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  • The Post Millennial Journalism professor violates hate speech rules in comparing Israeli Defense Force to the Mafia Sunday October 3rd, 2021
    Sheridan College, located in Oakeville, Ontario, has a free-speech policy that does not allow for hate speech. That's nice. It also requires that critical remarks be delivered "thoughtfully and respectfully." That's also very nice. But was this policy respected in a recent controversial article written by Sheridan faculty member Andrew Mitrovica, published in Al Jazeera? Mitrovica is a journa...
  • The Post Millennial University removes alumni photos from 1907 in promise to show 'a more diverse and inclusive vision of engineering' Tuesday September 21st, 2021
    On Sept 10, an email from the office of Dr. John Newhook, Dean of the faculty of engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax, was sent to the members of Dalhousie's fourth year engineering class. It was meant to be a kind of housekeeping update on improvements to campus facilities during the past 18 months of COVID lockdown. Most of it was pretty basic, but tucked between the new "all...
  • The Post Millennial Ideologues want males in women's space but real people believe in fairness Tuesday September 7th, 2021
    In this federal election, Lyse-Pascale Inamuco is the NDP candidate in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier. Her campaign motto is "Fighting for you." That seems pretty benign on its face. But the devil is always in the details. The "you" in "fighting for you" is not all it seems. As it turns out, if you are a woman demanding your Charter sex-based rights in areas which traditionally have been protect...
  • The Post Millennial It's time for new guidelines on transgender athletes competing in women's sports Sunday August 22nd, 2021
    On Aug 4, the Ottawa-based Macdonald Laurier Institute (MLI) hosted a webinar  titled "A Level Playing Field: Sex, gender and fairness in women's sport." The panel of speakers included: Jon Pike, former chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association, who moderated; Linda Blade, high-performance coach and President of Athletics Alberta; Mianne Bagger, former touring professional gol...
  • The Post Millennial Trans man is Twitter-banned after speaking against gender transition of children Sunday August 8th, 2021
    It was bound to happen sooner or later. It happened a week ago. Scott Newgent, a 48 year old female to male trans man, has been banned for life from Twitter. His crime was to issue explicit warnings about the risks to gender-dysphoric children from puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, as well as the potential horrors that can accompany gender-reassignment surgery, which he underwent five ...
  • The Post Millennial Ben & Jerry's doesn't boycott any nation but Israel over human rights abuses Sunday July 25th, 2021
    At 1,380 calories, 84 g fat (45 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 650 mg sodium and 134 g carbs per pint, Chubby Hubby, one of Ben and Jerry's most popular ice cream flavours, is rated second on Eat This, Not That's list of  "the unhealthiest ice cream pints in the nation." But wait, there's more. In first place, "the most unhealthy ice cream pint of them all," is Ben and Jerry's Peanut B...
  • The Post Millennial Professor could be dragged before Human Rights Commission after raising gender and race debates in class Sunday July 11th, 2021
    Cancel culture is now a trope that needs no explanation for all but the willfully uninformed in western countries. It began on university campuses, but didn't stay there. It is now a gigantic, unstoppable boulder of ice, crushing writers, editors, scientists, artists, actors, fashion influencers, politicians and even knitting enthusiasts in its path.Nevertheless, university campuses remain grou...
  • The Post Millennial What the case of the Masterpiece Cakeshop says about the LGBTQ+ movement and free speech rights Sunday June 27th, 2021
    Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, is a Colorado baker who would have been happy to bask in local recognition for the cakes he created, but instead became internationally famous for being—ahem—"batter"-ed by LGBT activists for the cakes he refused to create. In 2012, Phillips refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple's wedding on the grounds that he ...
  • The Post Millennial A Canadian historian faces cancellation for rejecting comparison between residential-school tragedy and the Holocaust Friday June 18th, 2021
    The discovery of 215 children's bodies in unmarked graves at Kamloops, BC Indian Residential School is yet another troubling milestone in the ongoing documentary history of Canada's singularly inexpungible moral stain. I braced myself for the actual or implied Holocaust comparisons that were sure to flow from it. And they did, of course. Kamloops was, according to clergyman Kevin Annett,...
  • The Post Millennial Left-wing media engages in out of control Israel bashing Sunday June 6th, 2021
    On the question of whether or not Israel has a right to exist as the nation-state of the Jewish people—a question that never arises about any other legally constituted nation with ethnic origins—I say yes, and so, thankfully, do the publications I write for. Is Israel perfect? No, obviously; no country is perfect. Is honest criticism of Israel's policies and actions admissible in ...
