Media Release - Getting Rid of Canada’s Kangaroo Courts – October 1, 2009
New Frontier Centre report warns U.S. academics of Canada's injurious record on free speech.
How U.S. Protectionism is Killing Canada’s Livestock Producers – September 2, 2009
Canada’s livestock producers are being hurt badly by U.S. country of origin labeling regulations (COOL). Canada must continue to fight these regulations at the WTO.
Health And Safety Fears Are Making Britain A Safe Place For Extremely Stupid People – August 6, 2009
But the all-time triumph of the Royal Society for the Extremely Stupid – the sign that clinched it for them at this year's awards – was a big road sign that went up in Swansea. The English version said that this was a residential area and there was no entry for heavy goods vehicles. But it was the Welsh translation that represented a masterpiece of Extremely Stupid lobbying. This read: "Nid wyf yn y swyddfa ar hyn o bryd. Anfonwch unrhyw waith i'w gyfielthu." It was a few months before someone had the nerve to point out that this gnomic message meant: "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated."
The Subjection of Women: 21st Century-Style – August 3, 2009
The recent alleged “honour killings” in Kingston, Ontario are an unpleasant reminder that the emancipation of women envisioned by John Stuart Mill in the 19th century are not yet a reality for many women around the world.
Throttling the Internet: Wholesale Service Providers and the CRTC – July 22, 2009
Proposals being studied by the CRTC that would allow large ISPs to “throttle” internet traffic are more about controlling competition than preventing internet congestion.
Neo-Nazi Hate, Courtesy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission and Your Tax Dollars – July 16, 2009
It just get wackier at Canada’s human rights commissions. In her summer attempt to defend so-called human rights commissions and tribunals from their detractors, the head of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Too bad the chief commissioner is being disingenuous about what the CHRC has been up to.
Local Councils Become Instrument Of Nanny State – July 13, 2009
Compounding the problem of meddling councillors is the even more insidious practice of local bureaucrats weighing into the debate. Somehow these unelected local officials believe that they have a right to impose their world view on the citizenry.
Gay Activists Plus Conservative Pastor: Thank Government for the Unnatural Pairing – June 29, 2009
The wrongly-named "human rights" bodies need to be scrapped; the real courts should deal with claims of discrimination, and not the fake pretend bodies with their wide-ranging and too-often abused and unchecked powers.
In Defense of GDP – June 25, 2009
While GDP may not be perfect as a measurement, alternatives like the Canadian Index of Wellness are comparatively top-down and blunt.
US State Considers Relaxing Smoking Ban – May 29, 2009
Bars and restaurants say they have lost up to a quarter of their takings since the law came into force in 2007.
The Rights Wheel of Fortune – March 12, 2009
Our human-rights commissions have made it easy to exploit the system. Too many of the cases they accept are frivolous or marginal, and too many of their decisions are, to most of us, absurd.
This Is Ludicrous – September 1, 2008
Commissions across the country, each operating on their own codes but upon similar premise, have fallen into disrepute of late because of cases they've taken on, dealing with freedom of speech. There are growing demands to clip the extraordinary powers of commissions to stray into adjudication of constitutionally protected rights and laws within the Criminal Code.