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Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show tops viewer ratings in America. Meanwhile, Canada’s CBC fails

In the U.S., Tucker Carlson's very good Fox News Channel show is now the highest-rated show in cable news with over 4.3 million viewers per day. It's also the highest-rated cable news show in...

Smart-take on the “why” of Trudeau’s petty corruption

Seems every day is another day of shame for Canadians, for one thing or another — whether it's our "genocidal" tendencies, our "racist" manner and history, or our failure to adapt to the climate...

Only one Conservative leadership candidate promises to end any part of state-owned CBC

What kind of government competes against its own citizens in business for profits? And compete for attention and favor regarding politics, and political "news" and opinion? And what kind of state sees a need...

The Liberals’ WE division is also supported by these Conservatives (or “Conservatives”)

Memo to Conservative Party leadership contenders: The obsequious (and now-hidden) past behavior of supposedly conservative politicians to causes known to be liberal-left or progressive —is soul-killing to actual conservatives. A Conservative Party leadership campaign email...

Alberta labor union boss compares Alberta premier to Hitler. Remains in job.

A labor union boss in Alberta has apparently been hiding under a massive union-made rock, and somehow missed all the lessons taught in fourth grade about Hitler comparisons. Here's Gil McGowan, president of the...

If free speech were the only problem, Sloan said enough.

Among other good and bold things with which I agree, Conservative Party leadership candidate Derek Sloan has said it is his mission to enforce a rule that federally-funded universities and colleges (that's nearly all...

WE need the Liberals to do a bowel cleansing

What with all the muck in the bowels of the Liberal Party these days, what a terrible week to recall Justin Trudeau's talk of "sunny ways" if only we elected him. Is it "sunny"...

Why do we fund institutions that hate us and everything we stand for?

This could be about the World Health Organization or the United Nations. But no, that's another article. This one is about another institution we fund with our tax dollars, but which hates us and...

Trudeau: “WE TOOK ON DEBT SO CANADIANS DIDN’T HAVE TO”

It's true. He really said that today. He either does not understand that Canadian government debt is utterly the same thing as Canadian taxpayer debt, or worse, he does know, and he thinks you're a...

Canada’s Deficit And Debt Update: “Worse Than The Worst-Case Scenario.”

Justin Trudeau and his trusty Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced today that Canada is on track for a $1.2 TRILLION debt by the end of the year; and so far this year, we're well...

They’re learning worse than nothing in colleges and universities

If students were learning utterly nothing in college or university today, it would be better than what they are learning. Better for them, better for all of us. I read a good editorial today by...

UPDATED — Those “Private” “Profiting” Long-Term Seniors’ Care Homes Aren’t Necessarily Private

UPDATED below — May 29 2020 Lefties — NDP leader Jagmeet Singh leading the pack — are all on about the evils of all those profit-seeking "privately-owned" long-term care homes, given the disaster for our...

A Government Failure at Every Level

The deaths at old-age care homes reveal yet another massive failure of all government to provide oversight and regulate, and to protect us, as they're charged to do —by us. You can't trust a...

BANG! A Gun Rights Petition, Petition By A Liberal Against Other Liberals, And Others.

One federal E-Petition led me to another. I recently signed one, the one in support of gun rights and against Trudeau's latest idiotic gun bans. You should too. More on that in a second. There's...

Quebec Deaths Per Million Worse Than Most Countries Including USA —by 42%

How are Canada and its provinces doing regarding the Wuhan Chinese Communist Coronavirus? Here's some numbers I drew-up this morning, May 11 2020. These are in order of deaths per million: Deaths Population (millions) Deaths Per Million Quebec 2928 8.54 342.95 USA 79406 327.12 242.74 Canada 4906 37.89 129.46 Ontario 1669 14.71 113.45 Alberta 117 4.41 26.51 British Columbia 129 5.11 25.24 Newfoundland...