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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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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Taking Our Jobs? At Least Someone Is

It’s not a well-known fact, but in the United States and — to a certain extent — Canada, getting crops from field to fork and products from factory to shelf…

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Sorry, You’ll Have to Find Your Own Identity — Canada and the U.S. Don’t Provide It

There are many folks on both the right and left, specifically those who identify with (or are sympathetic to) populist movements, that want to make a strong claim on what…

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