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Trudeau has mostly the right idea on Freedom

Justin Trudeau’s Canadian style liberty goes in the right direction, but its success is not a matter of balance With a federal election to be held by October, a potentially damaging Senate scandal trial to begin in April, and the Canadian

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Posted in Canada, Human Rights, Politics, Terrorism

Whether it’s vaccinations or public transportation, skepticism hinders public interest

In his speech to the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the US Oval Office’s annual function honoring its press corps, Seth Meyers essentially remarked how skepticism has gotten so out of hand that when it came to President Barack Obama’s

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Posted in Canada, Health, Metro Vancouver, Politics, Public Transit, Science, Transportation

Everyone should have a Magna Carta (#NaBloPoMo Day 9)

‘We’re just a million little gods causing rainstorms, turning every good thing to rust.’ Arcade Fire’s words from Wake Up perfectly sums up the tone these days in the developed world when it comes to many social issues.  Much of

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Posted in Economics, Politics

Public Interest is a progressive idea, not a weapon against change

Public interest is not a well defined term.  It is a powerful one, though, as it invokes a justification that suggests it overrides one or many individual interests.  The good of the many outweighing the good of the few. Employing

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Economics, Politics, Public Policy

Western democracy facing mounting challenges

A pair of interesting reads says a lot about the state of Western democracy in the world today, especially in the face of challenges from the economic and political ascendancy of China, brash defiance by Russia, Syria and North Korea,

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Posted in BC, Canada, Politics