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Pharmacy Wars

The Ontario Government’s war on drugs is entering a new and more dangerous phase that is bringing increasing violence to the most unexpected of places: the province’s pharmacies. One normally thinks of pharmacies as being places of peace and quietude. However, in April, 2013, a Sault Ste. Marie pharmacy worker was doused with gasoline by […]

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Alleviating Separation Anxiety (Part 2)

…all human interaction, without exception, should be based on voluntary agreement. No one should be forced to associate with anyone else against his will. – Dr. Walter Block, Secession, 2007. In a previous posting, I highlighted the fact that separation for Québec is a “no-brainer”. Not only is it straightforward because a referendum is not required, but […]

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Alleviating Separation Anxiety (Part 1)

Québec politicians have on two occasions offered the citizens of la belle province the opportunity to secede from Canada via referendum:  once in 1980 and the other in 1995.  The events caused both excitement and consternation in the voters.  In spite of the promise of a future free from the clutches of Ottawa, fear won the […]

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Idle Some More?

Anyone who has watched the news coverage of the “Idle No More” protests will be made aware that the First Nations people of Canada are unhappy.  Even though the reports fail to explain the reasons for the protests (and the “Idle No More” website isn’t much more help), their demands to meet with the Prime […]

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Gun Control Does Not Mean Murder Control

In 2010 the RCMP gave its employees who roam about Parliament Hill Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns.  The MP5 can be configured for fully automatic operation.  Such a weapon is off limits to the average citizen, though.  Whereas the political class in Canada has reserved the right to protect itself with all available gun […]

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The State’s Human Road Kill Project

Driving on government owned and operated roads is a dangerous business.  More than 2,000 Canadians are killed every year while simply travelling from point A to point B.  More than 400 people are killed every year in Alberta alone.  Of those, an average of ten people die on Alberta’s Highway 63, the sole two-lane highway […]

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