Public Washrooms

You’re out, maybe with some friends, downtown. You’re having a good time nowhere in particular, bouncing between bars and venues as the mood strikes you, when something else strikes you….

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Capitalism Is Great, But Liberalism Can’t Rest on Those Laurels

In a country like Canada, one benefit of modern capitalism — paired with a set of social safety nets — is that most areas of the country1 are basically good…

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Pants, as Well as Rainforests, on Fire

The fires burning in the Amazon Rainforest caused as much of a conflagration on social media as amongst the trees themselves.  Though fire can be a natural phenomenon in any…

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Compulsory Voting

“Wow. Voter turnout these days is really in the toilet. Even in this bare-knuckle, no-holds-barred, going for the throat and genitals (not in that order) kinda election, only what, 60…

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Thanks, But No Thanks

Over a year ago, when the Ontario general election (that I did not cast a vote in) was happening, I saw encouragement on social media for voters to consider declining…

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Fiscal Conservatism Without Alternatives Is Not a Solution

Those who consider themselves proponents of small government and, supposedly, markets, are often too excited at the possibility of any form of fiscal conservatism occurring at any level of government, regardless of…

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Mushy in the Middle

It’s a common lament when Canada goes to the polls, whether federally, provincially, or municipally.  The parties are all the same! Why bother picking one? There’s hardly a difference between…

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A Clouded Rush to Judgement

Earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump used the anniversary of the September 11 attacks to declare war on the latest enemy: vaping. Of course, using the “for the children”…

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Nature — Red in Tooth and Claw

Appeals to nature are painfully common in our public discourse. From capitalism being the most natural economic system (a loathsomely clumsy comparison to Charles Darwin’s survival of the fittest) to…

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Regardless of Intentions, Justin Trudeau’s Leaky Ship Has Done Canadians a Favor

[This piece is a followup to a previous one on Speaking Liberally. For a little more context for this article, and quick summary on the charges against SNC-Lavalin, you can…

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