Tag Archive "chris-stoate"

Electoral Reform

Electoral Reform for Canada’s Parliament

Justin Trudeau famously said that his first election would be the last under the first past the post system we use to elect MPs.  He did not follow through with Electoral Reform stating that the ...

Climate

Climate Guilt is not obligatory

How to stop being paralyzed by fear, guilt and blame and take action on climate change.

Trudeau

The Electorate’s Collective Wisdom and PM Trudeau

In a Parliament of 338 seats, the progressive parties (Liberals, NDP and Green), whose platforms have a great deal in common, have 183 seats and about 55% of the vote.  These numbers do not include ...

Paris accord

Paris accord is not good for Canada

Under the terms of the Paris accord, if Canada buys cars from a country that uses coal-powered electricity in manufacturing instead of Ontario’s  relatively clean energy, this would actually allow Canada to report lower emissions. ...

Public Education

Does the Provincial Budget put Public Education at Risk?

In his remarkable book, Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari proposes that the progress of humanity has been driven by a dynamic tension between freedom and equality.    Socialists value equality and are willing to sacrifice freedoms for ...

greenhouse gases

Will Ontario’s latest budget reduce greenhouse gases?

It is difficult to square Doug Ford’s recent statement that Ontario would lead Canada, even North America, in reducing greenhouse gases (GHG), with the measures announced by his government in the recent budget: let alone ...

Chicken Little I Am… Is the Sky Falling?

The sky is falling. The human made extra blanket on our atmosphere, composed of greenhouse gases, we keep adding to will lead to climate breakdown if we don’t make drastic changes in a big hurry.

Law

Divorce, Liberal Style

Parliament makes laws.  The judicial system enforces them.  To do so, it takes into account previous cases in which the laws have applied, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and any other relevant legislation, and ...

Tax Deductions for Private School Fees

With the impending election and a changing political landscape, I’ve been thinking about my options coming up, and in particular evaluating the Conservatives under Andrew Scheer.

In Favour of a Living Wage in Ontario

In 1980, I was driving back from Montreal on a late April evening, when I picked up a hitchhiker shivering beside the road in a jean-jacket.  He was on his way to Toronto from Newfoundland.  ...

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