Category Archives: Humour

Keynote address to the Real Estate Institute of Canada

Next month, I’m delighted to say, I’ll be taking part in the REIC annual meeting and conference in Ottawa. The topic of my address will be “Without Ethics, None of This Works”.

Institutions are vitally important. But even more fundamental is a political and commercial culture that values honesty and shuns and punishes deceit. Without honesty, formal rules mean nothing, in government, in real estate and commerce generally, and in our private lives.

Without ethics, none of this works.

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Our Magna Carta Tour comes to Lloydminster

Brigitte and I will be talking about Magna Carta and how to take Canada back with a smile at the Vic Juba Community Theatre in Lloydminster on February 29, an event put together by our friend Danny Hozack and the good folks at the Economic Education Association. Tickets are available here. Hope to see you there!

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Reality University is on the air

Reality University Podcast LogoMy new podcast “Reality University” is now available. It offers a weekly look at the big questions that affect our common life and the key ideas (and books) that help us understand the world around us.

Please drop by and audit a few classes and consider signing up. Because as Philip K. Dick once said, “Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, it doesn’t go away.”

 

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Still outwitted by hackers? Bananas!

Hackers turning the City of Ottawa website into a dancing banana is a tale of dumb and dumber. Probably I should kiss my own site goodbye before ridiculing pimply hackers and their victims but it’s time to put my inky foot down and hope I miss the cybernetic peel because this whole story is ridiculous.

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How ’bout some spring with our spring?

Dear Easter Bunny,

How’s it going? All ready for that egg thing? Us too.

Thing is, though, it’s kind of cold here. Spring officially started Thursday but apparently it didn’t “take.” And while I realize you already have lots on your harebrain these days, you’re the main spring icon so I figured it was worth dropping you a line.

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