A. Picazo: Freedom Of Religion vs. License To Discriminate

This op-ed appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on April 8, 2015.  There’s a fundamental misunderstanding, or perhaps, a deliberate mischaracterization, of what constitutes religious freedom in a pluralistic society; of the role governments should play in protecting religious liberties, the extent to which citizens are obligated to facilitate the customs of another, and what it means to be unjustly ...

Montreal Simon: Thank Goodness I’m Not a Harper Conservative

Gawd. What a week. I'm working like a dog, all I want to do is sleep, Spring STILL hasn't arrived !!#@!!And of course, because it's still Harperland, the stench of rancid pork hangs heavily in the air.As Great Hoggy Leader sets out to try to buy the votes of some Canadians with OUR money, and turn ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: BCLSB Exclusive: James Lunney’s Principles Of Evolution

CPC MP James Lunney has quit the party so as to more freely pursue and elaborate his own theory of biological change.  He spoke in the HOC yesterday afternoon, but was rudely cut off before he could fully state his beliefs.  However, an opposition “source” found the full text of his presentation in a trash-can ...

Politics and its Discontents: Could It Be A Virus?

Stupidity, it has been said, is contagious, and one has to wonder whether a particularly virulent virus is running through the Conservative tent these days. First there was Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Rick Nicholls suggesting that evolution shouldn’t be taught in schools, as he doesn’t believe in it. Now comes word of similar sentiments on ...

Trashy's World: I’m not the only one…

… who thinks that the CPC talent pool must be pretty thin if Fantino is the best replacement for Oda that Harper can come up with. NDP MP Charlie Angus said Fantino is a poor communicator who struggled to explain the F-35 purchase. “Julian Fantino, really? Right up front, I like Julian a lot,” Angus ...