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You want my blood? I want your money

You want my blood? I want your money

Jan 20 2016

A company called Canadian Plasma Resources is hoping to set up a clinic in Saskatoon with a controversial plan to pay donors for their blood plasma. If the Saskatchewan experience follows that of the rest of Canada, the union representing employees at Canadian Blood Services (which has a government-granted monopoly

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There’s a reason people leave the Atlantic provinces, Mr. McKenna

There’s a reason people leave the Atlantic provinces, Mr. McKenna

Jan 19 2016

Former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna has an idea for revitalizing Atlantic Canada: make new immigrants live there. According to the Canadian Press, Mr. McKenna is suggesting the federal government create a program requiring newcomers to the country to spend three to five years in one or more of the

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CCF Law & Freedom 2016 Justice David Stratas’ keynote presentation

CCF Law & Freedom 2016 Justice David Stratas’ keynote presentation

Jan 14 2016

Watch Video The Hon. Justice David Stratus on “Reflections on the Decline of Legal Doctrine” Filmed on January 8, 2016 at the Canadian Constitution Foundation’s 2016 Law & Freedom Conference.

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There are better ways to reduce gun violence

There are better ways to reduce gun violence

Jan 14 2016

My friend and former colleague — oh heck, let’s get real: my friend and former boss — Jonathan Kay argued recently in these pages that America’s “gun cult” looks to Canadians “like a suicide pact” (‘God, fear & conspiracy theories,’ Jan. 9). “The tip of a privately owned gun,” Kay

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What ails black America? Lack of real policing

What ails black America? Lack of real policing

Jan 06 2016

Over the holidays, I noticed journalist Jill Leovy’s Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America popping up on “best books of the year” lists, so I downloaded it, expecting some gripping but morally simple true-crime reading. Leovy surprised me with something far more precious: a revelation of how high

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The state giveth, the state taketh away

The state giveth, the state taketh away

Dec 21 2015

There’s one simple but important trick to reaping the rewards of free markets: the markets have to actually be free. Yet, judging by the actions of many politicians, this is not as obvious as it might seem. In Ontario, the government says it will legalize marijuana, but suggests the drug

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Sorry, Alberta — let the beer in

Sorry, Alberta — let the beer in

Dec 15 2015

As the constitutional challenge to New Brunswick’s protectionist limits on interprovincial alcohol imports continues, it is becoming clear that, in the effort to protect free trade within Canada, we have to be on guard nationwide. Alberta, long viewed as progressive in its alcohol regulations for at least allowing sales of

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Lawyers and their biases

Lawyers and their biases

Dec 04 2015

Even before the private Christian institution’s attempts to create a law school, Trinity Western University (TWU) was setting legal precedent on religious freedom. Whether or not appeals courts in Nova Scotia and Ontario allow their respective provincial law societies to withhold accreditation of TWU’s law school, they will have to

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The Bureaucrat’s Guide to Healthy Eating

The Bureaucrat’s Guide to Healthy Eating

Nov 17 2015

Toronto’s latest public-health fixation, this time on so-called “food swamps,” serves as a reminder that we are unlikely to realize the goal of creating a healthier population until we respect the autonomy of the individuals about whose health we’re so gallantly fretting. Just as the concept of “food deserts” —

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