Jamie Carroll

Jamie Carroll is a former National Director of the Liberal Party of Canada and a long-time political organizer and commentator. Jamie runs a number of businesses and is mainly focused on deploying cleantech technology and helping start-ups breakthrough in tough markets.

Jamie blogs at https://foolfromthehill.home.blog/posts/, Tweets from https://twitter.com/jec79 and has no idea what TikTok or SnapChat are.

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Jason Kenney is worse than Doug Ford. No, really.

Jason Kenney is worse than Doug Ford. No, really.

Above: Ontario's Rod Philips and Alberta's Tracy Allard both travelled outside the country for Christmas and pre-taped videos for social media that gave the impression they were celebrating the holidays at home. If you believe Rod Philips resigned you likely think Julius Caesar died of natural [...]

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Stupid is, as stupid does—Meet Ontario Finance Minister Rod Philips

Stupid is, as stupid does—Meet Ontario Finance Minister Rod Philips

Alright, the Christmas spirit is officially done. Let’s get back to bitching. December 29th brought Ontarians two extreme examples on the leadership scale spectrum. Both should be given serious scrutiny by Ontarians – especially those who played by the rules and missed out on spending the [...]

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The Prairie Premiers and their wrongness

The Prairie Premiers and their wrongness

ABOVE: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Manitoba Premier Brain Pallister, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe. Look, I get I’m beating this drum pretty hard. But the data just keeps piling up. To wit: in the last couple days, two polls have come out ranking voter satisfaction with the various provincial [...]

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Jason Kenney is trying to kill us

Jason Kenney is trying to kill us

Above: Premier Jason Kenney (PHOTO: Red Deer Advocate) While there are very very very few political issues about which Jason Kenney and I agree, I have known Alberta’s premier at least in passing for almost 20 years and I have always respected him as a hard-working politician, a competent manager [...]

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America, we need to talk.

America, we need to talk.

Well, if that was the American election, we had it. Notwithstanding the almost inevitable chicanery and nonsense likely to occur between now and January 20th about which I’ve written previously, the fat lady has sung and Joe Biden will win the presidency by 36 Electoral College votes and 5m+ direct [...]

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Wither ‘Murica

Wither ‘Murica

No one who has read a word I’ve written over the course of my life will be surprised to hear that I loathe Donald Trump and everything his administration has come to represent with an abiding passion that makes Romeo and Juliet look like puppy love. The man is a menace. He’s the single biggest [...]

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One fish, two fish; red fish, arson.

One fish, two fish; red fish, arson.

They’re ugly. They’re bottom feeders. And they’re delicious – especially with a little melted garlic butter. It is virtually impossible for anyone in Upper Canada or points west to understand how important, lucrative and competitive the lobster industry is in Atlantic Canada. [...]

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What will Canada do?

What will Canada do?

It’s late November 2020. After declaring himself the victor on election night, it is becoming clear as the results of mail-in ballots are counted that Donald Trump has, in fact, lost the Electoral College and the election. As promised, Trump is refusing to accept those results. Rigged election. [...]

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Some free advice for Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP

Some free advice for Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP

Notwithstanding some excellent advice from John Diefenbaker – one of my least favourite Canadian Prime Ministers but still seen as a hero here on the western prairies – that “only dogs know what to do with polls”, a good poll is like catnip to any politician. Especially one in [...]

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Reign in the NCC to save Canada’s built heritage

Reign in the NCC to save Canada’s built heritage

Above: Canada's six official residences are: (Clockwise from top left) Rideau Hall (Home and workplace of the governor general of Canada), 24 Sussex Drive, (Home of the prime minister of Canada), Harrington Lake (Country residence of the prime minister of Canada), Stornoway (Home of the leader of [...]

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