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Opinion: O'Toole's Credibility Problem

In politics, nothing is more important than credibility. Politicians can deliver stirring speeches and launch searing attack ads, but if they don’t tell the truth, nobody believes any of it. And, one way or another, voters will hold them accountable. After our “election about nothing,” Erin O’Toole has a serious credibility problem. Take his flipflop…

Opinion: Politicians Should Pay Back Wage Subsidy

Politicians are good at preaching, but they’re not so good at practicing what they preach. Case in point: the federal wage subsidy. Federal politicians have been moralizing about the evils of business executives taking bonuses while collecting the pandemic wage subsidy, but their silence on their own party taking the subsidy is deafening. At the…

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Opinion: O'Toole's Credibility Problem

In politics, nothing is more important than credibility. Politicians can deliver stirring speeches and launch searing attack ads, but if they don’t tell the truth, nobody believes any of it. And, one way or another, voters will hold them accountable. After our “election about nothing,” Erin O’Toole has a serious credibility problem. Take his flipflop…

Opinion: Politicians Should Pay Back Wage Subsidy

Politicians are good at preaching, but they’re not so good at practicing what they preach. Case in point: the federal wage subsidy. Federal politicians have been moralizing about the evils of business executives taking bonuses while collecting the pandemic wage subsidy, but their silence on their own party taking the subsidy is deafening. At the…

Opinion: Plan Needed To Balance Books

If the federal government’s fiscal policy stays on its current trajectory, Canada’s trillion-dollar debt will be a major drain on taxpayers’ wallets for generations to come. In this election, voters will need to closely examine parties’ plans to plug that drain. Unfortunately, the current Liberal plan would keep the federal budget in deficit territory for…

We Each Owe $57K

Fifty-seven thousand dollars. That’s the average amount each Canadian will owe in provincial and federal government debt by the end of the year. It’s not just the rich or big corporations that will be mopping up this budget mess if politicians don’t take some air out of their bloated budgets. Politicians are already starting to…

Global Tax Cartel

Canadian politicians like Chrystia Freeland see tax competition as a “race to the bottom.” But for the rest of us, a global tax cartel will mean an inevitable march toward higher tax bills and more pork for companies with access to politicians. Freeland agreed to the American-led proposal for a global minimum business tax of…

Governor General Perks

It’s a rare event when the stars align in the cosmos of Ottawa to create the perfect opportunity for politicians to save taxpayers some money. That phenomenon is happening now. Ottawa is facing a blackhole of debt. It needs to save money and that signal needs to come from the top. When a new governor…

Carbon Tax Honesty

When you got straight A’s on a report card, it’s a good bet you rushed home from the school bus to show your mom and dad. Maybe they even stuck it on the fridge. But if that report card was covered with F’s you probably weren’t that eager to bring it up at dinner time.…

Trudeau Tramples Freedom

The Trudeau government is throwing freedom of expression under the bus so the entertainment and culture lobby can pocket more dough. The proposed law, Bill C-10, opens the door for unelected bureaucrats to put online content under their microscope. These ramifications led the former vice-chair of Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications to refer to the bill…

The Future Of Handwriting

Recently, disconcertingly, I’ve run into several individuals who can’t read anything handwritten. Taught to read from printed books, and doing school work largely on a computer, many children never read anything entirely handwritten. Not my kids, or any of my relatives; they’ve received handwritten cards and letters from me since the time they were very…

Taxing Rich Is Trojan Horse

As the federal government’s debt soars by $424 million per day, Canadians need to be on guard for the Trojan horse of politics: higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses. These taxes won’t balance the budget. But they will make it easier for politicians to get their tax hikes through the city gates. And once…

Remembering George Floyd

This week marks one year since the death of George Floyd at the hands of a serving police officer, Derek Chauvin, in Minneapolis. It’s a time to remember the death of Mr. Floyd, and to extend our thoughts and condolences to his family, who are surely marking this grim anniversary in their own way. However,…

Long Weekend At The Lake

When I first came to Canada, I lived in Transcona, with my parents and brother. My aunts, uncles, and cousins lived on Southside, which to those in the know means, south of the CN yards, in a semi-rural area just off Dugald Road. I was graciously invited, by virtue of family ties, to the annual…

Truth, Lies & the Idiots We Elect

On the whole, I’m a patient and sunny-natured person, but there are a few things in life that make me very angry: the waste of opportunity; the waste of resources; poor management; failure to anticipate; disrespect; and being lied to. You can imagine how much I’m enjoying The Trudeau Years 2.0. The present Government of…

Opinion: Nature of Freedom

In Canada we are justly proud of being among the most free and protected people in the world. Taking a variety of key factors into account, we consistently poll in the Top Five best places in the world to live, and last year we placed at No. 1. No argument here; I’m a Canadian by…

Opinion: Retrospective

Technology changes at an ever-accelerating pace, and our world changes with it. We carry on, assimilating the new tech, using it, adapting to it, and behaving as if it has always been with us. Kids have cell phones and computers. They are allowed to use calculators to do their math, and where does that end?…

Trudeau's Spending Bill

Canadian babies born on federal budget day 2021 had more than $28,000 of debt the moment they opened their eyes. That’s each Canadian’s share of the federal government’s $1-trillion debt. And it’s going up. By the time those little ones blow out their candles on their fifth birthday, Ottawa projects their shares of the federal…

Unidentified

In his final book, “Brief Answers to the Big Questions”, Stephen Hawking said he did not believe we have been visited by aliens, since any species arriving here from elsewhere would have such superior technology that everyone would have noticed the encounter, because of its unpleasant outcome for us. His argument is probably sound, but…

Bully Beef & Mashed Potatoes

We’ve become a nation of whiners lately. I understand Covid Fatigue, I really do. I’ve left my property maybe 24 times in the past year. I’ve had my first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and can’t wait for this cursed plague to end, so I can resume what passes for a normal life. My sister…

Pure Poetry

Recently two Manitoba teens won national awards for literature, one a student from Lord Selkirk School and the other from Kildonan East Collegiate. Clearly, our educators still believe that literature is important; and in any discussion of provincial education standards, the two most divisive topics are literacy and numeracy, because in many cases, this is…

Science For The Ages

Science has always been one of my interests. Science lifts us out of the murk of superstition and supposition, into the enlightenment of that which can be proved. It moves us from the Dark Ages of ignorance, into a place where thought and exploration are valued; where curiosity, experimentation and evidence are constantly unfolding new…

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