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The battle over public sector wages in Alberta is just starting

  There’s little doubt the Alberta government and its public sector workers are embarking on a titanic struggle over wages, job security and working conditions. An arbitrator has just handed the two combatants a draw in the first skirmish of the battle. Nurses and teachers had agreed during the balmy NDP years to a wage […]

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Harry, enjoy our poutine but keep your hands out of our wallets

  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are coming to Canada, but this may prove to be one of the costlier moves in Canadian history – for Canadians, that is. I welcome Harry and Meghan deciding to make Canada their home, albeit part-time.  I don’t welcome the possibility that Canadians may be forced to pay for […]

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Is the People’s party a defunct failure, or does it just need a Canadian Nigel Farage?

  “You can make a convincing case that Nigel Farage is the most influential [British] politician of the modern era.  He is responsible for mainstreaming Euroscepticism, bringing about the 2016 referendum and then delivering the vote for Brexit – and it’s all the more impressive because he never reached the House of Commons.” —Professor Matthew […]

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Canada could use more “lifers” in Parliament

  In an interview over the weekend, putative Conservative leadership candidate Erin O’Toole opined that Canada needs fewer “lifers” in politics – justifying that he isn’t one, and by inference is throwing some shade at other “lifers” such as Andrew Scheer and Pierre Poilievre, who went directly into political life at a young age and haven’t […]

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Nobody Cares About Canada

  63 Canadians dead in the fireball that consumed Ukraine International Airlines Flight 572, and thankfully someone thought to ask our PM (and his new beard) whether he’s angry about it or not.  Luckily for this anxious world, he responded in “non-Trump-style-fashion”, although not everyone was happy that the question was asked.  (The beard could not be reached […]

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Politics 101: Conservatives Need an Issue that Cuts

  The British Conservative Party won a resounding majority victory in the United Kingdom’s recent national election and in the process it also provided a good lesson in electoral tactics. So what was this lesson, you ask? Well, simply put it’s this: to win an election, it really helps when a conservative party can find […]

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PS752 is on Donald Trump

  Donald Trump’s decision to launch a drone strike at the Baghdad airport in order to kill a top Iranian official on Iraqi soil was unexpected, even by his own officials. The Pentagon viewed the assassination of Qasem Suleimani, the Iranian Major General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and commander of its Quds Force, […]

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The killing of Iranian terrorist-in-chief Qassem Soleimani did not break international law

  In the National Post I just argued that the dumbest thing people were saying about the drone killing of Iranian terrorist-in-chief Qassem Soleimani was that we should be scared now that the Iranian government was mad.  And predictions of “disastrous” war with millions killed seem overwrought.  But the claim that it was a violation of international […]

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