Some of us are trying to wave the maple leaf flag sensibly, but it is a lonely and rather thankless vocation. The second-largest province, Quebec, with about 24 per cent of the total population, about a fifth of them English- rather than French-speaking, is proposing unilaterally to amend the Canadian Constitution , in order to restrain […]Read more "Conrad Black: Canada’s self-esteem problem"
Almost all Canadians who have given it any thought have serious regrets that the country’s policy towards native people over the whole history of Canada since the arrival of the Europeans as settlers more than 400 years ago has failed. The reason for this is not «systemic racism.» Canada was underpopulated and if New France […]Read more "Conrad Black: Centuries of failed policy does not equal evil intent"
The country’s total housing debt now tops $2 trillion, having recorded its fastest-ever monthly increase in April at a pace of $18 billion. Instead, it’s created a Caligula’s palace of moral hazard, fuelling the housing crisis via a mix of bad policy, bad data and the dangerous notion that taxpayers should underwrite private debts. It […]Read more "Sabrina Maddeaux: The CMHC must be abolished before it craters Canada’s economy"
When the City of Toronto recently cleared a major homeless encampment in Trinity Bellwoods Park, one of the city’s most popular public spaces, activists came together to violently oppose the eviction. Consequently, Trinity Bellwoods has become another case study in how activists use dishonesty to achieve their goals and, in the process, undermine municipal efforts […]Read more "Adam Zivo: Homeless camps cause crime. Why are activists pretending otherwise?"
Homes have become so expensive because there aren’t enough to meet demand. Last week, a Toronto condo developer made headlines with a plan to buy hundreds of homes and then rent them back out to Canadians. So, it makes sense that institutional investors would want a piece of the action. Indeed, the policy problem of […]Read more "Ginny Roth: The true villains of Canada’s housing crisis aren’t investors, they’re municipal politicians"
The Vancouver School Board is cutting all sports programs and all sports competitions because, the school district says, «they do not comply with the equity and inclusion goal of ensuring that all students can participate in every aspect of the curriculum». For the same reason they will also end all coaching services for those students […]Read more "Rex Murphy: Cutting honours programs and keeping smart kids down proves the silliness of ‘inclusivity’"
COVID-19 is now killing fewer Canadians per day than the daily average from pneumonia and the flu With both having received two shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, they’re effectively removed from the ranks of people who contract or transmit COVID-19. Of the 139 million Americans who have become fully vaccinated since December, a mere 3,459 […]Read more "Tristin Hopper: Canada’s COVID-19 lockdowns have lost all touch with reality"
Canada’s entire COVID lockdown policy, combined with our negligent failure to obtain adequate supplies of vaccine, has been a disaster, yet the Trudeau government is still preening itself about it, and the opposition isn’t scoring. It was obvious on the available facts almost a year ago that the COVID-19 survival rate was 99 per cent […]Read more "Conrad Black: On COVID, and much else, Canada has taken leave of its senses"
The median age of patients who experienced the inflammation after a second vaccine dose was 24, according to U. The agency said it is still assessing the risk from the condition and has not yet concluded that there was a causal relationship between the vaccines and cases of myocarditis or pericarditis. While some patients required […]Read more "Heart inflammation in young men higher than expected after Pfizer, Moderna vaccines: CDC"
Those of us who believed in a bicultural Canada and took the trouble to achieve that status personally do not regret it, but nor do we forgive the premeditated dishonesty of Quebec’s cultural leadership. Quebec’s Bill 96, which was featured in this column last week, like its predecessors, Bill 22 and Bill 101 , is opening […]Read more "Conrad Black: We bought into the vision of a bilingual Canada, but Quebec’s cultural elite betrayed us"