COP15 proposes an extremist planetary diet

COP15 proposes an extremist planetary dietThe state has no place in the kitchens of the nation COP15 on biodiversity has brought thousands of delegates to Montreal to address critical issues our planet is facing. Regarding food systems, delegates are discussing agroecology, food systems intensification, and fisheries in food security. One issue catching some people’s attention is diet and overconsumption. That’s…

NHL succumbs to non-binary power play

NHL succumbs to non-binary power playSo why aren’t there any trans men in the NHL? Imagine the Academy Awards coming out in favour of returning The Dreamers to their home country. Or the Tonys advocating a repeal of gay marriage. That’s the equivalent of the NHL’s Twitter site tweeting, “Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Nonbinary identity is…

Education is in for a demographic crash

Education is in for a demographic crashThe good news? The influence of these hives of progressive education will decline We come bearing good news and bad news. First, the bad news. The steep decline in the North American birthrate since the 2008 global recession will have a significant impact on the future of K-12 and post-secondary education. The two-decade delay in…

Elon Musk deserves praise for his changes to Twitter’s blue check mark

Elon Musk deserves praise for his changes to Twitter’s blue check markTwitter's former verification process was exceedingly bizarre and completely arbitrary Elon Musk finalized his purchase of Twitter on Oct. 27. The business magnate fired half of the communications company’s staff and announced impending changes. In particular, Twitter’s verification system will be significantly revamped. Verified users who already have blue check marks next to their handles,…

Wokeism holy war invades the sports press box

Can’t wait for the toxic-masculinity intermission panel on Hockey Night In Canada

Wokeism holy war invades the sports press boxYou know it must be hockey season when Ron Maclean starts riffing about gender equity on Hockey Night In Canada. His bosses at Rogers have taken away his book of puns and given him The Handmaid’s Tale. We always thought HNIC was a hockey broadcast. Can’t wait for the toxic-masculinity intermission panel. Not to be…

Our deluded leaders are ignoring reality and ensuring disaster

Their decisions are based on ideological delusions and imaginary virtue signalling

Our deluded leaders are ignoring reality and ensuring disasterDo you think you can charge an electric car without electricity? The governor of California, Gavin Newsom and the dozen states that follow California’s rules do, and so apparently does our Prime Minister. All have mandated electric cars by 2035. But the “green energy” they also mandate is incapable of supporting an electric grid that…

Are we witnessing the end of liberalism?

The liberal consensus is dead, and liberalism faces attack from all sides

Are we witnessing the end of liberalism?For some reason, physicians love this line: “I am socially liberal but fiscally conservative.” It sounds moderate, prudential, even sophisticated. “Socially liberal” suggests individual choice about sex, marriage, and life in general. “Fiscally conservative” suggests spending restraint and market freedom. Both statements come from the same philosophy. The first is social liberalism, the second economic…

Thoughts about public opinion on a Thanksgiving weekend

If the political winds are shifting in one direction or another, so too will public opinion

Thoughts about public opinion on a Thanksgiving weekendIt was a restful Thanksgiving weekend spent with family, food, nice weather, and the Montreal Alouettes-Ottawa Redblacks game on television. What would a longtime columnist be doing during this brief albeit splendid interlude? Engaged in deep thoughts about the nature of public opinion, of course! In all seriousness, my line of work is largely dependent…