In a Time of Crisis, Journalism Needs to Be a Check on Power More Than Ever

Canada is still in the early weeks of the COVID-19 crisis and unfortunately, on top of begging for masks to wear, it seems that some journalists are also begging for…

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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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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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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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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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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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