Archive for June 21st, 2012

Better investigate Canada

- June 21st, 2012

MSNBC reports that the United Nations Children’s Fund, aka UNICEF, just warned that 1.5 million children in West Africa face imminent starvation. Kind of makes you wonder what the UN “Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food” was doing in Canada.

About the security detail story…

- June 21st, 2012

RCMP detail
See David Akin’s column on the subject. I only want to add one thing: I want tough, and tough-minded agents guarding the lives of my prime minister and his or her family. I don’t care who the prime minister is, and whether I agree with him or her. Nobody should get close enough to hurt them, full stop. And I don’t care how much of a tough cookie the guy in charge of ensuring their safety has to be. Within reason, obviously. But the nature of the job makes me give the person in charge a lot more latitude than I would give to your average RCMP officer.

Also? Remember when Aline Chretien had to fight off an intruder in their bedroom? We don’t hear stories like that anymore, right? That’s a good thing.

OK. That was two things.