Why can’t Canada be more like Qatar or Norway?

Why can’t Canada be more like Qatar or Norway?Our dangerous love affair with a ‘top down’ collectivist approach to problem-solving is leading us in the wrong direction That Germany has given up on Canada to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) and instead signed a massive multi-year LNG purchase agreement with Qatar has left many angry and disappointed. Investment manager and perennial oil bull…

Canada is more socialist than Scandinavian countries

Canada is more socialist than Scandinavian countriesUnlike those in Canada, Nordic ‘progressive’ voters are neither anti-business nor anti-capitalist Proponents of evermore expensive government social programs often point to other nations, usually in Scandinavia, as places Canada should emulate. These advocates call those nations, erroneously, Socialist or Social Democratic. However, they are not. It is important to recognize the difference between a…

Was Jesus a socialist, or a capitalist?

Was Jesus a socialist, or a capitalist?It doesn’t matter. The essence of his message is that we must all live with integrity There is an interesting online debate taking place as to whether Jesus of Nazareth was a socialist or a capitalist. Some of the arguments are rather thought-provoking, but others are just silly. For example, a commentary on the PragerU…

Those attacking Danielle Smith defending appalling Covid-19 policies

People who claim “to follow the science” have a habit of not following the science themselves

Those attacking Danielle Smith defending appalling Covid-19 policiesFollowing a question at her first press conference as Alberta premier, Danielle Smith expressed sympathies for unvaccinated Canadians who were persecuted by the COVID-19 regime. Smith mentioned that these Canadians “have been the most discriminated against group that I have witnessed in my lifetime.” It was an “extraordinary period” whose prejudicial practices she found “unacceptable.”…

Memo to the right: Stop acting like the left

The left has long engaged in anti-reality thinking and behaviour. Now the right is in danger of making the same mistake

Memo to the right: Stop acting like the leftThe ideological and political left has long engaged in anti-reality thinking and behaviour. Now the right is in danger of making the same mistake. Let’s begin with the left’s errors: the assumption that humans are mere pliable creatures to be directed from the top down and that societies and governments can therefore be recreated from…

Ban on hydrocarbons: Quebec is asleep at the well

Quebec turning itself into an object of international ridicule

Ban on hydrocarbons: Quebec is asleep at the wellJust as the world is suffering through a natural gas shortage and prices are soaring, Quebec is thumbing its nose at the chance to become a leader when it comes to locally produced energy. Against all economic and even environmental logic, the Quebec government recently decided to definitively ban fossil fuel exploration and development in…

Wealth taxes ultimately cripple economic growth

The rich put their earnings into new ideas, venture capital funds and angel investments

Wealth taxes ultimately cripple economic growthThere has been increasing clamour from some circles to impose a wealth tax upon Canadians. The usual government-expanding social ‘democratic’ pressure and interest groups are especially enthused by the idea. They also claim it’s popular among the public. A one-time tax of three per cent on individuals with wealth above $10 million and five per cent…

Weighing the success of the various vaccine rollout strategies

Decentralization of supply management led to better results

Weighing the success of the various vaccine rollout strategiesVaccines are seen as the key to ending the COVID-19 crisis. But creating a vaccine is one thing; having enough of it for the population is another. Here comes the problem of supply management. From the beginning of the crisis, many pharmacy laboratories worldwide tried to develop a vaccine against the virus. Some of them…

We must still be on guard against insidious communism

Long before university, students are indoctrinated to view traditional values as a kind of white supremacy

We must still be on guard against insidious communism“We will take America without firing a shot,” said Nikita Khrushchev, the leader of Soviet Russia from 1958 to 1964. The Soviet Union may have vanished, but old Marxist strategies are still being implemented. The 1969 lecture More Deadly Than War: The Communist Revolution in America, by G. Edward Griffin, is just as relevant today.…

Biden using COVID-19 to advance radical policies

The pandemic has plunged the West into a state of fear, with more people willing to accept greater government interference

Biden using COVID-19 to advance radical policiesIn his first days in office, President Joe Biden rescinded a Donald Trump-era order that restricted the United States government’s use of diversity training to examine issues around race and gender bias, and systemic racism. In doing so, he will be advancing radical and divisive racial politics that have plagued his Democratic Party and popular…
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