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The NDP: Democracy and the transgendered

Micheline Montreuil, a Quebec lawyer and former professor won the NDP nomination earlier this year to be the party’s candidate in a Quebec City riding. But recently, the party’s Quebec election planning committee voted to terminate her candidacy.

By Arthur Weinreb - Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - Full Story

Dion a Christmas Character

Now that Christmas season is in full swing, Canadians should focus their attention on festive thoughts instead of politics, right?

By Guest Column Gerry Nichols- Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - Full Story

Outsourcing self-reliance

”Worst Snowstorm in 60 years”, the Toronto Sun’s headline screamed in its Sunday edition.  “Crippling storm!” exclaimed the Weather Network; “travelers stymied”, said the National Post.  “Women, visible minorities and gays hit hardest!” the Toronto Star exclaimed.

By Klaus Rohrich - Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - Full Story

Why Canada Should Boycott the Beijing Olympics

In 2010, the world will get together in Vancouver-Whistler for the Olympic Winter Games. We will welcome them to an open society that appreciates different cultures and grants its citizens the freedoms that are so important to living with of dignity. Not so next year, at the Beijing Olympics.

China has been, and still is today, a society that denies these rights and freedoms to its citizens. You may have heard about their killing prisoners to sell the organs to Western customers. Or their disregard of local residents in their rapid expansion of construction, industry and power generation projects.

By Martin Tampier - Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - Full Story

A discussion we shouldn’t even be having

The brutal murder of sixteen-year old Mississauga schoolgirl Aqsa Parvez, allegedly at the hands of her father, brings to light some of the inherent contradictions of official multiculturalism.  This is a discussion that we would not be having had we not adopted a policy of cultural equivalency, which is perhaps the most glaring weakness of the entire multicultural Ponzi scheme.

By Klaus Rohrich - Saturday, December 15, 2007 - Full Story

Evolving Whiners into Winners

When Canadian manufacturers faced their self-proclaimed “brush with death” experience with the recently once-soaring Canadian loonie, it starkly exposed the traditional Canadian method of making money – use a cheap dollar and cheap wages (compared to Americans) to compete and produce essential commodity products in many cases.

By Guest Column Mark Borkowski- Thursday, December 13, 2007 - Full Story

Men’s suits made to order in Toronto

It’s hard not to notice the impeccably clad men that bustle down King Street into huge skyscrapers and not think to yourself: “that is a nice suit”.

By Guest Column - Thursday, December 13, 2007 - Full Story

Ontario Northland and Santa Express Lose $15 million

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today called on the Ontario government to reign in losses at Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) and further demanded for the release of its annual reports for the last five years. CTF Ontario Director, Kevin Gaudet said, “Santa doesn’t get government subsidies for his reindeer and taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for these services.”

By Kevin Gaudet - Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - Full Story

The cost of the second Picton trial

Five years ago British Columbia pig farmer Robert Picton was arrested and charged with the murders of prostitutes who had gone missing from the Vancouver area. When all was said and done, Picton faced 27 counts (one was subsequently thrown out) of first degree murder making him potentially the worst serial killer in Canadian history.

By Arthur Weinreb - Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - Full Story

Helpless fool or crypto-fascist?

Toronto City Councilor Giorgio Mammoliti has provided a great deal of comic relief and no small amount of insight into the thought processes (such as they are) of Toronto’s Left.  His call to have the Canadian Army on the streets of Toronto deal with the city’s gang-crime problem betrays either a total lack of awareness of the implications of such an action or a readiness to surrender the people’s freedoms to an armed military establishment in an effort to regulate their behavior by force.

By Klaus Rohrich - Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - Full Story

James Moore…Its Smack-down Time

The news item of the NDP Political Correctoid MP eating crow…make that a double-serving of crow, with all the trimmings…made my day.

By Guest Column Doug Aldridge- Monday, December 10, 2007 - Full Story

The Lunch-bag police – coming to a school near you

Six children who attend St. Stephen’s Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge Ontario, just northwest of Toronto, are taking their school to the Ontario Human Rights Commission. For six years the school had a voluntary program that monitored all kids’ lunches. Teachers would check the students’ lunches to make sure that they didn’t contain such things as peanuts or egg products; ingredients that can pose a danger to children with allergies.

         

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, December 10, 2007 - Full Story

MP Rick Norlock makes an announcement concerning Constable Christopher Garrett

“In May of this year I was approached by Port Hope Police Sgt. Darren Stronman and Cobourg resident Pete Fisher concerning the application for the Medal of Valour to recognize Constable Christopher Garrett’s brave act performed while dying in the line of duty. At that time it was determined the application did not meet the required deadline for submissions.

By Guest Column - Saturday, December 8, 2007 - Full Story

The Game of the Name

The two guys ahead of me at the food court counter were discussing a friend of theirs whose name I recognized as that of a local politician (let’s call him Buddy).

By William Bedford - Friday, December 7, 2007 - Full Story

It’s all about me!

It’s entirely possible that the “baby-boom” generation are the worst parents in the history of mankind as a significant percentage of their progeny are growing up to be unfeeling, psychopathic narcissists.  A classic example is “art student” Thorarin Ingi Jonsson whose 15 minutes of fame came about as a result of a fake bomb scare he called in to the Royal Ontario Museum just as an AIDS fundraiser was about to start.  According to Jonsson, this was an “art project” and it resulted in the Aids fundraiser being cancelled as the ROM had to be evacuated.

By Klaus Rohrich - Friday, December 7, 2007 - Full Story

Robert Latimer:  Canada’s Cindy Sheehan

Tracy latimerRobert Latimer was denied day parole earlier this week. The Saskatchewan farmer is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole for 10 years for the murder of his 12-year-old daughter, Tracy. Latimer and his wife had trouble caring for Tracy who was severely disabled and so in October 1993 he did what any loving parent would have done. He placed his daughter in the cab of his pickup truck and pumped the cab full of exhaust fumes. Shy and not wanting to have to handle the array of accolades that were sure to be bestowed upon him for his brave act, Latimer put the child’s body in her bed and waited for his wife to return from church to discover the death.

By Arthur Weinreb - Friday, December 7, 2007 - Full Story

The Cross of Valour

The Cross of Valour is an award that was created by the Canadian government in 1972. It is only to be awarded to someone who has shown “conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril”. Since its inception 35 years ago, it has only been awarded nineteen times.

By Arthur Weinreb - Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - Full Story

Poverty statistics: confusing illusion with reality

For some reason there’s no such thing as good news in Canada.  Even as taxes are being lowered, unemployment is at a 30-year low, the dollar trading at a historic high and all economic indicators pointing upward, the poverty industry tells us that things are worse than ever.

By Klaus Rohrich - Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - Full Story