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An Economics Reality Check

I have been teaching economics since 1967—40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During that interval, economic reality has not changed.... Read More The post An Economics
LILLEY: Trudeau’s Liberals need to denounce those who set killer free

LILLEY: Trudeau’s Liberals need to denounce those who set killer free

You would think it would be a no-brainer, a motion before Parliament condemning the murder of a young woman in Quebec City last month allegedly by a violent offender with a history of attacking women.
GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau’s carbon tax revenue neutral — for now

GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau’s carbon tax revenue neutral — for now

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux reported Tuesday that except for the richest 20% of Canadian households, people living in provinces subject to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax
MULCAIR: Trudeau is afraid to challenge Bill 21

MULCAIR: Trudeau is afraid to challenge Bill 21

On a freezing cold night in Quebec City three years ago, Justin Trudeau spoke eloquently about the mass murder that had taken place in a local mosque the day before. He told Muslims that he would
OPINION: Trudeau sets another record — and not in a good way

OPINION: Trudeau sets another record — and not in a good way

By Tegan Hill and Jake Fuss Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set another record — increasing the federal debt (per person) more than any other prime minister (not facing a world war or recession)
AGAR: Was the halftime show objectification or empowerment?

AGAR: Was the halftime show objectification or empowerment?

Was the Super Bowl halftime show one of female empowerment or another example of the sexual objectification of women? As a man, I am tempted to stay out of it, especially since I think women should do
LILLEY: Trudeau walks away from regulating media

LILLEY: Trudeau walks away from regulating media

It’s one of the fastest reversals of government policy that I’ve ever seen. On Sunday, the Trudeau Liberals were promising to bring in a licensing regime for news outlets and podcasters, by Monday
LILLEY: Teachers and their NDP allies lash out against ad

LILLEY: Teachers and their NDP allies lash out against ad

The message from teachers’ unions and their allies is clear: Don’t question them, don’t push back on their messaging or you will be attacked. It’s something I’ve been putting up with for months now
BONOKOSKI: You’re not Harper’s brand; your leadership road’s uphill

BONOKOSKI: You’re not Harper’s brand; your leadership road’s uphill

Anyone who worked closely with Stephen Harper’s Conservatives during his decade as prime minister remains acutely aware of the truth expressed by one of his early communications directors. Stephen
HANSON: Is Trump’s unorthodoxy becoming orthodox?

HANSON: Is Trump’s unorthodoxy becoming orthodox?

When candidate Donald Trump campaigned on calling China to account for its trade piracy, observers thought he was either crazy or dangerous. Conventional Washington wisdom had assumed that an
ELDER: A bipartisan impeachment? Not a chance

ELDER: A bipartisan impeachment? Not a chance

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists she does not “hate” President Donald Trump. Responding to a reporter’s question after she directed the Democratic House Committee chairmen to draft
MALKIN: Red China’s infection of U.S. classrooms

MALKIN: Red China’s infection of U.S. classrooms

Dangerous menaces are spreading from mainland China to the United States. Surgical masks and Big Pharma vaccines, however, won’t protect this nation from its infiltration. The problem doesn’t lie with
BLIZZARD: Stop making accusations of hypothetical racism

BLIZZARD: Stop making accusations of hypothetical racism

When news that a deadly virus was killing scores of people in China, the reports were qualified, I suspect, to make it sound not quite so scary. The deaths related to this coronavirus were largely in
GUEST COLUMN: Lecce would be wise to remember Kindergarten lessons

GUEST COLUMN: Lecce would be wise to remember Kindergarten lessons

As we watch the current chaos in Ontario’s public education system, the Ford government’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce could save parents and students a lot of grief if he would just remember what
MACINTYRE: Huawei an agent of the People’s Republic of China

MACINTYRE: Huawei an agent of the People’s Republic of China

While two Canadians languish in a Chinese prison, our government considers allowing the Chinese Company Huawei to build out the nation’s 5G telecommunications network. First, let’s not confuse the
GUNTER: Christine Sinclair, a great Canadian athlete and true inspiration

GUNTER: Christine Sinclair, a great Canadian athlete and true inspiration

I got to go to Iceland – twice – because of Christine Sinclair. (And West Virginia, Oregon, Victoria, the Netherlands and Denmark.) Sinclair, the 36-year-old striker from Burnaby, who has been
MALCOLM: That Canadian border crisis? Yup, it’s still happening

MALCOLM: That Canadian border crisis? Yup, it’s still happening

Canada’s crisis of illegal immigration has reached new heights, and yet, you wouldn’t know about it from watching the evening news, listening to the radio or reading most newspapers in Canada. News
GOLDSTEIN: 10 reasons not to panic about the Wuhan coronavirus

GOLDSTEIN: 10 reasons not to panic about the Wuhan coronavirus

While the Wuhan coronavirus is a global health emergency, here are 10 reasons to keep it in perspective. (1) On Friday night, more people died in one shooting at a downtown Airbnb in Toronto — three —
LILLEY: To Trudeau, MasterCard’s CEO is the middle class

LILLEY: To Trudeau, MasterCard’s CEO is the middle class

When Justin Trudeau was first asked about his government’s decision to give MasterCard $50 million in corporate welfare this week, his immediate response was to invoke the middle class. “Over the past
BONOKOSKI: Contraband cigarettes fund terrorism, organized crime

BONOKOSKI: Contraband cigarettes fund terrorism, organized crime

The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, established in 1993 as the research and evaluation component of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy, rarely steps into the contraband tobacco arena. While it’s a key player