Online Learning No Answer

ONLINE LEARNING NO ANSWER

As published in the Ottawa Sun: January 31, 2020.

A recent Sun editorial focused entirely on teachers’ modest wage demands. This creates the impression that the Sun and Postmedia support Ford’s plan for mandatory online learning.

Ontario’s teachers are mainly concerned about the Ford government’s plans to force students to take at least one online course while increasing class sizes and cutting teaching staff through early retirement and other tactics.

Royal Tourist Attraction Comes to Stay

Royal Tourist Attraction Comes to Stay

As published in the Hill Times: January 29, 2020

Are you a fan of the world’s most profitable human tourist attraction? Do you love to fawn over famous people who have no last name? Well, here’s your chance to bask in the royal glow of prince Harry and Meghan since this pair will soon grace us with their presence. While Meghan is a sitcom actress with a talent for commercial endorsements; Harry is the absentee duke of some inherited UK patch and the grandson of your plodding monarch; our lady of many hats.

Jason Kenney’s Ministry of Truth

Jason Kenney’s Ministry of Truth

As published in the Victoria Standard: January 15, 2020

Alberta’s new Canadian Energy Centre (CEC) intends to improve the image and marketability of oil sands crude in a world that increasing embraces cleaner forms of energy. Their stated mission is to identify and correct public misconceptions about the hydrocarbon industry.

CANADA'S U.N. VOTE FOR PALESTINIAN RIGHTS

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, January/February 2020, pp. 6-7

CANADA'S U.N. VOTE FOR PALESTINIAN RIGHTS

Canada’s recent U.N. vote in favor of Palestinian self-determination scandalized “conservative” pundits who consider this minor gesture a massive betrayal of the Israeli state.

Canada Backs Palestinian Self-determination

Canada Backs Palestinian Self-determination

As published by the Victoria Standard: December 18, 2019.

Canada’s surprise UN vote for Palestinian self-determination evoked strident protests from media defenders of Israeli exceptionalism. Trudeau’s token gesture has been portrayed as a betrayal of the Israel state, a nation without permanent borders. According to pundits like Canadian expatriate David Frum, stateless Palestinians should acknowledge defeat and quietly accept their fate. On the other hand, they may take inspiration from the vibrant example of Israeli determination.

Outrage misplaced over Canada’s UN Palestine vote

Outrage misplaced over Canada’s UN Palestine vote

As published in the Hill Times: December 4, 2019.

Teacher’s Strike against Ford’s Neo-Feudalism

Teacher’s Strike against Ford’s Neo-Feudalism

As published in the Ottawa Citizen: December 14, 2019

Ontario’s striking teachers are mainly concerned about the Ford government’s plans to force students to take at least one online course while increasing class sizes and shrinking teachers numbers through early retirement and other tactics.

Western Separatist Rhetoric Inevitable

Western Separatist Rhetoric Inevitable

As published in the Victoria Standard: November 20, 2019.

In 1919, Canada’s Guns Still Fired

In 1919, Canada’s Guns Still Fired

As published in the Ottawa Citizen: November 12, 2019.
(previously published in the Inverness Oran in 2018)

Many Great War songs and poems declare that the guns stopped firing on Nov. 11, 1918. Yes, most guns did stop, but Canadian artillery continued to blast away in Russia, supporting an early example of attempted regime change.

Election 2019 – Canada’s Free Speech Distraction

Election 2019 – Canada’s Free Speech Distraction

As published in the Victoria Standard: October 23, 2019

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) has accused the Trudeau government of limiting free speech. The CCF, self-described as a “non-partisan charity”, has legally challenged certain 2017 changes to Section 91 of the federal Election Act.

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