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LSUC Confers Capricious Dictatorial Powers upon Itself

The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) recently advised all members of the bar of Ontario that they must prepare and sign a "Statement of Principles" that would pledge support for equality, diversity and inclusion. This was the result of the findings of a working group created in 2012 within the law society to investigate racism among Ontario lawyers, which after four years of research determined that there was "systemic racism" in the legal ...

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The Decline of American Political Discourse

American political discourse is becoming more fruitless all the time. The terrible tragedy in Las Vegas has led to amplified calls for gun control, although no version of gun control that anyone is advocating would have prevented that tragedy. The perpetrator had no criminal record or worrisome psychiatric history and would have passed any proposed test to show the responsibility necessary to buy a sophisticated gun, and the principal demand ...

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Latest From Barbara Amiel

Why the CBC needs new blood

Off the cliff went Evan Solomon, the most recent putative successor to CBC's über-news personality Peter Mansbridge. Before him it was Amanda Lang, whose rumoured future as the next Mansbridge was detonated by the stir over her relationship with the Royal Bank of Canada. Being thought of as possible heir to Mansbridge should come with danger pay. And if success is measured in terms of successfully getting rid of your successors, the outcome was an (unwished for) success for Peter.

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On spring miracles and monarch butterflies

"Do you remember," I asked the butterfly, "how you felt when you came out of your chrysalis and discovered you could fly?" The butterfly quivered. This was last October when I was chatting to lingering monarchs in our garden. "Did you have any memory, as your wings dried and you began to soar toward the sun, of what it was like to be a caterpillar, all wriggly and earthbound?"

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Interview with Boris Johnson

Conrad Black's conversations with Boris Johnson, then Mayor of London, on a number of subjects including dissatisfaction with the EU, several years before Brexit.

Interview with Bob Rae

Conrad Black talks with Bob Rae, former NDP Premier of Ontario and former interim leader of the federal Liberal Party, about politics, problems facing Aboriginal communities across Canada, the "niqab issue," religious fanaticism, and many other topics.

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