Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Leave it to parties to mobilize voters

Here we go again. Apparently the Harper Tories are undemocratic because they don’t want the Chief Electoral Officer running voter mobilization campaigns for left-wing parties.
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Charity doesn’t begin at government coffers

Did you know Oxfam Canada was a branch of government? A surly branch,
chewing hard on the hand that feeds it, but a branch all the same. I
shouldn’t be surprised. Nor should they.
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Time to check those balances

What is government for? Where does it get its powers? What can’t it do? Such questions are often scorned as “academic” by the brisk pragmatists who rush about the corridors of power concocting hare-brained schemes to offend and annoy the … Continue reading

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The Top 5, July 27

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Egypt’s history doesn’t bode well for its future

How did Egyptians get from celebrating the military departure from politics to celebrating its return in just two years? By not appreciating that self-government in the political sense depends on self-government in the personal sense.
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