The announcement that, if re-elected, a Harper-led Conservative Government will create an office dedicated to the monitoring and promotion of religious freedom around the world has been applauded by people of faith in Canada – particularly Christians – who have seen, not just the rights, but the very lives of their co-religionists come under increasing threat in recent years. It’s a welcome initiative, but it also begs the question: what about defending religious freedom right here at home?
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
The Conservative government of Stephen Harper is committed to cutting federal spending in an effort to balance the budget, and it has announced that it will be conducting a comprehensive, government-wide program review to determine where those cuts can or should be made. This is a welcome initiative that's long overdue. Unfortunately, this review threatens to ignore one of the greatest sources of waste and inefficiency: duplication between federal and provincial departments and programs.
Thursday, 10 February 2011
The passage by Canada’s House of Common of C-389, a bill to extend special criminal code and human rights protections to people with “gender issues”, i.e. men who think they are really women trapped men’s bodies and vice-versa, demonstrates how incredibly stupid the thinking in Canada on human rights has become. I’m sorry if some people find that offensive, but I just cannot think of a more accurate way to put it.