Category: Opinion

Crimea cries out for West to oppose Putin

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Crimea cries out for West to oppose Putin

West has “duty” to oppose Russia’s thuggish behaviour against Crimea By Brian Lee Crowley   Russia’s cynical, dishonest and thuggish seizing of Crimea in defiance of international rules and its own treaty commitments is the greatest test the West has faced since the fall of the Berlin Wall. As I read much of the commentary about […]

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Supreme Court of Canada: Why Quebec but no First Nations judges?

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Supreme Court of Canada: Why Quebec but no First Nations judges?

Time for Prime Minister Harper to rectify imbalance on Supreme Court of Canada By Bruce McIvor   Last week’s Supreme Court of Canada decision nullifying the appointment of Justice Nadon to the Court is of importance to Indigenous people seeking justice through the Canadian court system. Since 1875 there has been a requirement that a […]

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Ukraine has strong ties to Canada. Will we help?

| March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Ukraine has strong ties to Canada. Will we help?

Former Canadian general says Russia’s expansion plan will fail By Cam Ross   Ukraine is about the size of Saskatchewan with a population of 46 million, about 25 per cent more than Canada’s. It is bordered by Russia on the north and east with Crimea and the Black Sea to the south. The eastern Crimea […]

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Questioning Alison Redford on spending about ethics, not gender

| March 10, 2014 | 6 Comments
Questioning Alison Redford on spending about ethics, not gender

Alison Redford playing ‘mom card’ an insult to working parents By Kathleen Smith Transparency. Openness. Responsibility. Alberta Premier Alison Redford campaigned on these three words as the change we wanted. She promised to deliver. In the end, what Redford has delivered is more of the same. What began as Redford billing taxpayers $45,000 for flights […]

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Pope Francis image rightly tarnished by child abuse comments

| March 9, 2014 | 4 Comments
Pope Francis image rightly tarnished by child abuse comments

Recent remarks by Pope Francis are a throwback to conservative Pope Benedict XVI Is Pope Francis the face of a new Catholic Church? Or is he just public relations window dressing on the same old medieval institution? A new poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion suggests the pontiff’s everyman style, focus on poverty, and more […]

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APEGA case an outrage against common sense

| March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
APEGA case an outrage against common sense

APEGA treatment by Alberta Human Rights Commission shows why AHRC needs to be eliminated By Barry Cooper   Two weeks ago APEGA - Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta –  filed an appeal in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. The respondents were Ladislav Mihaly and the Alberta Human Rights Commission (AHRC). This case provides […]

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Russian invasion of Ukraine inching us closer to WWIII?

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Russian invasion of Ukraine inching us closer to WWIII?

Russian troops invade Ukraine, moving into strongholds in south and east part of the country Troy Media – by Robert McGarvey “This is not a red alert . . . this is actually a declaration of war against my country,” On Sunday Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk set the record straight. This is not a local rebellion, not simply an […]

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Alberta public pensions need further reform

| March 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Alberta public pensions need further reform

Redford government could have made Alberta public pensions more fair to taxpayers By Mark Milke   One theory about politics is that because politicians must get votes to stay in power – that’s their “currency” – they are unlikely to act against their own self-interest. So politicians cater to the specific voters who put them […]

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Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine decision should start national gun control discussion

| March 1, 2014 | 10 Comments
Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine decision should start national gun control discussion

RCMP ban on Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine begs question, How much power should police have to prohibit weapons? I support Canada’s approach to gun regulation, but the RCMP’s decision to prohibit the Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine appears to cross a very important line. I say appears because we don’t know why the Mounties decided to […]

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Disabled Canadians get no help from UN charter

| February 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
Disabled Canadians get no help from UN charter

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities is irrelevant to disabled Canadians  By Paul Caune   The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD) isn’t going to help disabled Canadians. Why?  Because there is no way to enforce it.  A right without a remedy is no right at all.  There […]

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