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The Scott Ross: Republicans Show Government Can Create Jobs

One month after the Sandy Hook shootings, with fears of an assault weapons ban, not only are sales for assault rifles at record highs, but all gun sales are up, ammunition sales are up, and even firearm stocks are up.

The irony of all this is that all these people who are now buying up . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Republicans Show Government Can Create Jobs

Bill 78: four constitutional questions

A caveat: I haven’t taken constitutional politics in over a decade, though I was fortunate enough to have Peter Russell as a professor and had issues with Ted Morton eons before his political career.

Still, Québec’s Bill 78 raises some interesting constitutional questions for the layperson with a passing interest. Here’s my take, and another . . . → Read More: Bill 78: four constitutional questions

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: Medical Journal Kills For-Profit Lab Debate

I was surprised when the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) asked me to write an analysis piece on Canada’s medical laboratories. My book, False Positive, clearly lays out my position that for-profit labs have no place in our health care system, which is at odds with the close, and profitable, relationship between the labs and . . . → Read More: False positive: private profit in Canada’s health care: Medical Journal Kills For-Profit Lab Debate

The Scott Ross: How Abortion Is Making You Dumb

When people don’t talk about an issue because of fear, society becomes ignorant. Abortion is one such topic where ignorance abounds, and not just on one side of the debate either. The polarization of the issue has all but eliminated reasonable discussion, leaving most Canadians less than informed, and facing the sensationalistic extremes on either . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: How Abortion Is Making You Dumb

atypicalalbertan: On Being a Teacher, or Why Merit Pay Stinks.

I’m taking a course on organizational theory right now and the readings have caused me to reflect on an issue that is getting a fair deal of play in education right now – merit pay for teachers. There are many specific arguments that can be made as to why merit pay is a bad idea . . . → Read More: atypicalalbertan: On Being a Teacher, or Why Merit Pay Stinks.