With so much of our personal lives being recorded, judged and put on display, we’ve lost the very thing that defines civilization: privacy. With real life implications to virtual actions, via punitive regimes such as the Chinese Social Credit System, the Common Identity Repository, and Silicon Valley itself, how can we protect ourselves from being de-personed?
Join Danielle and Robert as they discuss the implications of Big Brother in both its political and corporate forms.
Canada has had no abortion laws for some 31 years now. When U.S. vice president Mike Pence visited Canada last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a point of raising the abortion issue with him by expressing his concern over women’s access to abortion in certain U.S. states. Many observers thought this inappropriate, given that the purpose of Pence’s visit was to promote the new trade deal between the two countries.
With recent changes to abortion laws in some American jurisdictions, a debate long thought settled is clearly not so. What has become clear after years of abortion’s availability is that it has not cured the social ills it was expected to solve.
A relatively unique characteristic of the abortion debate is that, while the issue has its extremely polarized opponents (who favor a total prohibition of abortion) and proponents (who want free abortions on demand), most people do not find themselves in either of these two camps. For most people, the availability of abortion is acceptable under certain conditions and not acceptable under other conditions.
Where one draws the line on abortion can be an extremely complicated consideration, taking into account many factors beyond the procedure itself.Continue reading »
Is veganism a creed subject to protection under the Human Rights Commission of Ontario? We may soon find out as a firefighter has filed a complaint against his employer on the grounds that his diet was not sufficiently accommodated whilst fighting a massive forest fire in B.C.. He self-identifies as an “ethical vegan” which he claims is a creed and therefore must be catered to by his employer.
What exactly is a creed and what obligations do employers have to accommodate the personal preferences of their employees?
Join Danielle and Robert as they discuss so-called “human rights” versus personal choices.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement that he would introduce a ‘Digital Charter’ to protect Canadians from on line ‘disinformation’ was a chilling indictment of his government’s ideology and political objectives.
Unable to control the public narrative in his favor as he heads into a federal election, Trudeau has sought to undermine the very foundation of liberal democracy by threatening to impose “meaningful financial consequences” on social media platforms that do not censor, ‘deplatform,’ or otherwise “counter disinformation” on their sites.
To call this unconscionable would be an understatement. But given the identity politics that has defined Trudeau’s government as one obsessed with categorizing the nation’s citizens on the basis of race, color, sex, language, heritage, gender, and religion, his agenda deserves to be called that and more. After all, maintaining falsehoods requires censorship; truth requires an environment of freedom of speech.Continue reading »
With the introduction of Canada’s “Digital Charter” it is as if Justin Trudeau has taken a page out of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four— committing yet another assault on our freedoms.
Placing partisan unionists on the panel to select which Liberal-friendly media outlet should receive his bribe money to keep conservative voices from being expressed is taking a page from Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals.
In all his actions Justin Trudeau is making himself out to be a tyrant in the style of the Chinese communists which he so admires.
Salim Mansur, Professor Emeritus at Western University makes a plea to stop this full-frontal onslaught of our freedoms before it is too late and we lose that one freedom which makes all our other freedoms possible: our freedom of speech.
“Dangerous” – Paul Joseph Watson, Milo, Laura Loomer, and Alex Jones (again) are some of the latest victims of the big tech purge of “far-right” voices. Facebook and its sister site Instagram deleted their accounts in a coordinated hit, ironically on the eve of Press Freedom Day. What were they guilty of? Of being “dangerous.”
Voices that do not adhere to the current orthodoxy are increasingly being silenced. Big tech companies are clinging to the blurred lines between platform and publisher in order to have their cake and eat it too.
Join Danielle and Robert as they discuss the ramifications of the current state of internet censorship.
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Early in his administration, U.S. president Donald Trump proposed that each new regulation created by law should be matched by the elimination of two previously existing regulations. While this represents a positive move in the right direction, it barely addresses the tip of the iceberg with regard to all the unnecessary and counterproductive regulations that need to be eliminated.
No matter how well intentioned a given law may be, the regulations created to administer that law more frequently than not turn into the proverbial ‘devil in the details,’ reaching a point where the consequences of the regulation are often worse than the problem originally thought solved.
Even when regulations reach a point where their consequences are contrary to the intended purpose of the original law on which they were based, there is little recourse available to those harmed by the regulation, since no one can be held effectively accountable. One cannot reason or argue with administrators or bureaucrats when, ironically, they merely cite legislation as their justification for doing almost anything that they interpret as falling within the purview of their authority.
Under the principle of the ‘Rule of Law,’ politicians and citizen representatives can be held accountable for the consequences. Under ‘Rule by Regulation,’ there is little such accountability.Continue reading »