Open Letter to Graham Fraser - Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages:

Open Letter to Graham Fraser - Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages:

As published in the Victoria Standard: August, 2014.

Dear Mr. Fraser,

You are a logical choice as Canada’s French language advocate considering clan Fraser’s ancient Norman ancestors. However, our Celtic forbears originally spoke not English or French, but Gaelic; a language that now enjoys strong public and even government support in Nova Scotia, Scotland and Ireland. It pleases me to report that nearly all local road signs in central and western Cape Breton are printed solely in Gaelic and English.

Vote Your Conscience – Don’t Vote Strategically

Vote Your Conscience – Don’t Vote Strategically

As published in the Victoria Standard: June 23, 2014

Canada Justifies and Mythologizes Afghanistan Tragedy

Canada Justifies and Mythologizes Afghanistan Tragedy

As published in Media Co-op: May 28 2014

Now that the regular troops have returned and the celebrations are over, it is time to restate some facts about recent events in Afghanistan because Canada’s elite academics and corporate journalists are busily sanitizing and valorizing Canada’s role in this bloody travesty. One hundred and fifty-six Canadians died in Afghanistan so we need an acceptable mythology to justify the next round of sacrifice.

Harper, Nicholson, Fantino & MacKay: There’s No “Bread” - Let Veterans Eat Cake

Harper, Nicholson, Fantino & MacKay: There’s No “Bread” - Let Veterans Eat Cake

As published in the Media Co-op: May 28, 2014

“Nothing over the centuries has more often been urged than the social rewards of hardship, urged by those who will not have to suffer it.”

Jim Flaherty’s Future

Jim Flaherty’s Future

As published in the Ottawa Citizen, the Ottawa Sun, The Victoria Standard and the Toronto Star: March 22, 2014

As Jim Flaherty retires to “private life”, I wish him a speedy recovery from his lingering illness. Missing from the goodbye accolades is any mention of Flaherty’s greatest failure. Whether sick or healthy; Flaherty lacked the will to take any serious steps to collect the billions in unpaid taxes that sit safely in foreign tax shelters.

Harper's False Choice for Middle East Peace

Harper's False Choice for Middle East Peace

As published in the Ottawa Sun and Toronto Star: February 10, 2014

Inspired perhaps by the fading echoes of George W. Bush; Stephen Harper has presented Canadians with a false choice on Middle East peace: either voice “absolute, non-negotiable belief in Israel” or be declared an anti-Semite. Stephen Harper refuses to be a real friend to the Israelis in the sense that he excuses their more objectionable behaviour for the sake of political support, business deals and misplaced guilt.

Foundations of Self-Defense

Foundations of Self-Defense

As published in the Ottawa Citizen: March 3, 2014

Rounding the final corner, Natalie methodically scanned the gathering darkness. Her heart jumped slightly when a large shadow flitted across the periphery and she slowed her breathing, straightened her posture and moved to the road’s centre; cellphone in hand. Sensing no danger; Natalie relaxed slightly and mentally prepared for the evening’s self-defense class.

Harper Offers False Choice for Middle East Peace

Harper Offers False Choice for Middle East Peace

As published in the Canadian Charger: February 18, 2014

Inspired perhaps by the fading echoes of George W. Bush; Stephen Harper has presented Canadians with a false choice on Middle East peace: either voice “absolute, non-negotiable belief in Israel” or be declared an anti-Semite. Stephen Harper refuses to be a real friend to the Israelis in the sense that he excuses their more objectionable behaviour for the sake of political support, business deals and misplaced guilt.

Simon Kent’s Dead Pool

Simon Kent’s Dead Pool: The Subjectivity of Masssacres - It Leads When "We" Bleed

Ottawa Sun: October 2013

Equal Disclosure of Spending for all Who Receive Tax Benefits

Equal Disclosure of Spending for all Who Receive Tax Benefits

Ottawa Sun: Nov. 2. 2013

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