Tag Archives: Public Policy

Caffeine, Anyone?

Another curious failure of our military-industrial complex under pandemic conditions. Continue reading

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Redux: Wildfire

Cartoonists on the public payroll? I thought they were clowns. Continue reading

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National Treasure #165: Elizabeth English

Find out why this American architect is a Canadian National Treasure. Continue reading

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Just Asking

Our distress around sex-selection abortion indicates that the slogans don’t capture all that we think or feel on this public policy issue.  That realization leads to some difficult questions.   The week before last, a CBC producer, reporter and stealth … Continue reading

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By the Numbers

Looking at Canada’s recent immigration numbers churns up practical questions about how things are going. We can’t be afraid to ask.   Growing up in Calgary in the 1960s, I knew what everyone knew: Edmonton was more cosmopolitan.  Calgary had … Continue reading

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And Justice for All

Wondering what “justice” means in our judicial system, in the context of “justice for the victim’s family.”   Angela B. Corey, State Attorney in Florida and special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin shooting case, wants justice for Trayvon and his … Continue reading

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A Great Idea

Sharing information and viewpoints on complex public policy issues will almost certainly reduce disagreements; and just as certainly not eliminate them.   Being in the desert isn’t all about hiking and birdwatching.  Some of it is about being in a … Continue reading

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Physics & the Presumption of Innocence

The case was notorious, although it never came to trial. Not that it mattered—the facts alleged by the Crown were so inflammatory and so widely believed that it would have been impossible to find a fair jury. Even so, the … Continue reading

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The Worst Approach to Politics

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government … Continue reading

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