Author: Ken Boessenkool

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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