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Surviving a Destructive Elite

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by John Thompson. ‘For civilization is not something inborn or imperishable; it must be acquired anew by every generation, and any serious interruption in its financing or its transmission may bring it to an end.’ Survinging the Elite Will Durant

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Time For Tories To Drop Incrementalism

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Gerry Nicholls National Post Tuesday, October 21, 2008 With Stephane Dion shuffling off the political stage, the Conservative government must now come to grips with a new enemy. And I am not talking about Bob Rae or Margaret Atwood or a hostile left-wing media. The new enemy for the Conservatives is time; simply put they […]

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Conrad Black On Harper

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Conrad Black: Harper’s future is an opportunity waiting to be grasped Posted: October 18, 2008, 9:33 AM by Kelly McParland in National Post Stephen Harper has been rather unfairly panned for calling a mid-term election to try to get a parliamentary majority and falling short. But the government gained 17 MPs, extended its lead over […]

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Tories Lose

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The following lists the factors that denied the Harper Tories a majority despite facing the weakest lineup of opposition leaders in recent memory. 1. They played Liberal identity politics with a vengeance. Tribal/religious/territorial payoffs, apologies, pandering, appeasement to Chinese, Punjabis, Aboriginals, Sikhs, Quebecois, etc. What about Canada? The vast majority of Canadians are united in […]

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Fixed Terms

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Did you ever see a law sneak so speedily through Parliament as Bill C-16 – the law fixing election dates at four year intervals from October 2009 onward? This in spite of the Conservative Party of Canada’s written Policy #10 – “Electoral Reform”, which avows, “A national referendum will be held prior to implementing any […]

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Electoral Reform

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The socialist hordes are already beating the drums and parading in favour of Proportional Representation in Ontario. After every Canadian election there are more or less strident howls for electoral reform because some candidates have been elected without the support of the majority of voters in their ridings. The howlers are right one of the […]

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The Role of Government in Socialism

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From: Charles Conn To: M.E. Date: Friday, March 14, 2003 1:25 PM Subject: Re: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN SOCIALISM on 3/13/03 1:15 PM, M.E. wrote: I need this information for my school paper Please help ASAP thank you Dear M.E., My ideas on governance are expressed in detail in my book “Personalism […]

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Something Could Be Done Now

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The final say on jurisdictions, structures and roles would rest with the Canadian people responding to a new constitution recommended by a Citizens’ Assembly. An Assembly would have to be authorized by parliamentary legislation. Obviously then, enough members who favour renovating Canada’s governance would have to be elected to parliament to pass the necessary enabling […]

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