A courageous stand against made-up gender pronouns

Individuals and groups cannot simply force a change in speech, language or perception that hasn’t been recognized by the vast majority of society

There have been occasions when seemingly innocuous YouTube videos go viral. The most recent (and unusual) example has been a Canadian academic’s esoteric discussion of a violation of his right to free speech on campus. Yet, there are many logical reasons why Jordan Peterson’s 57 minute, 42 second video, “Fear and the Law,” posted on…

Grits’ meddling in real estate market can only hurt

Ottawa's adjustments to mortgage rules - including a stress test for all insured loans - will cripple the Canadian economy

Grits’ meddling in real estate market can only hurtFinance Minister Bill Morneau recently announced some dramatic changes to Canada’s mortgage rules. This includes a stress test for all insured loans, and the removal of a tax loophole that has enabled non-residents to avoid paying tax after the sale of a property. Although the federal Liberals believe these adjustments will benefit the real estate…

Play Ball! Bid to ban Chief Wahoo gets the Tomahawk Chop

A court of law has much better things to do than waste valuable time and resources on these types of frivolous matters

Play Ball! Bid to ban Chief Wahoo gets the Tomahawk ChopThe political left occasionally focuses its political radar on the rather tiresome issue of sports teams’ nicknames. The newest target is the Cleveland Indians – and it’s happening in Canada, of all places. The Indians and Toronto Blue Jays are facing off in the American League Championship Series. Hours before the third game was played…

Trump has rewritten the U.S. political playbook

Trump has changed the modern rules of the politics in the U.S. when it comes to acquiring voter support

Trump has rewritten the U.S. political playbookThe U.S. presidential election will be over in November, but Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will be discussed for years. It’s been a wild political ride. The GOP presidential candidate has had many highs, lows and eye-popping moments. He’s inspired some people and disgusted others. His mouth moves at the speed of a Shinkansen (Japanese bullet train). He…

The hidden conservatism of Murdoch Mysteries

There are several components of the great detective’s character that should immediately appeal to Canadian conservatives

The hidden conservatism of Murdoch MysteriesCanadian conservatives have long had a love/hate relationship with the arts community. It’s not a big secret that it’s been more of the latter than the former. C2C Journal’s current issue explores the difficult dichotomy of art and conservatism. Paul Bunner, the online publication’s editor, correctly wrote that the goal is to prove “conservatism is…

Liberals’ moving expenses apology bogus

It took the Conservatives nine years to spend a fraction of the amount the Trudeau government managed to spend in its first year

Liberals’ moving expenses apology bogusThere are times when an apology is genuine, based on personal regret over a decision, direction, thought or action that ultimately caused some harm. There are also times when an apology is based on the fact that someone got caught doing something wrong. In my opinion, the apologies by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s two senior advisors, principal secretary…

Holmes and the puzzling case of Trump’s misplaced modifiers

Sherlock Holmes and Watson attempt to crack the case of Donald Trump's tendency to make confusing and illogical speeches

Holmes and the puzzling case of Trump’s misplaced modifiers“I say, Holmes. It’s been less than a minute, and I already miss the comforts of our humble abode on Baker Street.” The great detective faintly smiled at his faithful companion, Dr. Watson. He also sensed it was a future that seemed unclear, uncertain and rather unstable. “Well, Watson,” said Sherlock Holmes, “I think we…

Identity politics Conservatives’ biggest Achilles’ heel

Kellie Leitch’s decision to enter the lion’s den of identity politics has pushed the Tories into a conversation best avoided

Identity politics Conservatives’ biggest Achilles’ heelTory leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s proposal to screen would-be immigrants for “anti-Canadian values” has started a national conversation. For all the wrong reasons. Every right-leaning and left-leaning political party has an Achilles’ heel or two. There are proposals, plans and policies that, no matter how well intentioned, just don’t sell with the general public because…

Canada really is back – to mediocrity

Canada, which never looked stronger than under the Harper Tories, looks much weaker under the Trudeau Liberals

Canada really is back – to mediocrityDear Justin, Hope that you’re having a nice summer with Sophie and the kids. I’m sure that heeding the advice of a longtime conservative columnist, political pundit and speechwriter to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper isn’t at the top of your list. Even so, I hope you’ll give some consideration to the free advice I’m about…

The political legacy of Stephen Harper

Harper never wanted to accept being second-best in any capacity, and that went double for our nation

The political legacy of Stephen HarperWhen Stephen Harper resigned his seat in the House of Commons last Friday, it was seen as the end of an era. I readily concur. My history with the former Prime Minister goes back much further than my tenure as one of his speechwriters. We first met in December 1996. He was a first-term Reform…
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