Government has no right to decide who is, or isn’t, a journalist

The Notley government overstepped the boundary of a free and democratic society by attempting to ban Rebel website

Government has no right to decide who is, or isn’t, a journalist//  journalist  journalist [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/government-no-right-decide-isnt-journalist/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/freedom-of-speech/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]freedom of speech[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/democracy/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]democracy[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] TORONTO, Ont. Feb 23, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Who decides whether a journalist is a journalist? This unenviable Pandora’s box opened its…

Ezra, my Ezra, why hast thou forsaken me?

It being Lent and all, I was canvassing Scripture and – bear with me here – I was reminded of Ezra Levant and his Rebels

Ezra, my Ezra, why hast thou forsaken me?//  ezra   ezra [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/ezra-my-ezra-why-hast-thou-forsaken-me/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on Ezra Levant [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] TORONTO, Ont. Feb 19, 2016/ Troy Media/ - It being Lent and all, I was canvassing Scripture and – bear with me here – I was reminded of Ezra Levant and his Rebels.…

Canadian/Iranian antipathy toward free speech only a matter of degree

The current generation of Canadians lacks a principled appreciation of how important freedom of expression is

Canadian/Iranian antipathy toward free speech only a matter of degree// free speech free speech free speech free speech [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/canadianiranian-antipathy-free-speech-matter-degree/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on free speech  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Feb. 19, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Two members of the Iranian metal band Confess have been arrested for blasphemy, and Iran’s law permits the government to detain, torture and execute…

The endless ironies of the politically correct

The mob mentality of the self-righteous knows no bounds

The endless ironies of the politically correctDownload this column on the politically correct Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, Ont. Dec 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - I once had long discussions in Berlin with a Trotskyite who had defected during the Cold War to the west from the old Soviet Union because he thought the USSR wasn’t communist enough. Interesting guy. He’d made…

Universities practicing censorship only end up paying in court

Some Canadian universities won't tolerate free expression on campus until they are sued into doing so

Universities practicing censorship only end up paying in courtDownload this column on censorship for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Oct 20, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Some Canadian universities won't tolerate free expression on campus until they are sued into doing so. Examples from the last several years show a disturbing trend. The University of Calgary found…

Lawyers shouldn’t complain about what other lawyers say

Lawyers have as much a right to criticize laws, policies, and court decisions as anyone else

Lawyers shouldn’t complain about what other lawyers sayDownload this column for on lawyers your publication or website. FREE or Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use Toronto out CALGARY, AB July 31, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Law Society of Alberta has commenced disciplinary proceedings against Ezra Levant over his comments in a newspaper column about the Alberta Human Rights…

Ontario court repudiates freedom of association

Ontario’s Superior Court Trinity Western University decision undermines the freedom of every voluntary group

Ontario court repudiates freedom of associationDownload this column on freedom of association for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Ontario Superior Court of Justice dealt a harsh blow against the basic freedoms of all Canadians last week, by upholding the decision of the Law Society of Upper…

University of Alberta’s spineless defence of free speech

The U of A selectively upholds the rule of law on campus based on the “popularity” of the cause

University of Alberta’s spineless defence of free speechDownload this column on free speech for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - When it comes to censoring unpopular speech on campus, some universities are smarter than others. The University of Calgary foolishly charged its own students with trespassing, and later with non-academic…

‘Radical capitalist’ balks at Bill C-51

The only protection against the abuse of power is not to give those broad powers to the state in the first place

‘Radical capitalist’ balks at Bill C-51Download ‘Radical capitalist’ balks at Bill C-51 BELLEVILLE, ON, Apr 3, 2015/ Troy Media/ - At the age of 18, I won an essay contest sponsored by a Toronto group called Radicals for Capitalism. I don’t remember my essay, but it must have advocated laissez-faire capitalism, inspired by my Grade 13 study of Ayn Rand’s…
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