Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms matters now more than ever

Governments in Canada are violating the Charter relating to individual freedoms

Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms matters now more than everNow is the time for a regroup, a refresh. The fight over the removal of the vaccine mandates is just one battle, not the war. The war is that the mandates were and are unconstitutional. They must be found to have been unconstitutional, that they have all violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.…

Trudeau more Bozo the Clown than dictator

How did we end up with such a lightweight?

Trudeau more Bozo the Clown than dictatorJust the week before, when he invoked the Emergencies Act to deal with what was essentially a local police matter, Justin Trudeau was being compared to brutal dictators like Xi Jinping. But now, after effectively saying “Just fooling” and revoking the same legislation he said was absolutely necessary to save the country from the perils…

Trudeau has irreparably damaged our country

“Canada will always be there to defend the right to peaceful protest” – Justin Trudeau, in a reference to protests in India

Trudeau has irreparably damaged our countryAsked why he supported some protests but was determined to crush the trucker convoy, Justin Trudeau answered without hesitation: He supported – and even participated in – protests he agreed with, but he did not support – and vowed to crush – those with “unacceptable views,” that is, views he disagrees with. We are now…

COVID put the brakes on Canadian manufacturing

Pandemic restrictions dealt the sector a heavy blow

COVID put the brakes on Canadian manufacturingConsumers usually realize fairly quickly just how important the manufacturing sector is when they stare at empty shelves while shopping. In some cases, being confronted with an empty shelf can lead to hysteria and panic, leading to irrational behaviour. Most consumers, pre-pandemic, never really had much cause to be concerned about how the Canadian manufacturing…

The use of the Emergencies Act was profoundly undemocratic

It should be used only in the direst of circumstances

The use of the Emergencies Act was profoundly undemocraticMany arguments were used to justify calls for the use of the Emergencies Act. In order to bolster the claim that the traffic jam in downtown Ottawa constituted a threat to national security, Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair insisted the truckers’ convoy was “a largely foreign-funded, targeted and coordinated attack … to harm Canada.” Public…

Canadians are fed up with ineffectual leadership

We all want a return to normality but that cannot hold true for our archaic health care system

Canadians are fed up with ineffectual leadershipApparently, Canadians have a limit to the amount of unnecessary discomfort and ineffectual leadership they will suffer through. Polls, demonstrations, and now a convoy of truckers blocking streets in downtown Ottawa show that Canadians are fed up. Canadians want their society to go back to the pre-COVID norms. But while that may be true of…

It’s time that students came first rather than last

Two years of pandemic restrictions have taken a toll on our kids

It’s time that students came first rather than lastFinally, provincial governments are loosening public health restrictions. Based on what many health officials are saying, there’s a good chance that our country will be largely free of these restrictions by spring. And not a moment too soon, particularly for our young people. Even though kids are in the age group that is least likely…

Canada is becoming an authoritarian state

We are venturing into a new authoritarian version of what used to be a wonderful country

Canada is becoming an authoritarian stateThe discussions held by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Premiers leading up to the imposition of The Emergencies Act will not be made public, but the results are obvious: All Premiers except one, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, told Trudeau not to do it. I’m sure that they all urged the Prime Minister to take…

Handwriting remains a useful skill

We are more likely to remember words we write than words we type

Handwriting remains a useful skill“Sign here please.” Anyone who has ever accepted a UPS delivery, signed a permission slip for a school field trip, or filled out a legal document has likely seen this phrase. Although it takes only a few seconds to sign a document, our handwritten signature means we have read the document and accepted its terms.…

Regina bans plastic bags – sort of

Does nothing for the environment and everything to inconvenience shoppers

Regina bans plastic bags – sort ofImagine if a city suddenly fined people hundreds of dollars for something they regularly did hundreds of times a year. That’s exactly what Regina and many other municipalities have done by banning single-use plastic bags. One column is barely room enough to skim how unjustified the reasoning for this move, and how bad the execution,…
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