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BC Politics, and why the BC Conservative Party is no Party - Part 4

A Four-Part Series: Part 1 here | Part 2 here | Part 3 here Part Four of Four Even the mention of the word “NDP” is enough to scare business away from British Columbia as elsewhere,...

BC Politics, and why the BC Conservative Party is no Party - Part 3

A Four-Part Series: Part 1 here | Part 2 here Part Three of Four When the extreme-liberal-left socialist NDP were in power in British Columbia in the 1990’s, during one of the greatest economic booms in...

BC Politics, and why the BC Conservative Party is no Party - Part 2

A Four-Part Series: Part 1 here. Part Two of Four                         BC voters routinely...

BC Politics, and why the BC Conservative Party is no Party

A Four-Part SeriesPart One of Four Politics in the province of British Columbia and much of Canada is so easy to understand.  Let me explain it: The electorate—including many elected and hope-to-be-elected politicians—is largely unsophisticated politically,...

Here’s How Canada’s Immigration System Works

True story:  A terrorist, welcomed into Canada in 1987, has fended off deportation lo these many years.  This isn’t one of those “Here’s a weird story!” stories, it is a completely common occurrence in...

Liberals are selective in their monikers

The Missile Defence Shield, or National Missile Defence system, as it is properly known, is not “Bush’s missile plan”, as the Canadian state-run CBC’s Larry Zolf calls it (and nor is it called “stars...

Conservatives beating themselves up for being honest and having values

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and the Liberals kept warning about a “hidden agenda” of the Conservative Party during the election of 2004, but apparently no expensive, official inquiry will need to be held...

Liberals Permanent Progenerators of Liberalism and Lies

Yvon Charbonneau, a former union boss in Quebec, now a former Montreal Liberal MP, has been appointed by (God willing, soon-to-be-former) Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin to a plumb, key United Nations post: Ambassador...

Forum question answered and culture discovered

An American member of the ProudToBeCanadian.ca forums posted the following question for anyone to answer and I took up the challenge: “Is MSNBC permitted in Canada?  Considering it also can be seen as having a...

Canada: losers of Olympian proportions

Canada finally pulled out all the stops yesterday and joined the ranks of Columbia, Argentina, Mongolia, United Arab Emirates, and Bulgaria (actually Bulgaria has twice as many medals as Canada) in the 2004 Olympics. This...

Pray yourself, Barbara Yaffe, liberals

The gall of liberals in the media to redefine Canadians in the liberal mould is astounding. In her July 22 2004 Vancouver Sun editorial Barbara Yaffe accuses Christians of laying it on too thick when...

Incomplete Story

In a movie review on Friday July 16 2004, movie reviewer Katherine Monk of the Vancouver Sun reveals herself as a historian and political scientist, albeit one who employs junk/bunk history and science. Unlike me...

Spider-Man Stupid! Now it’s CRTC-Man! Allah Akbar!

In an apparent attempt at some of that classic Canadian-made humour, the state-run CRTC, which regulates what Canadians are allowed to watch on television by licensing only those channels they choose to...

Media not merely liberal, it’s Liberal

Gillian Cosgrove of the National Post in Canada added the following bit to the end of her column almost in passing.  It’s as if conservatives are the only ones who have faced reality and...

“I wanted more chaos, more shocks, more disorder”

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a columnist at the London Evening Standard. In light of the handover of sovereignty to Iraq on June 28 2004 she wrote her latest piece, a gem entitled ‘My shame at...