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Oh! What a Lovely Climate War

To arms! The narrative of radical environmentalism is changing dramatically, with activists now fixated on a Climate War as their preferred outcome. Mass mobilization, war-time rationing, a command-and-control economy. All are now invoked as essential to dealing with our ‘climate emergency.’ And the inevitable foe in this conflict is capitalism. As economic specialist Matthew Lau points out, however, what the environmental war party overlooks is the central role played by free markets in driving change, resolving conflict and improving the human condition.

Canadian Journalism has an Equality Problem and it’s Not Racism

Canadian Journalism has an “Equality” Problem, and it’s Not Racism

Studies that crumble under the barest scrutiny. Professors less interested in pursuing the truth than pushing an agenda – and whose tortured prose would have flunked any first-year writing class a generation or two back. Journalists who quit their jobs to focus on race-based political activism. But don’t worry, all is good over there. It’s the rest of us who are at fault, for we’re all racists! Josh Dehaas does the grim work of peeling back the veneer of professionalism overlying the cesspool of ideology sloshing around today’s journalism scene in Canada’s largest city.

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March or Die, Canadian-Style

Few Canadians have any connection to our depleted military, fewer still enlist, and the number who consider joining a special branch of a foreign country’s forces that began as a way to soak up society’s dregs must be vanishingly small. Yet that was the path chosen by Joel Struthers, and his five years spent in the French Foreign Legion don’t seem to have done him any lasting harm. Peter Shawn Taylor shows that the historical aura of the kepi-clad brawlers still exerts a romantic tug on certain modern-day hearts in this fond portrayal of one Canadian’s life in the Legion and his remarkable work since getting out intact.

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Speaking of war – the real kind, not the fake “climate war” of fevered Liberal imaginations – ever wonder why countries ranging from China to Saudi Arabia can publicly berate Canada with seeming impunity? Well, who respects a country so unserious about defending itself, especially in a world that often seems just one missile strike away from conflagration? As Ottawa prepares to take possession of some worn-out Australian F-18 fighters that probably wouldn’t sell even on Kijiji, Mathew Preston undertakes a detailed comparison of Aussie and Canuck military capabilities and defence policy.

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Yangon (the former Rangoon, capital of the former Burma) is among the great Asian cities with unanticipated pleasures for the traveller. The buildings of its downtown core (which the Japanese avoided bombing in WWII) are living examples of the building styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For Patrick Keeney, the greatest attraction was the bookstalls of Pansodan Street.

Civic Engagement Meets the Bureaucracy

A B.C. man is under investigation for violations of the Wildlife Act after he took an emaciated bear cub that had appeared at his house to a local wildlife centre. A conservation officer intoned, “We can’t have the general public just picking up orphan bear cubs.” Notably, the homeowner had asked the government for help but had been rebuffed. Ken Boessenkol, Sean Speer, and James Wielgos argue that the growth of government leads to a disastrous degeneration of civil society.

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Speaking of war – the real kind, not the fake “climate war” of fevered Liberal imaginations – ever wonder why countries ranging from China to Saudi Arabia can publicly berate Canada with seeming impunity? Well, who respects a country so unserious about defending itself, especially in a world that often seems just one missile strike away from conflagration? As Ottawa prepares to take possession of some worn-out Australian F-18 fighters that probably wouldn’t sell even on Kijiji, Mathew Preston undertakes a detailed comparison of Aussie and Canuck military capabilities and defence policy.

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Yangon (the former Rangoon, capital of the former Burma) is among the great Asian cities with unanticipated pleasures for the traveller. The buildings of its downtown core (which the Japanese avoided bombing in WWII) are living examples of the building styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For Patrick Keeney, the greatest attraction was the bookstalls of Pansodan Street.

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