Stephen Harper Still Exerting Influence

Stephen Harper Still Exerting Influence

As published in the Victoria Standard: August 7 , 2018.

Recent media reports about Stephen Harper’s public activities suggest that he has been quietly active since losing power and quitting as Conservative leader in 2015. In spite of Harper’s low public profile, he has advised senior Republican figures, written a political book, chairs the 80 member International Democratic Union and leverages influence through his consultancy firm.

Canada’s Lingering Reefer Madness

Canada’s Lingering Reefer Madness

As published in the Victoria Standard: July 17, 2018.

As the legalization date approaches marijuana opponents should consider the ugly consequences of nearly a century of prohibition. It’s also worth noting how yesterday’s crime becomes legal commerce, with a few words on official paper. They might even pour a drink and light a cigar, just to get in the mood.

Ford’s Trumpish Tendencies

Ford’s Trumpish Tendencies

As published in the Guardian: Weekly letters - 6 July 2018

According to Ian Lee, a professor at Carleton University, Doug Ford’s political victory in Ontario (15 June) is unrelated to rightwing populist trends in the US and Europe. However, the new Conservative premier’s background and public behaviour is quite Trumpish, including Ford’s record of publicly belittling gay pride activists and the developmentally handicapped.

Kinder Morgan’s Bailout Blunder

Kinder Morgan’s Bailout Blunder

As published in the Victoria Standard: July 3, 2018

The Trans Mountain pipeline intended to ship Alberta bitumen to the Pacific may be yet built using a familiar model: private profit at public risk. Beyond the financial hazard of the Kinder Morgan bailout, I am equally concerned about the project’s potential impact on the environmental, First Nations and Canadian resource sovereignty.

Radio interviews: Canadian Council of Chief Executives

Radio interviews based on 2011 article: Canadian Council of Chief Executives - Northern Oligarchy

June 2018:

Canada's Secret Government: Who is the Power Behind the Throne ...
https://www.spreaker.com/user/acrnetwork/canadas-secret-government-who-i...
21 hours ago - Morgan Duchesney explores the history and background of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and its influence on federal governments ...

Global Research News Hour: Canada's Secret Government: Who Is ...
https://player.fm/.../global-research-news-hour-canadas-secret-governmen......

The Real Bank Crisis: Protecting Profits at Public Expense

The Real Bank Crisis: Protecting Profits at Public Expense

As published in the Victoria Standard: May 9, 2018.

Declaring a so-called consumer debt crisis effectively distracts Canadians from the lingering institutional problems that undermine the entire economy. Effective and permanent solutions will never emerge from the councils of those who benefit from the unfairness of the current system.

Who will commemorate the Nakba in Canada?

BRIAR PATCH – BLOG: Who will commemorate the Nakba in Canada?

by Morgan Duchesney May 14, 2018: Share Twitter / Facebook

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

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