Preston Manning: Who should speak for science in the public arena?

One of the most important questions raised by governmental responses to the COVID crisis is «Who should speak for science in the public arena?» Every government in the world claims that its response to this health crisis is «science-based.» Scientific papers and authorities are liberally quoted in describing the nature of the virus, the best […]

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Opinion: Don’t ban plastics. They help green the Earth

Plastics aren’t perfect, but if handled properly they are better and greener than substitute products made of plants and animals According to many environmentalists, coal, petroleum and natural gas, together with the fuels, lubricants and myriad other products these fossil fuels make possible, help drive widespread environmental problems. As journalist and activist Murray Dobbin put […]

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Terence Corcoran: Liberal budget marks a major shift toward centralized state planning

We should call it what it is: Reverse Perestroika Welcome to the new Canada, where on Monday the Liberal government launched a grand experiment in retrograde economic policy. Canada is now moving in the other direction. The 724-page Liberal budget, a document worthy of the great Gosplans that dominated Soviet economic life, lays out a massive increase in government spending […]

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Gerald Butts still denies responsibility for a bigger scandal: Ontario’s ‘green energy’ catastrophe

Opinion: Butts was once keen to take credit for ‘all of the province’s significant environmental initiatives’ — back before those initiatives became politically toxic In Gerald Butts’ much-discussed resignation letter last week, the former principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took responsibility — sort of — for the ever-growing crisis enveloping the federal Liberal government. While denying he or his […]

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Why Trudeau has to back off if the Canada Infrastructure Bank is to succeed

Kevin Carmichael: Star-crossed bank will only succeed if investors are confident it operates free of political interference Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the daily face of his government’s response to the COVID crisis, wasn’t going to missa $10-billion announcement. So there he was on Oct. 1, big-footing his infrastructure minister, Catherine McKenna, to leadthe press conference […]

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