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Black Oriented Schools – How to hurt all Canadians

Here is what our young black men are faced with.  Please bear in mind we are talking about troubled young men who are at risk of failure and possibly becoming anti-social.  The majority of people designated as black, either by themselves or by our esteemed government, are hard working, succeeding people not particularly at risk.

By Dick Field - Friday, January 18, 2008 - Full Story

Law professors, MPs sign brief to free Khadr

Former attorney general Irwin Cotler among those asking Guantanamo judge to recognize him as child

By Guest Column Michelle Shephard- Friday, January 18, 2008 - Full Story

Newfoundland and Labrador’s “ABC” Campaign Back on Track

After meeting with Stephen Harper in Ottawa Newfoundland and Labrador premier, Danny Williams, went before the media this week to let the public know that his ABC (anyone but Conservative) campaign, “…is back on.”

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

Perception is Not Reality in Newfoundland and Labrador

Many Canadians have come to see Newfoundland and Labrador as the place where the people are “always whining and looking for more.”

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

Judicial Inquiry Needed for Slush Gate

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) repeated its call today for a judicial inquiry into newly released evidence that raises questions about the direct political involvement of Premier McGuinty and other members of cabinet in awarding grants through ‘Slush Gate’, where $32 million in grants were issued in a year-end spending spree that cost Minister Colle his job.

By Kevin Gaudet - Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - Full Story

Society’s problem?  I think not

It’s funny how the so-called “Falconer Report” on violence in Toronto’s schools came to the conclusion that the problems were due to society’s failure to meet the needs of marginalized students.

By Klaus Rohrich - Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - Full Story

Time to Clean-up Canada’s Partisan Public Service

Recently, Allan Cutler joined me for a discussion, on my webcast, THE RIGHT SIDE.  We were talking about how the upper echelon of the Public Service of Canada has become almost like a secret society.

By Guest Column Doug Aldridge- Monday, January 14, 2008 - Full Story

Billion Dollar Aid Plan or Billion Dollar Election Campaign?

This week the federal government, or more precisely the leading federal party, once again opted to play petty politics with the people’s lives rather than address the needs of the public.

By Myles Higgins - Sunday, January 13, 2008 - Full Story

Canada’s China Foreign Aid Policy

The average person, when considering the requirements for a country to be a foreign aid recipient, would envision a developing country where the majority of the population is living in poverty. They certainly would not consider a country with a booming economy, a healthy trade balance, large foreign currency reserves, one of the world’s largest armies and foreign investments and a foreign aid programme of its own, as a suitable candidate. Yet that is just the case with regards to China today.

By Guest Column Branka Lapajne- Saturday, January 12, 2008 - Full Story

Enough MPs Already Mr. McGuinty

Premier McGuinty and the other premiers will be meeting with Mr. Harper on a variety of issues. One item Mr. McGuinty is expected to raise is more MPs for Ontario. Canada needs more MPs about as much as Britney Spears needs more media attention. More politicians usually means more people thinking up new schemes to spend other peoples’ money. Nevertheless, the Harper government is forced by law to add more seats to Parliament starting in 2011.

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

Increased user fees: what’s not to understand?

The city of Toronto recently announced an increase in user fees in some of the city’s recreational programs. Never being satisfied to resort to half measures when it comes to parting residents from their hard earned money, councillors will raise fees this year by a whopping 21 per cent. These fees will then be increased a further 10 per cent per year for the next six years.

By Arthur Weinreb - Friday, January 11, 2008 - Full Story

They made me proud

There’ve been times in the past when I was deeply ashamed of being a citizen of Canada; times like Sept. 13, 2001 when our creepy and opportunistic prime minister basically said that America got what it deserved on 9/11; or the time another creepy prime minister excoriated the US for failure to sign onto the Kyoto agreement on the very day that it was revealed the Americans had actually decreased their carbon emissions, while Canada’s increased by some 25%.

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

The death throes of healthcare

It’s difficult to watch a terminally ill patient go through all the stages of dying without being left with a complete feeling of despondency and helplessness.  There are five stages of dying as defined by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross.

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

Canada and its bilingual pretense

It seems Canada’s “linguist duality” needs a tune-up.

By Guest Column Gerry Nicholls- Thursday, January 10, 2008 - Full Story

Maverick MPP Hillier to Focus on Rural Ontario

(Perth) – In an announcement today, Randy Hillier MPP, was named the Ontario PC Party’s critic for Rural Affairs.  Hillier has earned a reputation for his independence in thought and for his actions as a long-time champion and outspoken advocate of rural Ontario.  Hillier is proud to accept this new role at Queen’s Park.

By Guest Column - Thursday, January 10, 2008 - Full Story

The Ultimate Political Escape Route - Saving Face

Fact: On Friday January 11,  the Provincial and Territorial leaders will spend an afternoon with Stephen Harper, supposedly discussing the economy and the rising Canadian dollar.

By Myles Higgins - Thursday, January 10, 2008 - Full Story

Ontario Taxpayers FlickOff Saskatchewan

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today criticized the use of Ontario government money to host a Flick-Fest concert in Estevan, Saskatchewan. CTF Ontario Director, Kevin Gaudet said, “Ontario tax dollars should not be used to Flick-Off Saskatchewan”.

By Kevin Gaudet - Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - Full Story

John Tory: Ontario’s Hillary Clinton

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory has something in common with US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. No, it’s not their political philosophy, although that would be a good guess.

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

Don’t count Hillary out just yet

Ah, the wisdom of American punditry.  Just as Barack Obama starts to display a surprising amount of strength, many American columnists are looking at the prospect of “President Obama” as being a fait accompli.

By Klaus Rohrich - Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - Full Story

Unromanticizing Oliver Stone

Oliver StoneMy Colombian friends at Bogotá Free Planet are more than a little put out that “maverick” American film director Oliver Stone would write their country off as his country’s personal playing field.

  It didn’t go over the heads of average Colombians that the sore loser, spoil sport Hollywood director—caught looking bad with sidekick Hugo Chavez on a hostage release that never happened—made his scathing comments from the safety of his California spread.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - Full Story