Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Honouring their sacrifice every day

Today is Remembrance Day. No, it’s not Nov. 11 and my editor has not blundered and run this column on the wrong day. My point is that we should remember them every day.
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Tracing our freedom to ancient Greece

If you love your freedom, thank a Greek. Specifically Themistocles.
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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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