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Ontario: another step towards a police state

First it was Caledonia. The OPP decided which Canadian and Ontario laws that they would enforce. After the Douglas Creek Estates were illegally “occupied” by aboriginals, the police did nothing to enforce the law. The OPP were accused of standing around and doing nothing while people, mainly the innocent residents of the town, became the victims of criminal acts.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - Full Story

Left wing Hampton blasts left wing media for being, er, left wing

Ontario NDP leader Howard Hampton let the media have it last week for ignoring issues that he and the NDP (and no doubt a lot of Ontarians) care about. Hampton opened up on the fourth estate while being questioned by reporters during a campaign stop in Hamilton during the final week of the campaign.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

The central reasons why we are opposed to MMP

By Peter Woolstencroft

Ontarians on October 10th will make an important choice between the existing first-past-the post (FPTP) electoral system and the proposed replacement, MMP (mixed -member proportional). It has been said that FPTP has problems. We are   democratic reformers, but the proposed system is more flawed and will create even more problems.

By News on the Net - Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story

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

Forget “Make Work” - Try “Take Work”

I know I’ll probably get some nasty feedback over this little brain fart of mine but what the hell. Besides, there are two things I really hate:

By Myles Higgins - Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Full Story

John Tory’s finally gotten my attention

So far the Ontario election campaign has been fairly blas

By Klaus Rohrich - Thursday, September 27, 2007 - Full Story

A weak argument against first-past-the-post voting

It has been said that democracy is the worst
form of government except all the others that
that have been tried
Winston Churchill

By Arthur Weinreb - Thursday, September 27, 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