Trudeau has every right to speak from the heart

You may not like Fidel Castro, or the prime minister's praise for him, but you have to admire Trudeau's willingness to say what he believes

Trudeau has every right to speak from the heartNEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ – If the worst Canadians have to worry about is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waxing eloquent about the late Fidel Castro, it’s safe to say things are pretty darn good in the Great White North. Upon learning of Castro’s death at age 90, Trudeau praised him as a “legendary revolutionary and…

Death of a tyrant

The best assessment of Castro came from his daughter Alina who, when told he was a dictator, replied: “Strictly speaking, Fidel is a tyrant”

Death of a tyrantTORONTO, Ont. Nov. 29, 2016/ Troy Media/ - I never liked Fidel Castro. Not even a little bit. Part of my aversion had to do with a general antipathy towards 20th century dictators, especially charismatic ones. They were, after all, the most dangerous. Intelligent people who waxed apoplectic over the alleged authoritarian tendencies of Stephen…

Justin Trudeau’s unforgettable Fidel faux pas

No matter who wrote the statement, the prime minister’s name is on it, effectively ending his political honeymoon

Justin Trudeau’s unforgettable Fidel faux pasTORONTO, Ont. Nov. 29, 2016/ Troy Media/ - There’s been much speculation as to what it would take for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s extended political honeymoon to end. The answer, it turns out, is a recently deceased Marxist-Leninist revolutionary. The PM’s official statement about Fidel Castro, the 90-year-old former president of Cuba who died on Nov.…

Why would we enter into trade deals with China?

China routinely spies on our businesses, hacks our government servers, sells us shoddy merchandise and has a deplorable human rights record

Why would we enter into trade deals with China?RED DEER, Alta. Sept. 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Why are we tripping over ourselves to do business with these guys? Set aside for a moment concerns over China's record on human rights, its arbitrary application of its laws or its disregard for the laws of other nations. It's a tough world and we trade with nations…

The NDP takes a dangerous Leap to the left

The romance of the Leap Manifesto fails in the face of reality: hard-line socialism defies democracy

The NDP takes a dangerous Leap to the leftEDMONTON, Alta. April 18, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Alberta Premier Rachael Notley was “disappointed” when the recent federal NDP convention in Edmonton adopted the Leap Manifesto as a guide to party policy. She should not be alone. The Leap’s anti-hydrocarbon agenda was adopted despite being branded by Notley’s environment minister as a betrayal of the people…

When Khrushchev spilled the beans

60 years this month Nikita Khrushchev blew the whistle on (the safely deceased) Josef Stalin’s crimes

TORONTO, Ont. Feb 3, 2016/ Troy Media/ - It’ll be 60 years this month since Nikita Khrushchev blew the whistle on (the safely deceased) Josef Stalin’s crimes. And while the revelations were no surprise to savvy observers, it was a punch in the gut for many true believers and fellow travellers, particularly in the West.…

Canada can save Chinese refugees from immediate danger

Freedom is a core value that will not be compromised

Canada can save Chinese refugees from immediate dangerDownload this column on Chinese refugees for your publication or website. EXCLUSIVE TO subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE                                                   Terms and Conditions of use CREMONA, Alta. Nov 10, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Prime Minister…

China’s credit rating system measures citizens’ behaviour

Your “credit” score declines if you criticize the government online

China’s credit rating system measures citizens’ behaviourDownload this column on China's credit rating system for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, B.C. Nov 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Orwellian may be the most misused adjective in the language. Just about anything qualifies, from security cameras to law-and-order legislation to the bonus scheme for the Pan Am…

Robert Conquest, the man who was right

Apologists for the Soviet Union and Stalin in particular, according to Conquest, suffered a form of “mental aberration”

Robert Conquest, the man who was rightDownload this column on Robert Conquest for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, ON Sep 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Robert Conquest, who died on August 3 at the age of 98, was an interesting guy. He was also a man ahead of his time, someone who…

The world was safer in the Soviet era

Today, principled conversation is impossible, and that’s dangerous

The world was safer in the Soviet eraDownload this column for your publication or website VANCOUVER, BC May 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Recent threats on the world stage cause me to wonder whether perhaps we should be mourning the passing of the Soviet era. With the eruption of ISIS in the Middle East and the ongoing autocracies in Russia and China,…