Thank you for your letter of March 8, 2023, advising of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA)’s intent to initiate a review of national security activities conducted by the Review and Analysis Division (RAD) of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
A Catholic College Guts Its Curriculum
Some years ago, only tangentially related to the reading we were doing in our seminar class, the students and I got into a conversation about jobs we found especially unappealing. I began with “guy who sprays de-icing chemicals on planes in the middle of winter from a cherry picker,” and the students quickly followed suit. Continue Reading…
Tennessee Common Carriage Legislation Is Doomed to Fail
Yesterday, TechFreedom submitted written testimony in advance of two hearings in the Tennessee General Assembly for House Bill 682 and Senate Bill 111. These bills attempt to do precisely what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that Florida cannot do: violate social media platforms’ First Amendment
You Can Choose Your Gender, But Not Your Race
I confess this does not make sense to me, perhaps just showing how out of touch I am with twenty-first-century social norms. Here’s a story about Raquel Evita Saraswati, who identified as a Muslim “woman of color” claiming Arab, Latina, and South Asian ancestry. Saraswati had a 20-year history of supporting Muslim women and girls, and was named Philadelphia NOW’s woman of the year in 2019. Now she’s been outed. It turns out that her birth name was Rachel Seidel and that, whatever her current religious beliefs, she’s actually white—“as white as the driven snow,” according to her mother who
Brady, LeBron and the economics of G.O.A.T.
The NFL has changed the rules over time, to better protect quarterbacks and promote a more offensively-oriented game.Read more about Brady, LeBron and the economics of G.O.A.T. Tags: economicseconomic performancerules and regulations
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ARMS CONTROL VERIFICATION CHALLENGES
On the 20th anniversary of America’s illegal invasion of Iraq in March 2003 on the false pretext that Hussein was still harbouring weapons of mass destruction, Hans Blix recalls in a short video a very key point: multilateral verification can — and did — work spectacularly well:
Premier Ford—one of the biggest spenders in Ontario history
Under the Ford government, inflation-adjusted per-person spending has increased by 2.4 per cent annually.Read more about Premier Ford—one of the biggest spenders in Ontario historyTags: ontario government spendingontario government debtontario debtontario budget
Home Energy Justice Forum
Rising energy costs, poor energy efficiency in homes, and a changing climate are having profound impacts on British Columbians’ health and safety. These issues are hitting lower-income households the hardest. Pembina Institute buildings director Betsy Agar will be part of the featured panel examining energy insecurity in B.C. at the
Retrofit Canada Conference
With a number of important nationwide policy and regulation updates for existing buildings on the horizon, the 3rd annual Retrofit Canada Conference will bring together the key stakeholders – non-profits, private firms, civil society, municipalities, provinces and territories, and Indigenous organizations and groups – from the country’s retrofit sector to
Fear and the Feeble Foundations of Ideology
I recently read the monumental essay “The Power of the Powerless” (1978) by Soviet dissident Václav Havel and immediately began to draw parallels between how he describes socialist oppression and what I understand of diabolical oppression. Continue Reading…
Nuke Bizzle, Unemployment Fraud, and AB-5: Julie Su’s Concerning Record
Julie Su’s irresponsible record on unemployment fraud did not prevent her from confirmation as Deputy Labor Secretary by a vote of 50-47. With Biden now tapping Su for the top post, another matter should come into play.
As head of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), Su supported Assembly Bill 5, a veritable declaration against the independence of California workers. The measure primarily targeted independent truckers and rideshare drivers, but there was more to it. AB-5 also limited freelance writers, photographers, and videographers to 35 submissions per publication per year. Independent musicians also took a hit.
For example, Trumpeter Joe Mazzaferro protested that AB-5 had already
Creating Christ: Challenging Christian Origins
As Creating Christ will have it, Christianity as we know it was more or less invented, or at least redirected, by two members of the Flavian dynasty, Emperor Vespasian and his son (and eventual emperor) Titus, as a way of enforcing docility on zealous Jewish sects who wanted pagan Rome out of Jerusalem and out of their lives. Continue Reading…