In my latest National Post column I warn that electoral reform is Justin Trudeau’s most dangerous idea.
In my latest National Post column I argue that Canadian conservatives played themselves for fools yet again in the last election.
In my latest National Post column, I wrap up my series on how not to vote with a simple recommendation for what to do: Cast a ballot that doesn’t leave you feeling dirty. Personally I’m voting libertarian. But if you won’t do that, choose another clean option, an independent, a protest candidate or a returned ballot, rather than marking an “X” that compromises your integrity in order to make the problem worse.
In my latest National Post column, I argue that voting should and can be something more than a squalid and cunning effort to put the lesser evil in power.
I’m scheduled to be on 770 Afternoons at around 3:30 (eastern) this afternoon, with Danielle Smith, to talk about my latest National Post column. You can listen live at the link.
A nice comment on iPolitics about my “Why I Can’t Vote For the Harper Tories” National Post column, from Michael Harris, who I worked with at CFRA. There’s something fishy about him calling me an “old trout” as I don’t make a habit of saluting colleagues as “abalone” or “plaice” or other terms associated with aquatic life. But nice otherwise.
Ottawa is a strange place. But the trial of Mike Duffy is weird even by its standards, as I explain in C2C Journal in the only format that seemed suitable to the occasion.
The final episode of Reality University Podcast is up. It deals with one of the great heroes in the struggle for liberty, Sir Edward Coke.
This coming Monday the organizers are releasing an online version of the speech on Magna Carta I gave at the Essentials of Freedom Conference in Calgary and selling tickets for those who want to watch it and join me for an online Q&A session afterward. Go here for details.
The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta is just 12 days away now. June 15 2015 is Magna Carta Day. Well, not in Ontario. A private members’ bill from Julia Monro (MPP York Simcoe) to make June 15 officially Magna Carta Day in this province is bottled up in committee and will likely languish if not die there since the legislature will rise on June 4 and won’t sit again until Sept. 14. They must be tired or something.
Technically committees can meet in between so the bill could get reported out. But Third Reading must wait until fall if it ever happens.
Now I realize that private members’ bills rarely pass and it’s generally a lengthy process for those that do. Arguably it could go faster as a rule. But certainly when you’re looking at the 800th anniversary of what is widely agreed to be one of the most important events in our entire history, MPPs across party lines could have moved this particular bill along faster given that it was first introduced on July 24 of last year. Assuming they intend to move it at all.
On the plus side, we can celebrate Magna Carta even without the politicians.