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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

McGuinty Should Recall Tic Tac Cash Over Health Canada Warning

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) responded today to the Health Canada advisory of a voluntary recall of Tic Tac products, calling on the McGuinty government to recall the $5.5 million given for Ferrero Canada Limited last August for its Tic Tac product line.

By Kevin Gaudet - Friday, April 4, 2008 - Full Story

Homework – the “progressives” strike again

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is discussing making changes to schools’ policies regarding homework.  There is nothing inherently bad about taking a look at the amount of homework that students are getting and making change if necessary. But whenever the word “progressive” is used to describe policies under discussion, you just know it does not bode well for children.

By Arthur Weinreb - Friday, April 4, 2008 - Full Story

My prayer for courageous Zimbabwean journalists

imageTonight my thoughts take me to faraway Zimbabwe, where media reports indicate that riot police are out in full force.  The eerie five-day silence from the Robert Mugabe-led government ended today with a sudden crackdown as police began raiding Harare hotels.

  Police raided the Meikles Hotel, hunting down members of the Movement for Democratic Change said to have won Saturday’s national elections.  Riot police who surrounded the York Lodge Hotel, housing foreign journalists, took several of them away and imprisoned them.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, April 4, 2008 - Full Story

A few modest proposals…

Politics has always been about people and ideas.  Some people have great ideas, but don’t have the people skills to actualize them, while others have really bad ideas that somehow find their way into the mainstream.

By Klaus Rohrich - Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - Full Story

The incredible shrinking surplus

A Canadian Press story last Friday talked about the latest fiscal monitor that had been just released by the federal government. According to the document, economic growth has slowed (surprise, surprise) and the amount of the surplus had fallen.

By Arthur Weinreb - Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - Full Story

Sunshine List Outlines Civil Servant Gravy Train

  • $100,000 Club Climbs to 42,549 from 33,440 - 27% increase

  • $2 million dollar man revealed
    838 earn over $250,000 - top 0.7% of income earners

    By Kevin Gaudet - Monday, March 31, 2008 - Full Story

    Flanagan’s Secret Plan

    Imagine my surprise when I recently learned I was a key player in a secret government plan.

    By Gerry Nicholls - Monday, March 31, 2008 - Full Story

    Lose your job yet?  Keep voting Liberal

    Dalton McGuinty’s fiscal policies appear to be designed to bring Ontario’s GDP on par with that of Burkina Faso.  His finance minister, Dwight Duncan (Donuts) unveiled the province’s budget last week to great fanfare from the Left and dismay from everyone else, including federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who had urged the McGuintyites to cut corporate taxes.

    By Klaus Rohrich - Monday, March 31, 2008 - Full Story

    So What if I’m Racist?

    There are many in the environmental movement who chose the coward’s way out. They know that population growth plays a crucial role in environmental degradation. And they know that in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom it is immigration which drives population growth and that it will play an even more decisive role in the future.

    By Guest Column Tim Murray- Monday, March 31, 2008 - Full Story

    Time to end zero tolerance policy for domestic assaults

    Last Wednesday, Toronto City Councillor Rob Ford was arrested at his home and charged with uttering death threats and assault against his wife. Ford was led away from his house in handcuffs, taken to a police station, processed and released.

    By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, March 31, 2008 - Full Story

    City of Toronto owes its Tibetan citizens an apology

    The rally with flag-waving Chinese students hurling insults against Tibetans put a black mark on Toronto’s popular Dundas Square yesterday.

    Touted as a gathering to promote “anti-violence”, a throng of about 1,000 students chanted “Dalai Lama die there” to a small counter protest of Tibetan protesters who had gathered across the street.

    By Judi McLeod - Sunday, March 30, 2008 - Full Story

    Futility in Africa

    Today citizens of Zimbabwe will go to the polls and reelect 84-year old Robert Mugabe for yet another term as President For Life.  Perhaps reelect is the wrong term, as it implies that there was actually an open and honest election.  More apropos might be that Mugabe reappoints himself President for Life following today’s election.

    By Klaus Rohrich - Saturday, March 29, 2008 - Full Story

    Newfoundland and Labrador Balancing Act

    This week Newfoundland and Labrador’s battle hardened Auditor General (they don’t call him a General without reason), released yet another direct and accurate report.

    This one focused on the financial situation in the province and it shone a light on an issue that screams to be addressed.

    By Myles Higgins - Saturday, March 29, 2008 - Full Story

    In Canada, Chinese Media Stir Up Anger Against Tibetans

    Dalai LamaFrom the Epoch Times
    It was the kind of tightly scripted broadcast typical of state-run television in China. The narrator introduced the story: “Incited and masterminded by the Dalai Lama clique, a few criminals did beating, smashing, looting, and arson in downtown Lhasa, causing huge damage to people’s lives and property.”

    Statements like this one, which opened a March 23 documentary on the unrest in Tibet, have been beamed into the homes of Chinese Canadians over the last two weeks via the communist regime’s China Central Television 4 channel, which airs on Rogers Cable.

    By Guest Column Matthew Little and Jason Loftus- Friday, March 28, 2008 - Full Story

    McGuinty Budget Grows a More Expensive Ontario

    This week Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan issued the first budget of the McGuinty government’s second consecutive mandate. Instead of a taxpayer-friendly path forward, it grows a more expensive Ontario. No one should be surprised, really. The budget merely continues the government’s preference for high taxes, high spending and its opposition to meaningful tax relief.

    By Kevin Gaudet - Thursday, March 27, 2008 - Full Story