O’Toole’s Outhouse Problem

O’Toole’s Outhouse Problem

As published in Sun Media: July 30, 2021

You may have been privy to Erin O’Toole’s awful Porta Potty video. Now the Conservative leader has another outhouse problem, senior staffer Steve Outhouse to be specific.

Mr. Outhouse is simultaneously drawing a public salary while his firm; Intercede Communication, is paid to assist (possibly intercede on behalf of) socially-conservative candidates during their nomination campaigns.

Palestinian Autonomy Undermined by Canada

Palestinian Autonomy Undermined by Canada

As published in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA): August/September 2021 Vol. XL #5

Nizar Binat’s June 24 death at the hands of Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces is a harsh reminder of the PA’s attitude toward Palestinians who dare to criticize their authoritarian policies and security cooperation with Israel. Binat had been a candidate in the PA’s overdue parliamentary elections recently cancelled by PA leader Mahmoud Abbas over "uncertainty if Israel would allow the election to proceed in Jerusalem."

Canada Indifferent to Palestinian Autonomy

Canada Indifferent to Palestinian Autonomy

As published in PEN INSIDER - Peace and Environment News: August/September 2021

Nizar Binat’s June 24 death at the hands of Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces is a harsh reminder of the PA’s attitude toward Palestinians who dare to criticize their authoritarian policies and security cooperation with Israel. Binat had been a candidate in the PA’s overdue parliamentary elections recently cancelled by PA leader Mahmoud Abbas over "uncertainty if Israel would allow the election to proceed in Jerusalem."

David Kilgour’s Iranian History

David Kilgour’s Iranian History

As published in the Hill Times: July 14, 2021

Former Canadian parliamentarian David Kilgour recently criticized new Iranian president Raisi’s ugly record of torture, killing and anti-dissident violence. However, Kilgour’s claim that Raisi’s election will worsen Middle East “instability” is less reliable, since that claim is based on an unspoken assumption: only nations who serve Western interests may be considered moderate and stable. That includes cooperative dictatorships.

Hamas' Rockets VS. The "Goliath" of Israel (no contest)

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Letters to the Editor: June 25, 2021

HAMAS’ ROCKETS VS. THE “GOLIATH” OF ISRAEL (NO CONTEST)

What is worse, open hostility to an established state or preventing the founding of another? According to the mainstream media, Hamas’ hostility to Israel is a graver matter than Binyamin Netanyahu’s refusal to even consider the idea of “another” Palestinian state east of the Jordan River. Netanyahu and many senior Israelis consider Jordan a Palestinian state.

Prince Philip’s Greatness was Pretty Ordinary

LETTER: Prince Philip was just an average guy who married money and power

As published in Saltwire; April 21, 2021.

Even in times of pandemic and financial austerity, nations like Canada and the U.K. always manage to fund lavish state funerals when noted politicians or royal luminaries pass on.

Minimum Wage Solution: Shift Corporate Subsidies to Small Business

Minimum Wage Solution: Shift Corporate Subsidies to Small Business

As published in the Hill Times: April 7, 2021

Opponents of raising the minimum wage consistently claim that such increases would harm or even destroy small business. This argument may easily be refuted by revealing an obvious but apparently unmentionable solution.

Without Irony, Israel Condemns Hezbollah’s UN Violations

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: April-March 2021

Without Irony, Israel Condemns Hezbollah’s UN Violations

Israeli officials are claiming that Hezbollah’s violation of a 2006 United Nations resolution somehow justifies the intimidating presence of low-altitude Israel war planes in Lebanese air space. The 2006 UN Resolution forbade Hezbollah “…from building up its military capabilities and operating near the Israeli border…” UN Resolutions notwithstanding; foreign aircraft that violate Israeli air space have a low survival rate.

Canada Should Emulate Argentina’s Wealth Tax

Canada Should Emulate Argentina’s Wealth Tax

As published in the Ottawa Citizen: 30 December 2020

Canada would be wise to emulate Argentina’s recent adoption of a one-time wealth tax of one percent on those earning over a million dollars per year. The Argentine measure was designed to fund the post-Covid recovery and slow the growth of their federal deficit. Recently, the governing Liberals, Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois combined to reject a similar NDP motion that would have reduced Canada’s huge and growing deficit.

Israel Demolishes Homes as its Allies Weaponize Anti-Semitism

ISRAEL DEMOLISHES HOMES AS ITS ALLIES WEAPONIZE ANTI-SEMITISM

As published in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, January/February 2021, p. 6

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