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Afghanistan – party leaders haggle over the price

The governing Conservatives and opposition Liberals are pretty close to a compromise on Afghanistan regarding when to end the combat mission.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - Full Story

Almost euthanasia

Next time you feel like bragging about how great the Canadian healthcare system is you may want to consider what’s routinely done to elderly patients in some of our hospitals.  Recently an elderly woman, let’s call her Mary, had a stroke, which affected the left side of her body, meaning that the stroke occurred in the right lobe of her brain.

By Klaus Rohrich - Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - Full Story

Hello Tory, Goodbye Tories

It’s only natural for political leaders to look back in time and try and find an historical figure that they most resemble.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, February 25, 2008 - Full Story

In Canada the Mushy Middle runs the show

Have you ever wondered how poll after poll shows Canada’s Liberals and Conservatives each with somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-35% of decided voters?

By Klaus Rohrich - Monday, February 25, 2008 - Full Story

To withstand comparisons

“It has been my lot to run the whole gamut of prejudices.. In 1896 I was excommunicated by the Roman priests, and in 1917 by Protestant parsons.”
~ Sir Wilfrid Laurier

By Beryl Wajsman - Monday, February 25, 2008 - Full Story

Corrections Canada releasing repeat pedophile offender

Let me get this straight, Corrections Canada is releasing a repeat offender and pedophile that they officially deem to be at a high risk to reoffend?

By Edward Zawadzki - Sunday, February 24, 2008 - Full Story

The right to be let alone

“All civilized systems of law confer upon the people, as against their governments, the right to be let alone. That is the most comprehensive of rights and the most valued by civilized men.”
— Justice Louis D. Brandeis

By Beryl Wajsman - Sunday, February 24, 2008 - Full Story

Virtue in a Jack Boot

Anthony Browne’s The Retreat of Reason—Political Correctness and the Corruption of Debate in Modern Britain is just one of a long litany of books written about the scourge of left-wing McCarthyism that has seized control of every important institution in the Anglophone world.

By Guest Column Tim Murray- Friday, February 22, 2008 - Full Story

Toursim - Newfoundland and Labrador Does it Right

A big tip of the hat and hearty pat on the back to the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Tourism and all the folks involved in promoting the province these days.

By Myles Higgins - Friday, February 22, 2008 - Full Story

Two Years of Caledonia Thanks to McGuinty

February 28th marks two years of strife in Caledonia and Haldimand County as an illegal native occupation of disputed land by the Six Nations continues with no end in sight.

By Kevin Gaudet - Thursday, February 21, 2008 - Full Story

 Kosovo – Canada ignored by world media

On Sunday, Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia and the further breaking up of what was once Yugoslavia was naturally major news around the globe.

By Arthur Weinreb - Thursday, February 21, 2008 - Full Story

The “Moronification Factor”

The other day,  I ran across a column in the National Post penned by CFRB Radio’s afternoon talk-jock, John Moore.

By Klaus Rohrich - Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - Full Story

Quarantine McGuinty for Trying to Spread Corporate Welfare Disease

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today responded to Premier McGuinty’s calls for the federal government to match his corporate welfare ‘Next Generation Jobs’ scheme in Ontario. CTF Ontario Director, Kevin Gaudet, said, “if corporate welfare created jobs, every Ontarion would have two. Mr. McGuinty should worry about his own budget, instead of giving bad advice to Mr. Flaherty.”

By Kevin Gaudet - Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - Full Story

Jack Layton has a good idea – well, kind of

NDP leader Jack Layton is urging Prime Minister Harper to follow Ontario’s lead and create a February holiday throughout the country. According to Layton another day off would be a good thing because it would increase productivity.

By Arthur Weinreb - Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - Full Story

Shilling for global warming in the dark

A long time ago, Toronto school board Trustee David Moll lamented, “The NDP will do everything for the working man—except be one!”

For readers outside Canada, the NDP is the New Democrat Party, of which former Toronto Councillor, the anti-war Jack Layton is the leader.

The NDP, of course, cares no more about the working stiff than anyone else, but it sounds good come election time.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - Full Story

Celebrities and Politicans

It’s an absolute sin that in this era of Oprah, Blitzer and celebrity worship that the real catalysts of public opinion and potential policy makes it seem that in this election  the major media players such as Winfrey, CNN and NBC have the clout and blanket coverage to make them the most powerful brokers in politics today.

By Edward Zawadzki - Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - Full Story

Not yet another Liberal infrastructure promise

PLEASE, spare me salvation at the hands of another Liberal leader pledging a national infrastructure program.

By Guest Column Marilla Stephenson- Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - Full Story

Dion’s plan is inefficient way to fix infrastructure

“Dad, the guy behind us must think you’re drunk!”

By Guest Column William Watson- Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - Full Story

Preserves The Recitation of The Lord’s Prayer

An Open letter to Dalton McGuinty

By News on the Net - Monday, February 18, 2008 - Full Story

Province wants to run Toronto’s transit – why stop there?

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced last week that he would like to see the Toronto Transit Commission eventually taken over and run by the province.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, February 18, 2008 - Full Story