Category Archives: History

A big thank you to Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn, “The One-Man Global Content Provider,” just wrote a great post “The Field Where Liberty Was Sown” about Magna Carta, the “real rights” it contains, and the modern threat to freedom as voters get seduced by the “right” to … Continue reading

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Bringing (back) Magna Carta

John Ivison in the National Post laments how Parliament is ceasing to control executive branch spending as a departure from the principle of individual freedom from arbitrary government.
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Executive seduces legislature

The National Post just published my article on how legislators aren’t keeping the executive in line (or judges) and we aren’t making them do it. Politics isn’t a fun sport with orange, blue and red competing for supremacy. It’s about … Continue reading

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What does Magna Carta mean to Canada?

Last night I attended an excellent panel discussion “Magna Carta: What does it mean to Canada?” hosted by House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer. And I was very struck by a comment by panelist the Hon. Pierre Poilievre (Minister of Employment … Continue reading

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In defence of Sun News

Yes, there was news on Sun News Network. My colleague David Akin offers a spirited defence of the network in Maclean’s, pointing out that for all the mockery of our station, his Battleground show in particular often gave more detailed attention to politics … Continue reading

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