How fitting that a wrecking crew of conservatives met at the Calgary Stampede where they sported cowboy hats and jeans, flipped pancakes for the cameras and fumed about the federal carbon tax.
That timeworn joke about shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic certainly applied this month when Ontario Premier Doug Ford kicked his A-team ministers below deck and into lesser cabinet positions.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer may be on show. But he's not the man -- or men -- orchestrating the moves of the Conservatives.
Andrew Scheer is caught in a whirlpool between Trudeau, Ford and now even Bernier -- which has him spinning in all directions.
Women don't have equal pay. Lawmakers are trying to strip us of the right to control our bodies. And, when we do make babies, we have little access to safe and affordable child care.
If there is anything "Trumpian" about Ford, it is his relations with actual news reporters who work for legitimate news organizations, organizations his government has called "fake news."
In the wake of Jason Kenney's victory in Alberta, Doug Ford celebrated the "Blue Wave" washing over Canada, making it clear that the right will stick together to work from the same damaging playbook.
One usually never-discussed topic is getting an unusual amount of play in this drama -- and that's feminism. In particular, whose feminism is more feminist than the other feminist's feminism.
Almost as soon as he became premier, Doug Ford began bullying Ontario youth with cuts to programs, projects and policies aimed at giving them safe, secure, healthy and prosperous futures.
On International Women's Day we mark women's suffrage and rights, yet there is still a lack of incisive, comprehensive coverage of the murders of women and girls in Canada.