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  • National Post What we don't know about unmarked graves at residential schools Monday January 17th, 2022
    Over the past month, three noteworthy events have presented as provocative grist to the groaning mill of Indigenous-“settler” relations. First, acclaimed Cree playwright/novelist Tomson Highway’s memoir , Permanent Astonishment, was published by Penguin-Random House. Highway’s experiences at a residential school did not embitter him. On the contrary, he credited that ...
  • National Post A year after the Capitol riot, electoral reform is key to American healing Thursday January 6th, 2022
    From the day he was elected, Donald Trump was perceived by U.S. Democrats, incredulous at the crass demagogic buffoon’s victory, as a satanic figure that required exorcism. The first mention of impeachment came 19 minutes after his inauguration. Only days into Trump’s presidency, in Foreign Policy , a former Obama Pentagon legal official wrote a provocative article listing possib...
  • National Post The high priests of woke hijack the hijab debate Sunday January 2nd, 2022
    Quebec’s Bill 21, which proscribes visible religious symbols in many public-sector jobs — popular with Quebec francophones, unpopular with Quebec and Canadian anglophones — was passed in 2019, but it wasn’t until October that a test case emerged in the public school system. In an act of civil disobedience abetted by Bill 21-dissenting school administrators, substitute te...
  • National Post The case for an 'open' category to welcome trans athletes in sports Monday December 20th, 2021
    In 2006, Canadian downhill mountain bike racer Danika Schroeter found out the hard way what happens to female athletes when they protest against unfair policies in sports. Standing on the podium following a race won by transgender biker Michelle Dumaresq — Canadian women’s champion in 2003, 2004 and 2006, amongst other triumphs — Schroeter received her silver medal in silen...
  • National Post Boosters are a good thing. Not confirming the dosage in writing isn't Sunday December 5th, 2021
    Got your booster shot yet? Mine is scheduled for Dec. 20. My first two were Pfizer, but this time it will be Moderna which, unlike Pfizer’s booster, comes in two strengths — full and half doses. (Moderna did a clinical trial with half doses for children under 12, but then concluded that a half dose was also sufficient as a booster for healthy adults, offering likely reduction in pos...
  • National Post The epic lies partisan media and Democrats used to try to take down Trump Wednesday November 24th, 2021
    Donald Trump is an awful human being: narcissistic, abusive, arrogant, vengeful, untruthful, sexist, bombastic and sporadically unhinged, most undeniably so when he lost the 2020 election. But that doesn’t mean he was a Russian asset during the 2016 election campaign, as alleged in the infamous “Steele dossier,” the foundation for a conspiracy theory that has been embraced b...
  • National Post No, not all Black TV is ‘telling stories about white supremacy’ Monday November 22nd, 2021
    The October issue of the Atlantic featured an in-depth overview of “Black TV” in America, from the 1950s to the present, by the magazine’s resident expert on Black culture, Hannah Giorgis. Her richly detailed account implies sweeping inclusion, but a rather glaring omission in it piqued my curiosity. In TV’s early days, Blacks were stereotypes like &ldqu...
  • National Post In B.C., a small band of unelected Indigenous leaders continue to illegally block gas pipeline Monday November 8th, 2021
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent appointment of eco-warrior Steven Guilbeault to the environment portfolio struck me as a boost to the renewed protests in British Columbia’s Wet’suwet’en territory against the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline (CGL). Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content ...
  • National Post Accusations of racist JEDIs, and other ways woke extremists are standing in the way of scientific progress Monday October 25th, 2021
    Humour and woke culture cannot co-exist in harmony. In January 2020, the pitch-perfect satirical site, Babylon Bee, ran a story joking that Democrats had called for the American flag to be flown at half-mast after a Donald Trump-ordered strike killed notoriously bloodthirsty Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. The article went viral amongst credulous, but humourless, progressives who not only believ...
  • National Post Montreal needs to make a run for it — before the doors to the rest of the world close Saturday October 9th, 2021
    Oct. 7 brought an end to consultations on Quebec’s Bill 96, which amends the 1977 Charter of the French Language (Bill 101) and — unilaterally, never before attempted by a province — the Constitution Act of 1867. A few anglophone institutions were invited to the hearings, but their inclusion was pro forma. Bill 96 will pass through use of the notwithstanding clause. Advertisement Stor...
