Danielle Smith is right to shield firearms owners from Trudeau

Danielle Smith is right to shield firearms owners from TrudeauTaxpayers do not have “another billion dollars” to spare for a government program that police say won’t make us any safer Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is making the right move by trying to shield thousands of Alberta firearms owners from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wasteful gun grab. Analysts are warning that the last-minute expansion of…

Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxes

Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxesProves that Ottawa’s carbon tax is all about politics, not the environment All provinces are equal. But one province is a little more equal in the eyes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Next year, taxpayers in every province will have to pay his government’s mandatory minimum carbon tax rate. Every province but one: Quebec. Quebec…

Is Manitoba’s liquor monopoly on its last dregs?

Is Manitoba’s liquor monopoly on its last dregs?Manitobans can only hope First Alberta, then Saskatchewan, but will Manitoba follow? Next year will be the final year for the Saskatchewan government to retail alcohol – nearly 100 years after it began. This history demonstrates how long government keeps its hands on something once it starts, but also how an incremental approach can allow…

Ford’s undemocratic law could hold the province hostage

Ford’s undemocratic law could hold the province hostageBill 39 would allow a mayor to pass laws with the support of only one-third of council Ontario Premier Doug Ford is hitting the cities of Toronto and Ottawa with a wrecking ball that will undermine accountability and democracy. The Ford government introduced Bill 39 in an attempt to break the gridlock often experienced by…

Capping energy industry emissions is all pain, no gain

Capping energy industry emissions is all pain, no gainApplies only to oil and gas sector. Quebec aircraft manufacturers, Ontario auto plants get a free ride It’s hard to wrap one’s head around what $45 billion represents. It’s such a huge number that, for most of us, it essentially becomes meaningless. And yet, it’s about as much as our federal government spends in a…

Trudeau eroding our trust in government

Trudeau eroding our trust in governmentWas the Emergencies Act simply a political ploy used to re-elect the Trudeau government? Testimony before the Public Order Emergency Commission reveals the case for the government invoking the Emergencies Act was either weak or very weak. In fact, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau even opposed members of his cabinet or senior public health officials from…

Opposition to Trudeau’s censorship bill swells

A genuine risk the government will be tempted to use its filtering powers to silence its critics

Opposition to Trudeau’s censorship bill swellsThe chorus of Canadians from all walks of life calling on the Senate to kibosh the Trudeau government’s censorship bill is growing louder by the day. Last week, a letter from over 40,000 Canadian content-creators urged senators to reject Bill C-11 in its current form, sounding the alarm on what they see as a very…

Our democracy is complacent and ineffectual

Canadian deterrence simply consists of heavy breathing from Trudeau

Our democracy is complacent and ineffectualThose who worry about hyperbolic accusations of an authoritarian government in Canada because of recent events need not worry. Wouldn’t an authoritarian government have been better able to direct police to prepare for the truckers’ convoy and related protests? They did, after all, have a month’s notice. Ottawa's ineffectiveness proves we don’t have totalitarian tendencies…

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…

7 reasons why some doctors become bossy

Pandemic chaos and fear turned some otherwise rational doctors into dictators

7 reasons why some doctors become bossyLeadership carries a high risk for bossiness. Some medical Chiefs gain humility from caring for sick complex patients. It shapes their approach to leadership. Unfortunately, many forget their failures. Others never learned in the first place. Many Chiefs of Staff have never seen sick patients at all. But as chief, they see all the medical…
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