Archive for July 1st, 2012

COLUMN: Levant – Arts subsidies that comfort our enemy

- July 1st, 2012

Subsidizing rap crap

by Ezra Levant

Does freedom of speech include the freedom of Canadian rappers to make music videos glorifying Taliban terrorist attacks on Canadian troops?

As odious as that is, the answer must be yes.

Manu Militari, a Montreal rapper, has done just that. It’s almost as sick as the snuff movies allegedly made by Luka Magnotta. Of course, Militari didn’t actually kill anybody. He just indulged his fantasy of it happening.

Which is about as sick. Read more…

COLUMN: Robson – Canada’s national holiday is today, not last week’s Quebec day

- July 1st, 2012

Only one national day

by John Robson

Happy Canada Day. We don’t care if Quebec leaves.

Does that seem an unseemly topic for our national holiday? Well, I personally draw not just comfort but pride from a new poll showing 49% of us outside Quebec “don’t really care” if it separates.

Once upon a time such a survey would have occasioned much hand-wringing, soul-searching, and a desperate race by clueless anglo politicians to prove they, and they alone, could manage a reconciliation with Quebec despite such intransigent paleolithic xenophobia by the unworthy dolts who elected them. Today there’s more of a “Well, duh” feel about it. And rightly so. Read more…