Conrad Black: We bought into the vision of a bilingual Canada, but Quebec’s cultural elite betrayed us

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 […]

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Rex Murphy: Justin Trudeau takes a knee to the ‘nation’ of Quebec

Quebec can unilaterally alter the Canadian Constitution, the prime minister says. Especially around Quebec’s Bill 96 and the attempt to unilaterally alter the Canadian Constitution. After the bill’s introduction in the Quebec legislature, Prime Minister Trudeau almost breathlessly announced that it was «perfectly legitimate» for one province to alter the Constitution of the entire nation. […]

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‘Unjustified fears’: When COVID-19 anxiety stops making sense

Polls keep showing that the public believes COVID-19 disease is way deadlier and more pervasive than it really is The COVID-19 variants, it was roundly said, were attacking the bodies of young people with unprecedented ferocity. variant had been «proven to be more dangerous in children and young people.» Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe just this […]

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Conrad Black: The climate of fear that gave way to unjustifiable environmental policies

A carbon tax is just a tax increase falsely masquerading as planetary salvation, our existence as human beings is threatened by climate change. Yet there is a great deal of learned dissent from that conclusion, and even those reports most frequently cited as evidence that the end is nigh if we don’t pull up our […]

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Rex Murphy: We care nothing for free speech - Trudeau plan to regulate the internet is but a symptom

Freedom of speech is not the high holy ideal it once was. Freedom of expression, the wider concept, expression as thought, speech, art, performance and protest, is likewise no longer the clear and unchallengeable central core value of our democracies. They have, alas, often been broken, but until very recent days, whenever they were violated, […]

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Ottawa’s move to regulate video posts on YouTube and social media called ‘assault’ on free speech

Ottawa’s move to regulate video posts on YouTube and social media called ‘assault’ on free speech The Liberal-dominated House of Commons Heritage committee has cleared the way for the federal government to regulate video content on internet social media, such as YouTube, the same way it regulates national broadcasting, under a new amendment made to […]

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Federal court refuses to end quarantine hotel rules, saying health order remains until full hearing in June

In June a full hearing is scheduled by the Federal Court to hear a number of challenges to the government’s health restrictions in response to COVID The Federal Court refused to order an immediate end to the federal government’s quarantine hotel rules, but agreed it is an issue needing close judicial scrutiny because of restrictions […]

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