  • National Post MMA chokehold highlights the problem with porn Tuesday September 28th, 2021
    On Sept. 10, at the Combate Global prelims in Miami, female-identifying MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin — formerly Ryan McLaughlin, a member of the United States Army Special Forces — won her debut competition, after six months of training, against competitor Celine Provost, who had been training for a decade. McLaughlin’s “rear-naked choke” of Provost 32 seconds into...
  • National Post Academia’s gender bias — how men are being pushed out of higher education Monday September 13th, 2021
    The feminization of higher education is proceeding apace. According to a report from the National Student Clearinghouse in the United States, 1.5 million fewer students are enrolled in higher education than in 2016, with men accounting for 71 per cent of the decline. Soon, two women will graduate for every man. The report envisions no reversal of this trend. Advertisement Story contin...
  • National Post Trudeau the fake feminist ignores female inmates’ concerns Sunday August 29th, 2021
    Nobody in Canada cares more about women’s interests than Justin Trudeau. Just ask him. Especially when he’s on the campaign trail (“feminist budget,” “she-cession,” “she-covery”). His personal record of, ahem, he-haviour with certain actual women is another story, but never mind all that. It’s election time. The women’s vote is crucial. Unleash the ministerial sheepdogs to herd all those grazi...
  • National Post Historical association’s genocide statement ‘brazenly unscholarly’ Monday August 16th, 2021
    To mark this past Canada Day, the Canadian Historical Association, which represents the interests of 650 professional historians, issued a statement whose purpose was to justify the application of the word “genocide” to the history of Indigenous oppression in this country, with special emphasis on the Indian Residential School system. Advertisement Story continues below This ad...
  • National Post COVID unleashed a pandemic of eating disorders Thursday July 29th, 2021
    The COVID-19 disruption hit adolescents hard, but teenagers don’t always voice their anxieties. Instead, they’ll often channel them into troubling behaviour, such as eating disorders. And we’re beginning to see just how tough the pandemic lockdowns have been for those who have, or are struggling to emerge from, an eating disorder. Advertisement Story continues below This advert...
  • National Post ‘So many people hate you’: Documenting the U.K.’s burgeoning anti-Semitism Saturday July 17th, 2021
    On Sunday July 18, the Church of England service will include a ceremony of “symbolic repentance” to mark the 800-year anniversary of the Synod of Oxford. The 1222 Synod set forth discriminatory laws for Jews, such as identifying badges and higher taxes. The gesture is especially significant in that the Church of England was only established in 1534. The Church is therefore apologizing for all...
  • National Post Mary Simon’s flippancy about French is a danger to Canada Friday July 9th, 2021
    It was always very likely that the new governor general would be Indigenous, so Inuk leader and former ambassador Mary Simon’s appointment came as no surprise. And the news was warmly received: observers familiar with Simon and her past endeavours have expressed delight at the prospect of Rideau Hall’s calm, competent and clubbable new tenant. Advertisement Story continues below ...
  • National Post Putting a bounce in your step Sunday July 4th, 2021
    It’s summer. A lightening of the mood is in order. Today I aim to put a bounce in my older readers’ steps. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content Oldies like to send each other compilations of “morning smiles.” I received a pandemic-themed list yesterday that included: “My goal for 202...
  • National Post The complicated truth about transwomen in women’s prisons Monday June 21st, 2021
    For five decades, thanks to feminism and The Pill, women’s cultural standing and fortunes advanced steadily. At long last respect! Then, gender ideologues decreed that men who identify as women “are” women, with all the attendant rights due to them such an affirmation implies. Astonishingly, without demur, in the name of “inclusion,” our cultural and political elites fell in with this self-e...
  • National Post Transgender weightlifter may expose the unfairness of trans athletes in Tokyo Monday June 7th, 2021
    There are nine trans athletes hoping to compete at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. All of them — whether born male or female — are seeking spots on women’s teams (transgenderism is a non-issue in men’s sport). Only one of the nine is assured a berth: New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, now 43, who made her first lift in international women’s sport in March 2017, and ...
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