Archive for May 28th, 2012

Will you join me in North Bay?

- May 28th, 2012

north bayOn June 9th I will be speaking in North Bay to a meeting of the regional chapter of Real Women. Here is how they are billing the talk.

His topic is “Engaging in the Battle for Canada”.  He will speak on the importance of Canadians engaging in the culture wars that are raging all around us; from attempts to bring in radical curricula in schools, to attacks on the family, to an erosion of our basic rights. There is a battle for Canada underway, one that we either engage in or surrender to those who would change our country forever. 

The event runs from 11:15 to 2:30 on Saturday, June 9th at the Best Western Conference Centre on Lakeshore Drive in North Bay. If you are in the area, please consider coming.

COLUMN: Robson – Pogey rules make steady workers subsidize everyone else

- May 28th, 2012

EI rips off steady workers

by John Robson

The recent modest reforms to Employment Insurance are in fact far too modest. Even so, they may force the Opposition’s brains to get off the couch and find real work.

Take Elizabeth May… please. Her whiny blast contained so many obvious blunders it was basically a gift to Stephen Harper.

She admitted she used to collect EI, working at her family’s Cape Breton restaurant and gift shop that typically shut after Thanksgiving until Victoria Day, then sucking down pogey all winter. Read more…

COLUMN: Goldstein – Canadians care about pollution, not climate change

- May 28th, 2012

The inconvenient truth

Canadians care more about clean water, air and soil than global warming

by Lorrie Goldstein

Anyone who’s been paying attention for the past five years — which excludes most politicians and media — knows Canadians are more concerned about air, water and soil pollution than climate change.

Those aren’t just the findings of an Abacus Data poll released by the Toronto Sun and QMI Agency last week. Read more…

COLUMN: Levant – Shouldn’t all Canadians live under the same law?

- May 28th, 2012

One country, one set of laws

Regardless of political affiliation, race or ethnicity, every Canadian is under the same code

by Ezra Levant

Did Quebec really need to introduce a new law to fight the rioters? Or was it just busy-work to distract from their lack of courage in enforcing existing laws?

Take section 51 of the Criminal Code. Here it is in full: “Everyone who does an act of violence in order to intimidate Parliament or the legislature of a province is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.”

This, of course, does not criminalize peaceful protests. It applies only to violent ones — with Molotov cocktails and smashed windows and smoke bombs in Montreal’s subway station.

The rioters are clearly trying to intimidate the legislature into repealing its proposed dollar-a-day tuition increase. Read more…