Key election issue: Can Kenney save the oilsand project?

Plainly the Rachel-Justin partnership cannot, and Alberta's prosperity is at stake "All the proposed pipelines in Canada have effectively been blocked." So reads a triumphant posting on the website of the anti-pipeline lobby known as "Corporate Ethics." A neighbor of mine had a considerably less exuberant reaction to Alberta's ┬ápipeline standstill. Because of it, she... Continue Reading →

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Is Jordon Peterson sewing the seeds for the world’s first conservative revolution?

"Traditionalist conservatism." That's a term I have invented. It is intended to embrace the "fiscal" conservatives and the "social" conservatives, and to put them both in the same tent because that's the only way they can get and stay elected. They certainly share one thing. Both types are understandably suspicious of all revolutions, and they... Continue Reading →

All we pessimists were fully agreed: Conrad Black was a mad man

The National Post newspaper this month marks the 20th year of its publication. Ted Byfield was one of several Canadian journalists asked to comment on it. His commentary follows.

It's difficult to adequately portray the sudden and most improbable appearance of the National Post in the Canadian newspaper world as it existed in the closing years of the 20th Century. Metropolitan newspapers in that era were definitely not something people founded. They were something people terminated, or at best merged with another so that one name or the other slid into oblivion of journalistic history.

If our morals are part of our nature, we cannot repeal them

The above paragraph, with minor changes, has been excerpted from the frightening letter written last month by veteran Edmonton teacher and educator Richard Dietrich. It's the letter which the ever more left-leaning Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal have refused to publish. It was carried in this space two weeks ago, and it bodes very badly for Alberta's students in their future careers. They will graduate with wondrously social attitudes, but they may not be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, read, write or earn a living. When Education Minister David Eggen promises "the most sweeping changes" ever wrought in the curriculum of Alberta's schools, it can only mean more of the same.

Why the notwithstanding clause will survive, nothwithstanding the Left

It's sad to behold the decline in the quality of modern-day political office-holders. Take, for instance, the position of premier in Ontario. It was once filled by such men of stature as Sir Oliver Mowat, Howard Ferguson, and William Davis-- not to mention George Drew, who established a 42-year Tory dynasty in the government of that province, Now the premier's office is to be distinguished by a man accused of establishing in his youth a brisk wholesale trade in hashish for the "with-it" generation in the wealthy Toronto neighbourhood where he grew up-- an accusation he vigorously denies.

Why many men shudder at the spectacle of ‘feminized’ Christianity

It's sad to behold the decline in the quality of modern-day political office-holders. Take, for instance, the position of premier in Ontario. It was once filled by such men of stature as Sir Oliver Mowat, Howard Ferguson, and William Davis-- not to mention George Drew, who established a 42-year Tory dynasty in the government of that province, Now the premier's office is to be distinguished by a man accused of establishing in his youth a brisk wholesale trade in hashish for the "with-it" generation in the wealthy Toronto neighbourhood where he grew up-- an accusation he vigorously denies.

Get ready for open persecution in about five years, Christians warned

It's sad to behold the decline in the quality of modern-day political office-holders. Take, for instance, the position of premier in Ontario. It was once filled by such men of stature as Sir Oliver Mowat, Howard Ferguson, and William Davis-- not to mention George Drew, who established a 42-year Tory dynasty in the government of that province, Now the premier's office is to be distinguished by a man accused of establishing in his youth a brisk wholesale trade in hashish for the "with-it" generation in the wealthy Toronto neighbourhood where he grew up-- an accusation he vigorously denies.

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