  • The Post Millennial Head of Canada's progressive 'Anti-Hate' network warns of 'sick rumours of violence aimed at Jews' after recent antisemitic violence Saturday May 22nd, 2021
    Hamas can't win a military war against Israel, but every time they start one, the virus of antisemitism, for which there is no vaccine, and whose ever-more vicious strains spread farther and faster by the day. In every major city of North America and Europe, last week's anti-Israel rallies turned ugly in a way we in Canada have not seen before, with rock-throwing, Israel flag burning and...
  • The Post Millennial Mobbing of medical resident reveals double standards for social justice Monday May 17th, 2021
    Zachary Kuehner began his medical education in Thunder Bay and moved to St. John's in 2018 to specialize in family medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). There he fell victim to a ruthless mobbing campaign that put him through a bruising "remediation" wringer, and came close to ending his career in medicine. Kuehner's case interested me particularly because of a common th...
  • The Post Millennial The divisive politics of COVID lead to vaccine hesitancy Saturday May 8th, 2021
    For the life of me—and it could be the life of me at stake—I am amazed at how many people are balking at COVID vaccination. I am not talking about anti-vaxxers in general, with whom it is futile to debate. I am talking about the specific vaccines for this specific virus and its variants. Normally I am all for individuals enjoying the greatest liberty possible. But the evidenc...
  • The Post Millennial Findings that 'systemic racism' doesn't exist in the UK met with fury by anti-racist activists Friday April 23rd, 2021
    In the United Kingdom, a significant mobbing is in progress. If the dignified black man the mob has targeted is discredited and toppled, it will be a setback for all who value disinterested research in support of constructive political action. It will also be a setback for blacks in Britain. In July, responding to a wave of Black Lives Matter protests in America that had spread t...
  • The Post Millennial Woody Allen is not the enemy—he is a distraction Sunday April 4th, 2021
    I was happy to read Cathy Young's lucid, thoroughly-researched and persuasive critique of the misleading HBO documentary "Allen vs Farrow." Amongst many other excellent points, Young notes that pedophiles are creatures of pattern. Before former partner Mia Farrow's allegation that Woody sexually abused his adoptive daughter Dylan at the age of seven, Woody had never before been accuse...
  • The Post Millennial Government-sponsored erasure of women's rights advances with the word 'female' being banned on International Women's Day Sunday March 21st, 2021
    According to research on the "cancellation" of conservative thinkers in academia, gender-critical academics are the most beleaguered of all. In his recent Quillette article, "The Threat to Academic Freedom: From Anecdotes to Data," University of London professor Eric Kaufmann writes, "just 28 percent of American and Canadian academics, and barely a third of British academics, would ha...
  • The Post Millennial Switzerland votes to ban the niqab in public Tuesday March 9th, 2021
    Switzerland takes direct democracy very seriously, often putting questions of public policy to the public in the form of a national or regional referendum requiring a 50 percent threshold for passage. Sometimes the results accord with the government's preferred policy, sometimes not. In 2009, Swiss citizens resisted government advice and voted to ban the building of minarets, agreeing wi...
  • The Post Millennial Mask mandates for children have no basis in science Friday March 5th, 2021
    At about this time last year, I was fretting to a friend about the paucity of medical masks available, and the difficulty of getting hold of cloth ones. My friend thought I was over-reacting. The government isn't telling us to wear masks, she said. They're even saying masks are ineffective and counter-productive. I remember my exact words to her: "Government policy accords with the scarcity of ...
  • The Post Millennial Academics and theorists reframe opposition to dangerous pit bulls in racist terms Monday February 22nd, 2021
    I am a seasoned polemicist in the pit bull wars (I'm not a fan of pit bull type dogs, to put it kindly, as you can see in this 2017 piece published in The Walrus online). It's been quite a while since I've engaged on that front, though. So a recent book review published in Aero magazine acted upon me as a bugle to an old cavalry horse. Titled "critical race theory is Coming for the Dogs," I ha...
  • The Post Millennial Jessica Mulroney was exonerated —so why isn't anyone apologizing for her cancellation? Sunday February 14th, 2021
    It's not often an opinion columnist has the opportunity for a "scoop"—that is, the opportunity to break a story to the public that has not been covered by other media outlets. It's a gratifying experience when it happens—and also, to judge by the feedback—an instructive one. In December, my editor at the National Post invited me to write a feature article based on material th...
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