On February 9, a jury in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, acquitted white farmer Gerald Stanley of the murder of 22-year-old Indigenous man Colten Boushie. According to witnesses, Boushie and three friends had driven onto Stanley’s rural property after a day of drinking. Their SUV got a flat tire, they attempted to steal a truck on...READ MORE
When did honest debate become a four-letter word?
Does the promotion of anti-abortion views violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms? The issue recently arose in the context of the Canada Summer Jobs Program, a federal program which funds businesses and organizations seeking to hire students over the summer break. In past years, some MPs, including Liberal Iqra Khalid and Conservative Rachael Harder,...READ MORE
Forget ideological purity tests — and scrap the Canada Summer Jobs Program
Ah, the summer job. Lifeguarding, camp counseling, ice cream scooping, lawn mowing — none of it funded by the taxpayer. That was before the era of interventionist government, of course, and before the creation of federal summer job programs. Such programs have been around for decades in various incarnations, from the COSEP (Career Oriented...READ MORE