Justin Trudeau’s Evidence-Based Policy on Guns?

“And as we face these challenges, the only ideology that must guide us is evidence. Hard, scientific facts and data. It may seem revolutionary in today’s Ottawa, but instead of inventing the facts to justify the policies, we will create

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Justin Trudeau: Inclusive Really Means to Exclude

Justin Trudeau is all about open, inclusive government, or so he claims at every opportunity. On January 17th his commitment to inclusiveness revealed itself for what it really is, one more political affectation. On January 17, at a town hall

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Justin Trudeau’s Hypocrisy on “Open Government”

Our very own Shiny Pony, otherwise known as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, ran on an election platform that promised open government.  He would bring in a new era of openness and transparency in government and allow Canadians to have their

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Ethically-Challenged: North Carolina Ethics Commission

Ethics, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, has the following meaning: rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad. Its secondary definition is this: ethics : an area of study that deals with ideas about

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Our Elected Representatives – Who do they actually represent?

The vast majority of Members of Parliament are NOT the people’s representative to Ottawa… they are Ottawa’s representative to us. Not exactly the way it’s supposed to work. Currently all parties impose their will upon our so-called elected representatives so

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MLA Mike Allen – A Politician Resigning in Disgrace? Not Quite.

An Alberta politician has resigned from the governing Progressive Conservative caucus after being arrested by Minnesota police in a prostitution sting. Mike Allen, the member of the legislature for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, was arrested by St. Paul police Monday night.

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A Politician with Integrity? Isn’t that an Oxymoron?

Ask most Canadians today and you will find few who believe a politician is someone they want to emulate.  That’s hardly a surprise.  Politicians on the whole suffer from a lack of integrity. One look at the intentional and unending

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Senate Scandal: The Federal Conservative Failure

by Frank Hilliard Mike Duffy, my old colleague from CBC’s Ottawa Bureau, is the latest failure of the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper who appointed him.  He is not the most important because one man can only spend

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Canada’s Broken Parliamentary System

How quickly our elected representatives forget the source of their power: we mere citizens.  I often joke that Members of Parliament are not our representatives to Ottawa but Ottawa’s representatives to us.  It’s a joke, a cruel one at best,

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Ministry of Truth: British Filmmaker Richard Symons Attempt at Holding Politicians Accountable for Lying

I discovered a brilliant documentary from Britain titled “Ministry of Truth.” The filmmaker, Richard Symons, is appalled that politicians can lie to the public with impunity. He wanted to bring their rampant hypocrisy to light and interviewed numerous British politicians

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Mischa Popoff, a true conservative, runs for BC Conservative Party

Finally we have a true conservative running for a truly conservative party in a province that deeply needs a return to conservative principles. Both of the major parties have shown their moral failures, their lax practices and their lack of

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“Premier Dad” quits suddenly… Good News or the first step to very bad news?

“Premier Dad”, aka Dalton McGuinty, quit his post as Premier of Ontario suddenly and without warning.  While it may be good news for Ontario that the big government Liberal will be gone soon, it may be very bad news for

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