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Scott Brison: Harper's disdain for the Charter

One of the tenets of Stephen Harper’s Conservative party, like its predecessors, the Reform party and the Canadian Alliance, is a populist belief in “majority rule” when determining minority rights. 743 more words

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Tristin Hopper: Notice to RCMP. Stranding citizens in the wilderness without their car is not a good policy

I would like to heartily recommend the B.C. RCMP refrain from its practice of stranding armed citizens near populated areas. I can attest, from personal experience, that leaving oddly-dressed people with guns to wander along the roadside has a disconcerting effect on passers-by. 598 more words

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Scott Masson: Why the critics of the Ontario sex-ed curriculum are right

At least since Plato, philosophers have argued that parents are naturally unfit to educate their children. In an ideal state, philosopher-kings such as he ought to usurp their role. 726 more words

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Full Pundit: News flash — Alberta isn't Norway

Buyer’s remorse
Stephen Gordon, writing in the National Post, argues the Norwegian model for managing oil revenues, which is so popular among “big picture pundits,” really isn’t all that applicable to Alberta: Whereas Norway’s oil reserves “will be exhausted within a few decades,” Alberta’s won’t be for centuries — and “it’s just as easy to predict the structure of the 23rd century as it was for early 19th-century visionaries to predict the structure of ours.” 954 more words

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Kelly McParland: Blame Alberta. Death comes to 'no new taxes' as 'tax and spend' rises from the grave

There was a time in Canada, and not that long ago, when you couldn’t breathe the words “tax hike” without getting an ugly look from the body politic. 969 more words


Andrew Coyne: Danielle Smith just a victim of the old bait and switch

I think we have all been guilty of misjudging Danielle Smith. At the time, so many lifetimes ago, when the former Wildrose party leader deserted not only her former party but also her own former leadership of it, many people accused her and the eight other apostates who went with her of a cynical act of betrayal. 877 more words

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John Ivison: Weak showing in new poll has some Liberals wondering if Trudeau has lost his lustre

The Liberal sense of manifest destiny has taken a hit with a new poll that suggests the party has less than 30% support — a drop of nearly 10 points in six months. 776 more words

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