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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We Are Not Guilty of a Colonial Past, But We Are Its Inheritors

Our Inheritance Conversations on the history and implications of colonialism (specifically the British and French versions inflicted on North America) often filter down, for many people, to one of two…

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Smile! You’re on Camera

Have you ever screamed at your printer because it wouldn’t print? Or your computer because you hit a hotkey and did something you couldn’t figure out how to undo (hint:…

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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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