Stop It With the “Fire in a Crowded Theatre” Thing

Of the many arguments and stances people use against proponents of virtually unrestrained freedom of speech and expression, none is so persistent as the short and sweet “you can’t shout…

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Controlling Birth Control

Control over control is part of any government’s operations.  Regulating the extent to which other entities, like corporations or people, control their own affairs is a natural consequence of having…

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Social Justice and the Social Dictator

Everyone seems to be able to agree on the word “justice” — until you put a modifier on it. Social justice, in particular, has proven profoundly divisive. On the one…

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Democracy How? (Part 1 — Canada)

Much thought and talk is given over to what our government ought to do. Not enough is given over to how it is done. Consider a computer programmer. Sitting down…

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The Canadian Conceit

Oh, those crazy Americans! That’s what you’ll hear a lot of people in the Great White North going on about. Whether it be the “Florida Man” stories, something counterfactual the…

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Paid Donation Is Past Due

Buying blood should be a legal method of procuring it. Facetious “late-stage capitalism” comments aside, it’s the best way to meet demand with supply. Canada does not allow the selling…

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Technology Won’t “Solve Education” — Changing the Way We View It Will

Murmurings from the tech world this year indicate that many are hoping that, in the not-so-distant future, education will be replaced with brain implants. No more (say proponents of this…

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Who’s Too Short to Be President?

Welcome to your morning newscast. Today’s top story: Did you know if you’re less than 6 ft. tall, you can’t be president? Who knew? Canada is crawling uncertainly, as it…

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Regardless of Intentions, Jody Wilson-Raybould Has Done Canadians a Favour

It was four years ago that SNC-Lavalin, the Quebec-based engineering and construction giant, was charged. Officials in the company allegedly bribed Libyan officials and members of government, including the infamous…

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You, Me, Facebook, and Free Speech

When it comes to the issue of free speech and how it relates to social media platforms like Facebook, there appears to be two entrenched camps. On one side, you…

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