Canadian Federal Election 2019 – My Vote

Warning, Canadian politics ahead. I generally try to avoid politics here but hopefully one or two posts per election isn’t too annoying. I’ve voted Conservative as many times as Liberal and I try not to be partisan. This time I will vote Liberal – perhaps with a bit less enthusiasm than last time. There are […]

Canada Summer Jobs Controversy – Can we add some critical thinking?

It’s sad I have to do this but I feel I need to preface the text below with an outline of my (lack of) political affiliation. I have voted in every provincial and federal election since I was 18. Sometimes my vote has gone to the Progressive Conservatives, or Conservatives and sometimes to the Liberals. […]

Free speech in Canada

In The Inquisition In Canada my friend Bob outlines how Human Rights Commissions (HRCs) are being abused. Last week’s Cross Country Checkup episode titled “Are There Legitimate Limits to Free Expression?” also delves into the role of the HRCs as part of a larger discussion on free speech. You can find a nice introduction to […]

Silencing scientists at Environment Canada

The current Federal government has decided that federally funded scientists at Environment Canada should not be allowed to speak with reporters directly. In the past reporters could freely contact Environment Canada scientists with science questions. Now all questions must now go through an information officer. The leaked reasons for this change are particularly worrisome. I […]