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Conservative Smoke and Mirrors

Does Stephen Harper really think he has anyone fooled?

No matter what he might say about wanting to govern under his current mandate the Conservatives are in clearly in election mode and Harper himself is practically salivating at the idea of going to the polls.

By Myles Higgins - Friday, October 5, 2007 - Full Story

Defending the Defender

Though Defence Minister Peter McKay is denying the rumors, federal Conservative insiders have leaked information to the media that Chief of Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier, will be replaced as Canada’s top military commander when his current three-year term expires in February.

By Myles Higgins - Thursday, October 4, 2007 - Full Story

A demographic disaster in the making

It appears the Government of Canada has finally discovered the fact that the population is aging, something those of us in the private sector have known for well over 20 years.  What few seem to have considered is the impact that an aging population will have on the nation’s economy.

By Klaus Rohrich - Thursday, October 4, 2007 - Full Story

Another reason to abolish hate crimes

Several incidents occurred north of Toronto recently that point out the absurdity of current hate crimes legislation; being enacted not as a measure to deter or punish crime but simply to make proponents feel better about themselves.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Full Story

American justice doesn’t look so great any more

I believe one of the greatest documents ever written is the Constitution of the United States along with its first ten amendments, which are known as The Bill of Rights.  That document spells out in no uncertain terms what the citizens’ rights are and they include such biggies as the right to free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, the right to own property, protection against unlawful search and seizure, etc.  However, with a proactive judiciary and even more proactive prosecutors, these rights are slowly disappearing from view, as judges that are overly sympathetic to government and its prosecutorial powers are reinterpreting the Bill of Rights.

By Klaus Rohrich - Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Full Story

Liberal Threatens Violence Against Fibber the CTF Honesty Mascot

Toronto: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today is asking the Premier for an apology after a Liberal supporter reportedly threatened to break the nose of Fibber, its new Honesty in Politics Mascot. CTF Ontario Director Kevin Gaudet said, “the Premier should apologize for the threats of violence against Fibber the CTF Honesty Mascot. While he is at is he should apologize to voters for his broken promise not to raise taxes and his new health tax.”

By Kevin Gaudet - Saturday, September 22, 2007 - Full Story

Killing a red herring in panhandling debate

Over a week ago, Ross Hammond, a 32-year-old man from St. Catharines Ontario and a friend were walking on Queen Street West when they were confronted by a beggar. The one turned into four and an argument broke out. When it was over, Hammond had been stabbed at least eight times and the four; two men and two women were arrested and charged with aggravated assault. A couple of days later Hammond succumbed to his injuries and one of the panhandlers is now facing a charge of second degree murder.

By Arthur Weinreb - Saturday, September 1, 2007 - Full Story