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Writer and Executive Editor for ProudToBeCanadian.ca. PTBC was founded by Mr. Johannesen in 2000. Contact Mr. Johannesen about this article using this form. Please refer to article's title.

Liberals Dream of Homosexual Abortions, While Life Goes On

It should hardly surprise anyone when it is found that Canadian Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are somewhat split over issues like abortion and gay marriage.  Polls suggest the Canada is somewhat split over these issues. ...

Liberals Have No Health Care Pulse. And Their Pants Are On Fire.

Just yesterday I wrote in my commentary that an alternative for Canada’s moribund health care system is any of the 27 other countries that, like Canada, also have a universal access health system. ...

Jack Layton’s NDP: Position on Issues? Free Munchies For All!

In all the hoopla and excitement surrounding the Canadian election campaign… no let me start again:  During the Canadian election campaign so far, we have candidates using the unusual tactic of announcing ways to...

Gary Sinise, Iraq, America, Initiative, Children, Freedom, Love

Good News from  Iraq “I have seen their smiling faces and their attempts to say ‘I love you’  in broken English… I saw hope in their eyes and gratitude in their hearts ...

Health Care in Canada: What You Need To Know

Canada is only one of27 countries with universal health care. Yes, twenty-seven (27!) countries in the free world have universal health care.  Here’s a list of countries that have universal health care: Iceland, Switzerland, Australia, Germany,...

Liberals: Shooting For The Stars

Canadians often point to the fact that in Canada there isn’t the kind of whacky gun ownership that there is in the United States. In actual fact, gun ownership is high in Canada with per...

“Democratic socialists”, snicker.

Background for Americans:  “NDP” stands for “New Democratic Party”, Canada’s extreme left-wing party.  A socialist party.  Union members can all decide to join the NDP individually.  That’s one thing they’re allowed, by their union,...

South-Left Re-Alignment Alert

Some Canadian political perspective: Canadians pride themselves on… oh hang on.  Oh OK on being profoundly, solidly, proudly, really a lot, without any doubt, mediocre in every which way.  Success in Canada as a nation...

Stephen Harper, Conservative, Would Cut Taxes, Raise Sanity

In coming up with common sense answers to nagging sustained problems created by Liberals in Canada over many years in power which in the process has turned Canada into a laughing stock for Americans,...

Politicizing the Classroom

Those who are concerned about the separation of church and state, prayer in schools, and renaming “Christmas holidays” to “seasonal holidays” for the kids in schools, should consider the poisonous mix of militant far...

“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts”

“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts” (Quote by U.S. Senator D. Patrick Moynihan.) The comparatively high cost of living in Vancouver and much of British Columbia, especially as pertains to...

Union-Math Is… Different!

You’ve heard of “new math”?  Bet you’ve never heard of “union-math” as calculated on those newfangled “working family” calculator thingamajigs (made in Cuba!). Vancouver Province newspaper letter to the editor, May 9 2004 ...And I...

L.U.N.C. = Liberals Unions NDP Communists

At a business people’s conference or seminar, or at a trade show at your city’s local convention center, or at an art gallery or annual craft fair or even at the shopping mall, you’re...

Ted Koppel: News Reader of Phone Books

OK, Ted Koppel, spend your “news show” time tonight to list the 500 Americans who died in Iraq to inform Americans who might not have heard about this whole “Iraq” thing. Apparently that...

Couch Potato John Doyle: Not Left Wing, but Giddy

Part 2Part 1 here. The liberal Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail and its intrepid television-viewing expert, the flaming left-wing couch potato John Doyle, are squirming because they fear being exposed as the lefties that...