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Is Afghanistan a Model for our anti-ISIL Mission?

In Opinion by Michael Rae

Afghan National Army soldiers at a graduation parade at the Kabul Military Training Centre Canada in Afghanistan: A Role Model for Canada’s Middle East Mission, by Nipa Banerjee, visiting professor at the University of Ottawa Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Senior Advisor at the Rideau Institute, was originally http://www.rideauinstitute.ca/category/blog/

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Mason: Let’s leave this ill-considered military mission altogether

In Analysis, Miscellaneous, Opinion by Michael Rae

On February 8th the Liberal government revealed its new plan for the role Canada will play in the coalition against Islamic State. President of the Rideau Institute, Peggy Mason, was invited by The Citizen to provide an analysis of the new plan. The resulting commentary is reproduced in its entirety http://www.rideauinstitute.ca/category/blog/

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Growth opportunities A Fathers Advice

In Analysis, Miscellaneous, Opinion by Michael Rae

I have read that volcanoes frequently emit Co 2 and other gasses in vast qualities, with number of on land and under sea volcanoes annually being in the hundreds.   I have read somewhere that Mr. St Helen emitted more Co2-carbon gaseous materials, etc. in its eruption than man had added since Christopher Columbus, with three current smaller volcanoes  in Alaska panhandle emitting, more than man has added in number of past decades.   I see great share value growth in longer term in a corporation to seriously address climate change coming up with a method …

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CTV Power Play with May and Mason Elizabeth May and Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason

In Analysis, Miscellaneous, Opinion by Michael Rae

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason discuss the new Liberal plan for countering ISIS with Don Martin of CTV Power Play. Click here for both interviews: Don Martin Power Play with Elizabeth May and Peggy Mason (CTV.ca, 9 Feb 2016).  The Mason interview begins at the… http://www.rideauinstitute.ca/category/blog/

Boys will use girls washrooms: new NDP gender “Guidelines” are mandatory not voluntary New NDP gender “Guidelines” are mandatory not voluntary

In Miscellaneous, Opinion, Rights by Michael Rae

News Release Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Boys will use girls washrooms: new NDP gender “Guidelines” are mandatory not voluntary CALGARY: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has received no response from Alberta Education Minister David Eggen about whether his new “Guidelines” will be voluntary for Alberta schools.  Released on January 13, 2016, the http://www.jccf.ca/

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Science vs. Sanctimony COP21 The epicenter of sanctimonious behavior

In Analysis, Opinion by Michael Rae

by Paul Driessen If one were to pinpoint the epicenter of sanctimonious behavior the past two weeks, he or she look no further than Paris. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, or COP21) has been a magnet for shareholder activists, nuns, clergy and other religious intent on furthering agendas ostensibly geared toward mitigating manmade global warming, but in reality promote hardship and energy poverty across the economic spectrum. Mind you, this writer grew up under the tutelage of nuns, and found many of them to be knowledgeable in their respective subject matter …