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More on MacKay

Here’s a bit of follow-up to the comments of Justice Minister Peter Mackay I wrote about yesterday.  It didn’t take very long for The Toronto Star to find some people who strongly disagree, not only with MacKay’s tone, but also with … Continue reading

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Peter MacKay Justice Minister. Is he racist and sexist?

My first introduction to Peter MacKay was back in 2003 when he became leader of the progressive Conservative party of Canada partly by making promises that he would not attempt a merger with the then Canadian Alliance party. That promise … Continue reading

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Repost – Liars for “Life”

With the debate about reproductive freedom and women’s rights, I thought I’d re-post an article from my archives. In 2012, the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada won an complaint to the Advertising Council of Canada on an advertisement by the PEI … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration needs to step up

Apparently Canadian Immigration doesn’t really want to help protect potential asylum seekers. In fact they seem to be afraid of them. In late June, the University of Toronto is hosting the WorldPride Human Rights Conference and is touted to be: exciting … Continue reading

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Boko Haram in Nigeria

Boko Haram is an extreme Islamist organization in Nigeria that is using terror tactics in an attempt to force the introduction of Sharia Law in at least part of the country.  In their latest attacks, they bombed a bus station in … Continue reading

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Swedish voters elect uneducated politicians too.

We complain about our politicians who ignore science and legislate based upon nonsensical ideas. The Americans, British, and Australians have their share as well. Here’s an example from Sweden, where one Swedish MP launched an official government investigation into the … Continue reading

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Colorado takes a step forward in reproductive rights

The past 50 years or more have seen a constant struggle for reproductive rights for women. It has been a battle that has been constant with some progress made and attempts to remove those rights sometimes winning. Recently, it seems … Continue reading

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All Trials Legislation Passes in EU

There have been many serious criticisms levelled against pharmaceutical companies for hiding negative results and promoting dubious claims of efficacy and safety of the drugs they manufacture. They have been able to get away with this at least partly because … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience Exempted from GST

At a time when the Canadian government is muzzling scientists, closing libraries, and cutting the archives, all in the name of balancing the budget, they are giving breaks to pseudoscience.

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The Bishop of Portsmouth Doesn’t like Secularism

In a non-surprising statement from the Bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, he claims that secularism is not a good basis for a society. “Secularism is too fragile a basis for a free society…the Gospel alone can offer an authentic humanism … Continue reading

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