Category Archive: Editorials

Liberal campaign gets off to an ironic start

September 2019 The Liberal Party of Canada’s election campaign got off to an ironic start when their campaign media bus struck the left-wing of their campaign airplane on the tarmac at the Victoria, B.C. Airport on Wednesday night, 11 September. The bus had just picked up the journalists traveling with the campaign, when it scraped …

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Hypocrite, and it looks good on you Justin! – The spectacular moral fall of Prime Minister Blackface

September 2019 Just when you thought the bar on Justin Trudeau’s moral compass couldn’t sink any lower, it has. A photo emerged two days ago of Justin Trudeau from 2001, dressed as Aladdin in full-on blackface and a turban at an Arabian Nights gala at West Point Grey Academy, a private school in Vancouver, British …

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We must never forget: The 9-11 terrorist attacks 18 years later

Septermber 2019 I think it’s important to remember that not all Muslims supported this terrorist act and others like it. In fact, more Muslims are killed by their fellow Muslims than by any other religion or nationality. That said, the terrorists who committed this horrific act were Muslims; radicalized Muslims from the terrorist group Al-Qaida, …

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OSAP cuts don’t have to mean the end of your post-secondary career

September 2019 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is reporting in Ottawa that, “…a number of University of Ottawa students say they’ve had to alter their course loads because of the $600 million cut to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).” No doubt this scenario is playing out at other universities and colleges across the province too. …

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Who’s to blame for the Khadr payout?

September 2019 An article published by I-Politics in July 2017, asks the question: “Who’s to blame for the Khadr payout?” They then proceed to answer their own question,”Stephen Harper, mostly.” OK, some problems with the assessment in this article. You can read the article below, but here’s some reality to add to the story: There …

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What did he say? Let’s go to the tape

August 2019 Groan!! Ralph Goodale recently unearthed a video clip of Andrew Scheer from 2005, in which Sheer states he is against same-sex marriage. In other news, prior to the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, slavery was still socially acceptable in the southern United States and a significant portion of the southern population were slave owners. …

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Re-dedication of Kandahar Memorial Cenotaph does nothing to mend insult

August 2019 On 17 August, the Department of National Defence (DND) held a re-dedication ceremony of the Kandahar Memorial Cenotaph in the Afghanistan Memorial Hall at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) – Carling Campus, a private ceremony for family members of those lost in the Afghanistan War and other invited guests. This was an attempt to …

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And the conspiracy theories begin…….

August 2019 In the wake of the suicide (or “suicide”) of disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, the conspiracy theories are already flying around the internet. I’m a fan of a good conspiracy theory too, but for me to buy into it, it has to be plausible; which also means supported by some facts that make it …

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Police leadership is failing their frontline officers as the stigma continues

July 2019 Re:  “Mental health stigma persists at police service, veteran officer says,” (Barrie Advance, 9 May 2019):  I can relate to the lack of support that Cst Brad Traves talks about.  I’m a retired police officer who also suffers from PTSD and I received absolutely no support from my police service or even from …

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The sins of the father – Sex, drugs and rock & roll attitude

July 2019 Re: Hedley frontman appears in Toronto court on sex charges (Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun, 12 July 2019): In light of the sexual assault and sexual exploitation charges that Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard is facing in a Toronto courtroom, can it reasonably be said that rock stars of day gone by bear some responsibility …

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