Union-bashing Thriving

YOU SAID IT: Union-bashing Thriving

Original title: Brian Lilley’s “School of Life” Accepting Applications

As published in the Ottawa Sun: September 14, 2020.

As Labour Day approaches, it’s worth noting that union-bashing is thriving, especially on the pages of the Ottawa Sun.

According to Brian Lilley, the literature degree of teachers’ union boss Harvey Bishof disqualifies him from commenting on medical matters. Perhaps his lack of meteorology training also diminishes his ability to comment on the weather.

Trade Unions Still Vital Today

OPINION-HILL TIMES

Vigilance required to keep gains earned by labour unions, says letter writer

Trade Unions Still Vital Today

As published in the Hill Times: 9 September 2020

Trade union critics often claim that improved human rights and labor legislation now provide all the protection that working people need. This soothing news may surprise minimum wage and gig economy workers whose precarious labor has achieved higher visibility due to Covid.

America’s invasion of Iraq fuelled militant Islam

America’s invasion of Iraq fuelled militant Islam

As published in the Toronto Star: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Canadian intelligence assessments of Saddam’s Iraq got it right, new research paper says, Aug. 23

Many pundits and politicians have claimed that ungrateful Iraqis rejected America’s gift of freedom and chose sectarian violence after the 2003 U.S. invasion. That slipshod incursion created the conditions for violent chaos and inspired Al Qaeda and later ISIS to enter the country.

West Bank Annexation Latest Phase of the Peace Process

WEST BANK ANNEXATION LATEST PHASE OF THE PEACE PROCESS

As published in Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, August/September 2020, pp. 6-7

Letters to the Editor – 2020 August-September - WRMEAwww.wrmea.org › 2011-2020 › 2020 August-September

Canadian Expediency Sinks UN Bid

Canadian Expediency Sinks UN Bid

As published in the Hill Times - Wednesday, July 8, 2020

It’s Time to Democratize the UN by Eliminating the Veto of Powerful States

Trump's Usual Tricks

TRUMP’S USUAL TRICKS

As published in the Ottawa Sun & the Province: June 10, 2020.

Trump’s latest totalitarian stunt at the St. John’s church in Washington wasn’t surprising. He is well aware that a large percentage of American voters either share his vile attitudes or excuse them as the price of short-term economic benefit. This cynical tactic has served every tyrant in history.

PALESTINIAN NAKBA AND ISRAEL’S CREATION DESERVE EQUAL RECOGNITION

PALESTINIAN NAKBA AND ISRAEL’S CREATION DESERVE EQUAL RECOGNITION

As published in Canadian Dimension: 12 May 2020

Covid 19 Causing an Ideological Shift

Covid 19 Causing an Ideological Shift

As published in the Hill Times: April 15, 2020

The Covid 19 crisis is a massive challenge to those who have dedicated four decades to discrediting the positive role of government in the affairs of a nation and its citizens. Fortunately, Canada’s has only partially-embraced the odd notion of economic freedom whereby everything and everyone is assigned a market value.

Meghan and Harry’s Canadian Subsidies

After years of publishing editorial letters, political columns etc. I finally received a snail mail response from some anonymous soul offended by a letter published in the March 5 Ottawa Sun. This nameless monarchist was annoyed by my claim regarding the queen’s lack of a last name. I was told that a simple internet search would reveal Elizabeth’s last name as Windsor.

Federal Media Bailout

Federal Media Bailout

As published in the Victoria Standard: 12 March 2020

Canadian largest media organizations are demanding federal help to protect them from digital advertising competitors like Facebook and Google. Companies like Post Media, Bell and Torstar are seeking tax changes for digital companies, copyright protections for themselves and enhanced competition regulation.

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