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Dalton: he truly is the education premier

As a result of a financial shortfall, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has voted to close 39 school swimming pools by 2009.

By Arthur Weinreb - Friday, April 18, 2008 - Full Story

McGuinty Grows Public Service by 16%: Private Sector Grows by 2%

“Jobs, jobs, jobs” was a catchy refrain during the federal election of 1984. Nearly twenty-five years later the slogan may be making a comeback in Ontario. Yet, this time, thanks to Premier McGuinty, it is the public sector rather than the private sector leading job growth. This approach cannot succeed because it does not add up.

By Kevin Gaudet - Friday, April 18, 2008 - Full Story

Motives of Animal Rights Groups Exposed by 3 Simple Words - “Ban the Hakapik”

imageWith all the happenings taking place during this year’s Atlantic seal harvest folks have begun to ask me why I’ve remained virtually silent on the issue this time around. “It’s not like you”, they say, and they’re right.

In my own defence all I can say is that I’ve been having such a good time (barring the tragic incidents that took place) that I made a concious decision to remain a fly on the wall and simply soak it all in.

Until now that is. Things have reached a point where I simply can’t hold back any longer.

By Myles Higgins - Thursday, April 17, 2008 - Full Story

The myth of a vibrant multi-culture

When Pierre Eliot Trudeau first started musing about the advantages of multiculturalism, it was seen in terms of that Coke commercial of some two decades ago wherein young people of all races joined hands around the world and sang, “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony…” While that was an attractive and effective image in a commercial hyping soft drinks, it didn’t quite materialize in those terms in Canadian society.

By Klaus Rohrich - Thursday, April 17, 2008 - Full Story

Reclaiming the English language from the CBC

The concept of language as a kind of lens or filter, or even straitjacket, cannot be over-stated. Wittgenstein said that the limits of language are the limits of one’s world.

By Guest Column Tim Murray- Thursday, April 17, 2008 - Full Story

Canada’s “Soldiers’ Soldier ” Resigns

Lt. General Rick Hillier is resigning. During Canada’s deployment in Afghanistan, General Hillier has been the public face of the Canadian armed forces. At the close of 2007, I named General Hillier as one of my Heroes of the Year. (The co-Hero of the Year was General Petraeus.) Then I wrote (in part):

By Guest Column Ros Prynn- Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - Full Story

Using universal health care as a weapon

A couple of weeks ago a serious car accident took place on Highway 401 in the Toronto area. A speeding van containing seven people lost control and flipped over. The driver was subsequently charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

By Arthur Weinreb - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - Full Story

Wide open immigration a really bad mistake

Currently there appear to be two opposing views on immigration to Canada.  There’s the view of individuals like Liberal leader Stephane Dion and NDP MP Olivia Chow, who believe that Canada’s doors should be wide open to anyone at any time under any circumstances.

By Klaus Rohrich - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - Full Story

Canada Delivers Visa Waivers for Poles

Ottawa, Canada (PMN)—Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced on March 1, 2008, that citizens of Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania and Hungary no longer require a temporary resident visa to visit Canada.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - Full Story

Where’s the outrage?

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”


By Beryl Wajsman - Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - Full Story

The Liberals – they don’t even pretend anymore

It has never been a secret that the Liberal Party of Canada is all about power. It is often said that the Liberals only have two core principles - they believe in God and they believe that God is a Liberal. And nobody is really sure about the first one.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, April 14, 2008 - Full Story

CTF Applauds Mississauga Planned Utility Sale

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation responded positively to Mississauga Council’s decision to put its city-owned hydro provider - Enersource Corp. - up for sale and urges the city to protect the revenue for the long-term.

By Kevin Gaudet - Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

Justice for All or Only for Some?

With the surprise retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Michel Bastarache,  speculation will soon begin to mount about where his replacement might be found.

By Myles Higgins - Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

The blind leading the blind

I wasn’t surprised to see some people supporting Toronto Mayor David Miller’s call for a complete ban on the private ownership of handguns in Canada.  What surprised me was the level of ignorance to which those in favor of the ban seemed to aspire. 

By Klaus Rohrich - Thursday, April 10, 2008 - Full Story

A further attack on property rights

Ontario Liberal MPP Mike Colle is introducing a private member’s bill entitled the “Unlawful Firearms in Vehicles Act”. The bill provides for lengthy license suspensions for drivers of vehicles in which a gun is found. The proposed legislation also allows police to seize vehicles where there is reason to believe that the vehicle contains a gun. Not surprisingly Colle, who never brags about being an original thinker, has modeled his private member’s bill after Ontario’s street racing legislation.

By Arthur Weinreb - Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - Full Story

New Cruelty to Animals Bill in Ontario

A big thumbs up to the Province of Ontario, which has introduced a new bill bringing animal cruelty laws into the modern ages. One of the highlights of these potential new laws is that it will make it illegal to cause or permit an animal to be put in a position of distress with penalties for such to reach two years in prison or a hefty $60,000 fine.

By Edward Zawadzki - Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - Full Story

How about a ban on socialists?

Toronto Mayor David Miller has launched an on-line petition to have the federal government legislate an outright ban on the ownership of handguns in Canada, believing if such a ban is instituted in Canada it would reduce the incidence of hand gun crimes.

By Klaus Rohrich - Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - Full Story

A sensible decision on disciplining children

In 2004, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the constitutionality of section 43 of the Criminal Code. Section 43 provides that what would otherwise be an assault on a child in not an offence if force is used by a parent, someone standing in for a parent or a teacher for purposes of correction and the amount of force that is used is reasonable in the circumstances.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, April 7, 2008 - Full Story

Soldiers fighting up hill battle for injury compensation

It has been uncovered that Canadian soldiers are forced to use a poor, archaic system developed to adjudicate compensation claims for soldiers who have been injured on duty at home and abroad.

By Guest Column Robin Brentnall- Saturday, April 5, 2008 - Full Story

The Bernard Lord Report – A Multi Billion Dollar Boondoggle

Home invasion bandits use duct tape to silence their victims.  Canada’s Mass Media might as well be using self-inflicted duct tape to shut their own mouths when it comes providing any truthful information about the Canadian establishment’s social engineering policies.  Their disgraceful behaviour is nothing less than self-inflicted public information banditry.  A case in point is the current media silence about the recent in-your-face fraud of the Bernard Lord report on the present status of Official Bilingualism.

By Dick Field - Saturday, April 5, 2008 - Full Story