against China?

IF Canada does not join their international allies in toughening their stance against China… THEN they risk being stranded by the rest of the world… BECAUSE the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia have banned Huawei from their respective 5G networks. If Canada does not ban Huawei after the multi-year struggle toContinue reading “How Will Canada Move Against China?”