Trudeau’s Gun Laws: A Work in Progress

Trudeau’s Gun Laws: A Work in Progress

As published in the Victoria Standard: April 11, 2018

Trudeau’s proposed firearms legislation may actually reduce gun violence, especially in large cities like Toronto and Ottawa where violence committed with smuggled and stolen guns is increasing. While Canada’s problem is tiny compared to the U.S., similar nations like Australia and the U.K. suffer far less gun crime.

Recent Gaza Turmoil: Missing Context and Censorship

Below is a textbook example of corporate editors censoring inconvenient facts that contradict the dominant narrative on Israel/Palestine while they pretend to offer balanced coverage. The most dissonant information was “removed from inspection” since these gatekeepers deem the public unfit to respond in a suitable manner. The veracity of the missing information is therefore treated as a problem rather than a matter of public interest.

Recent Gaza Turmoil: Missing Context

As published in the National Post (online): April 3, 2018.

Post Media Columnist on Jerusalem: Anti-Semitic Accusations and Mythology

Post Media Columnist on Jerusalem: Anti-Semitic Accusations and Mythology

As it appears in Unpublished: March 13, 2018

The Country of Quebec Versus the Province of Cape Breton

The Country of Quebec Versus the Province of Cape Breton

As published in the Victoria Standard: March 14, 2018.

I welcome the possibility that Justin Trudeau may have mentioned past separatist violence in Quebec while discussing Sikh independence with India’s leaders. Hopefully, Trudeau’s alleged remarks will inspire public discourse on the darker aspects of Quebec’s persistent separatist movement. Since Canada’s political leadership seemingly ignores the consequences of endless pandering to Quebec’s discontents; I’ll take any excuse to examine these matters.

Canada and Israel

Canada and Israel

as published in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, March/April 2018, pp. 6-7

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s abstention on the recent U.N. vote against Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was both predictable and firmly rooted in Canada’s history of official support for Zionism at the expense of Palestinian Arabs. Canada’s non-Jewish Zionists include Biblical literalists and other Christians seeking the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies.

Summer Jobs Program and Charter Declarations Aren’t Anti-Anything

Summer Jobs Program and Charter Declarations Aren’t Anti-Anything

As published in the Victoria Standard: February 14, 2018

Federal employment grants were a regular part of summer life in Baddeck during the seventies and early eighties. Public funding helped staff Kidston Island and provided summer workers for a host of businesses and organizations; maybe including some with “Christian” core mandates opposing abortion.

Doesn’t Cape Breton University Already Have a Ding-wall?

Doesn’t Cape Breton University Already Have a Ding-wall?

As published in the Inverness Oran: February 7, 2018 and the Cape Breton Spectator: February 12, 2018.

Trudeau Meek on Trump’s Jerusalem Gambit

Trudeau Meek on Trump’s Jerusalem Gambit

As published in the Victoria Standard: January 17, 2018

Paradise Canada

Paradise Canada

As published in the Victoria Standard: December 20, 2017.

Lawyers whose Canadian clients use offshore tax havens often emphasize the legality and popularity of the practice among those who can afford their expensive services. The evolution of this reality and its implications for Canada’s future are worth considering since lost tax revenues present a genuine threat to the operation of government programs. Increasingly, the tax burden is shifting to working people since few Canadians are positioned to legally park their money beyond the taxman’s reach.

Canada’s Nuclear Hypocrisy

Canada’s Nuclear Hypocrisy

As published in the Victoria Standard: November 22, 2017

As Remembrance Day 2017 recedes from memory, it’s worth noting that Canada’s military differs from allied forces only in size and in some cases; nuclear weapons capability. Canada former role as respected peacekeeper is mere nostalgia as the nation expands its hazardous support for U.S. foreign policy goals. You won’t hear that in the Prime Minister’s November eleventh remarks.

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