Sunday, September 15, 2019

Balancing workers’ rights and union privileges

Balancing workers

Enough already! My response to Marci McDonald

It has been several weeks since the book The Armageddon Factor was released, igniting a storm of controversy that author Marci McDonald says she...

Who’s really to blame for the Ann Coulter affair at University of Ottawa?

Now that the storm surrounding Ann Coulter’s visit to University of Ottawa has subsided, it’s worth while asking who is really to blame for...

Rethinking Senate Reform

The government’s decision to prorogue Parliament until early March in response to the Senate’s obstruction of its legislative agenda has once again thrust the...

What the…? Tories resurrect Court Challenges Program

For more than a year now, prominent conservatives have been warning – some publicly – about the drift of the Harper Tories away from...

U.S. Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats barking up the wrong tree on health care

Critics of U.S. President Barack Obama’s desired health care reforms – including so-called “Blue Dog Democrats” – claim that his plan is just too...

A ‘shocking’ subsidy plan from the McGuinty Government

We’ve all heard the stories about people who live in subsidized housing somehow or other being able to afford the big screen TVs or...

When it comes to public finance, nothing should be a “no-brainer”

The controversy surrounding the Harper government’s decision to give $400K to Toronto’s Gay Pride Festival continues to grow. In his July 9th column in...

$400,000 to Toronto Gay Pride a stimulant too far

Last week’s announcement of a $400,000 grant to Toronto’s Gay Pride Week is the latest indication of how detached the Harper Conservatives have become...

Oh brave new world that has such people in it

I was going to accuse Queen’s University of treating its students as though they were all mildly retarded (the term used by the American...

A feckless Conservative Party? Principled conservatives have only themselves to blame

It has been said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes, but in Canada, there’s one more thing you can...

Vic Toews got it wrong – Louise Arbour isn’t a disgrace, she’s just irrelevant

When federal Treasury Board President and former Minister of Justice Vic Toews called outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour a “disgrace”...

The flawed reasons for doing away with prayer at Queen’s Park

The recent decision by the McGuinty government to consider removing prayer from Ontario’s daily legislative proceedings has once again catapulted the complicated relationship between...

Unfettered speech is not dangerous, unfettered power is

Joseph C. Ben-AmiOne would think that if anyone could mount a strong defence of Canada’s much maligned human rights commissions and their role in...

A small step toward fixing Canada’s broken immigration system

I’ve often said that the single greatest problem Canada faces today is the general, and in my view cataclysmic, decline in the quality of...