My readers will know that I am currently leader of the Freedom Party of Ontario. As such, I disagree with almost everything Canada’s Green Party – and its leader, Elizabeth May – have to say about how Canada should be governed. I would never vote for a Green candidate, and I honestly believe that, were the Greens ever to form the government of this country, only bad could come of it.
With that disclaimer out of the way, let me get to my point: it is morally wrong, anti-democratic, and a corruption of Canada’s electoral process, for it to be legal for a “Consortium” of privately-owned networks having a state-granted television oligopoly, to exclude Ms May from the coming leader’s debates. And I say that as the person who, arguably, is Canada’s most absolute and outspoken defender of property rights (go ahead, try to prove me wrong…you’ll lose). Read more
Canadians play a significant role in the history of the spread of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism. Yet, as of March 22, 2011, the list of theatres in which “Atlas Shrugged, Part 1” will be screened includes none in Canada. That has to change and, given that “Atlas Shrugged, Part 1” hits the silver screen on April 15, 2011, it has to change now. Read more
From time to time, one will see reports that purportedly rank the relative freedom of this globe’s countries (see, for example, the annual “Economic Freedom of the World” report published by Canada’s Fraser Institute; c.f. Peter Jaworski’s “Canada is Free, the U.S is Mostly Free“). However, efforts to generate such reports are founded upon the same flawed understanding of freedom that founds the Rahn Curve (i.e., the idea that, by taxing and spending by just the right percentage of Gross Domestic Product, a country can somehow maximize freedom). Read more