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 […]Read more "Preston Manning: Who should speak for science in the public arena?"
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 […]Read more "Opinion: Don’t ban plastics. They help green the Earth"
This week, Ottawa doubled-down on its policy of treating the population like human guinea pigs by opening the door to mixing vaccines Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may not be able to attend the G7 meeting in Britain in June, because he may not be eligible to receive his second shot until Aug. 28, due to […]Read more "Diane Francis: Trudeau is experimenting on his people — and the world is watching"
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 […]Read more "Terence Corcoran: Liberal budget marks a major shift toward centralized state planning"
When do the costs exceed the benefits? The risks of death may in fact be nowhere near as great as once estimated by scientists When the history of the COVID-19 pandemic is written, what will it say about the vast army of professional economists — in banks, academia, consultancies, think-tanks — along with science experts and members of the […]Read more "Terence Corcoran: Flattening the economy II"
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 […]Read more "Gerald Butts still denies responsibility for a bigger scandal: Ontario’s ‘green energy’ catastrophe"
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 […]Read more "Why Trudeau has to back off if the Canada Infrastructure Bank is to succeed"
The recession, the economic equivalent of a thermonuclear device, affected men and women almost equally Armine Yalnizyan of the Atkinson Foundation has been superspreading the idea that the distinctive feature of the 2020 recession is its disproportionate impact on women. She maintains that, with its devastating hit on service industries, the pandemic has caused greater job […]Read more "Philip Cross: The myth of a ‘she-cession’"