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The muddling gambit of a special rapporteur
It is not that there is a flaw in Trudeau’s proposal. It’s deliberate. In keeping with natural justice, one ought not be judge in one’s own cause, and one ought not choose a special individual, much less create a new position outside of the existing investigating officers in law enforcement, to investigate one’s misdeeds. It…
A “Just Transition” for the CBC
The influence of traditional print and broadcast news media has dropped dramatically. Even with handsome government handouts, many of them […]
No justice for West in “Just Transition”
The “Just Transition” legislation that Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh want to introduce represents terrible news for hydrocarbon energy producers […]
Shandro gun announcement shows how Sovereignty works
In mid September (2022), Premier Jason Kenney openly disagreed with UCP leadership hopeful Danielle Smith over Smith’s proposed Alberta Sovereignty […]
London visit, a study in disrespect
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had one job to do. On behalf of Canada, he had to go to London to […]
Betting on WTI is a Short-term Strings Attached Solution
The Alberta government stopped collecting the fuel tax at the beginning of April in an effort to provide “real relief” […]
How Long Will Investor Confidence Last?
The International Transactions in Securities monthly report covers transactions in stocks, bonds, and money market securities between non-residents and residents […]
How Did COVID-19 Impact the Canadian Manufacturing Sector?
Consumers usually realize fairly quickly just how important the manufacturing sector is when they stare at empty shelves while shopping. […]
Mayor Gondek is author of her own unpopularity
Recent ThinkHQ opinion polling shows Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek to be very unpopular. It is unusual to see such unpopularity […]
Trudeau underestimates the Truckers’ Convoy and its significance
the Trudeau government kicked a hornet’s nest when the prime minister began a trend of insults against those resisting his vaccine policies during the last election campaign. Trudeau mistook his return to a minority government as an unconditional endorsement to abuse vaccine skeptics.
Are Your Occupational Skills Up to Muster?
Over half of all employed Canadians (52.7%) are working in occupations that value and require active learning skills. “Active learning” […]
Brace Yourself for Inflation
Inflation, simply put, is the overall decline in the value of money. As prices increase the less each dollar is […]
Trudeau’s latest attacks upon the unvaccinated solve nothing
The jab, Trudeau unimaginatively still claims, “is the only way out.” But in today’s fast-evolving viral environment, that’s yesterday’s thinking.
Breaking the Covid Spell
Douglas Farrow argues that the academy has failed the society that it supposedly serves. It has failed to ask questions and happily exalts the robes of naked health authorities.
Demand Fairness from Ottawa and from Edmonton
Albertans would not be further ahead by reducing federal equalization inequities without removing the home-grown liabilities of rampant provincial government spending.
Touted Climate Emergency Seems Deceitful and Undemocratic
Announcing one’s top priority after the election is manipulatively undemocratic. The unstated subtext is that Calgarians need not bother debating the climate emergency Gondek wants to impose on them. She knows what’s best for Calgarians. Even before taking the oath of office, the new mayor gave herself the authority to declare war on the city’s…
Trust Is the Foundation of Authority, and Governments Are Losing Both
In the first week of October alone, the executive, the judicial and the medical bureaucracy failed Albertans again. The torqued blaming and punishing of the unvaxxed, Justice Germain’s offensive decision compelling speech to preacher Pawlowsky, and the naked attempt to manipulate the tragic death of young Nathanael Spitzer are all bold demonstrations of power still…
Land of Coercion, 3
My point is, extrapolating from the attitudes and acrimony expressed nowadays, further stoked by our authorities’ inflammatory rhetoric and restrictive policies, I am no longer so confident that some number of Canadians wouldn’t be okay with it if the worst-case interpretation were true—especially should breakthrough cases spike or new variants emerge.
Land of Coercion, 2
People clamoured for and embraced the certificates or passports while still making fun of conspiracy theorists, apparently unaware of or indifferent to the fact that these technologies were literally the lynchpin of many conspiracy theories that long claimed that the pandemic was part of a plot to usher in the surveillance state and worse. I…
Land of Coercion, 1
We all remember being told that the vaccines would grant us immunity, don’t we? Plenty of simplified pictorials and condescending cartoons told us so. “And now you’re immune!” People proudly declared that they took the shot to protect other people, adopting Facebook badges that smugly boasted “You’re Welcome!”
Trudeau’s Small Gestures Speak Louder than His Great Deeds
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be using Indigenous Canadians as human props to get their votes, and the votes of Canadians for whom better treatment of Indigenous people is important.
Do Harsher Restrictions Save Lives?
…for all that is being said about Alberta today, infected Albertans have so far survived COVID-19 at three times the rate of Quebeckers, and nearly at twice the rate of the average Canadian.
The Endemic Path Is the Way Out
It is not people declining vaccination who are putting us in the gravest danger. It’s those who, perhaps fewer in numbers, continue to dream of, and push for, a global eradication of SARS-CoV-2. They drive the policies that subject us to lockdown cycles. They are far more dangerous than the virus itself.
A Note to Mr. Kenney on His Erratic Driving
Summer arrived and the inmates of Alberta’s province-wide quarantine camp soon received back from your government a few of their rights in the form of temporary privileges, though you did not call them that in your Open for Summer program. Autumn is barely upon us and those privileges are already being withdrawn.
Is the Fractured Conservative Party Ready for an Election?
The conservative movement is fractured, to say the least. Brokerage, pragmatism, regionalism and old party cleavages have left the conservative intellect lost in the proverbial forest. Let’s heed the lessons of the past and not blame the usual suspects should the CPC fail to deliver voter growth in the next election.