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  • National Post The problems with Bill C-6 and the gender affirmation model Friday November 27th, 2020
    In my last column, I slammed Bill C-6, which passed second reading with a majority of the House of Commons and is now under review by the justice committee. I’d hoped one column would be enough to encapsulate my contempt for the political insouciance that produced this fiasco, but it wasn’t. This bill seeks to criminalize “conversion therapy,” a term previously applied ...
  • The Post Millennial 'Zionism: An Indigenous Struggle' exposes the Palestinian appropriation of the suffering of North American native peoples Wednesday November 25th, 2020
    On March 16, 2003, at the height of the Second Palestinian Intifada, Rachel Corrie, an anti-Israel activist filled to the brim with righteous fury on behalf of the Palestinians living under Israeli control, travelled with a group of comrades-in-arms to Gaza and foolishly positioned herself inside an active combat zone to bruit her political message. She died when an Israeli Defence Force armour...
  • National Post The case for deep-sixing Bill C-6 Friday November 20th, 2020
    Late last month, 306 members of Parliament gave approval in principle to “conversion therapy” Bill C-6, with only seven Conservative party votes opposed (leader Erin O’Toole supported it, but permitted his MPs a free vote). The House of Commons justice committee is reviewing public responses to it. C-6 defines “conversion therapy” as any “practice, treatment...
  • The Post Millennial Medical student expelled for refusing to change his personal beliefs Friday November 20th, 2020
    If you represented a marketing firm hired by a political party to shine a positive light on your client's immigration-friendly policy, you'd be smart to personalize the message with an inspiring story of an immigrant who had benefited from the policy, and was in turn, as a model citizen, emerging as a productive, valuable asset to Canadian society. You couldn't do better than a young man by th...
  • National Post Those Calling for Abolition of Electoral College Want Neither a Republic Nor a Democracy Monday November 16th, 2020
     Commentary In the 2016 U.S. election Hillary Clinton won the popular vote handily, but—against all poll and virtually all pundit predictions—she lost the election because Donald Trump amassed a winning number of Electoral College votes. The outcome so stunned and outraged Clinton’s followers that an instant “resistance” sprang up to protest what they perceived as an illegitimate victor...
  • National Post I know a misogynistic sports policy when I see it Friday November 6th, 2020
    Fair, safe and inclusive sport requires stratification. Combat sports delineate by weight class. Youth sports stratify by chronological age. And, traditionally, all sports, including the Paralympics, have prioritized categorization by sex, given men’s inherent athletic advantages of size, strength, speed, endurance and reaction time. The purpose of age, weight and sex categories is to mi...
  • National Post Transgender sports policies have thrown fair play out the window Friday October 23rd, 2020
    Reverence for sport’s first principle — fair play — unites people across the globe. Hell hath no fury like sport enthusiasts witnessing systemic cheating. Speaking of which: That burning smell? It’s the rubber of gender theory hitting the road of biological reality, as the consequences of broadening gender “inclusion” policies in sport achieve visible effect ...
  • National Post How the ‘Peace Industry’ Got It Wrong on the Middle East Monday October 19th, 2020
    Commentary In 2017, when U.S. President Donald Trump fulfilled a long-standing promise to recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel and move the American embassy to Jerusalem, the news was received with horror on the left. Politicians and pundits warned that the Arab “street” would rise in violent protest. As it happened, most Palestinians didn’t care where the American emba...
  • The Post Millennial Woman fired by restaurant after posting support for JK Rowling on Facebook Tuesday October 13th, 2020
    Because I write frequently about cancel culture and free speech issues, hardly a week goes by that I don't receive a request to tell the story of someone who has suffered consequences for holding and expressing "incorrect" opinions. Almost every story evokes my sympathy for the victim, and most of them contain discouraging evidence of the progressive shrinkage of the free-speech window in our c...
  • The Post Millennial How a Biden win could get America the conservative president it needs Monday October 5th, 2020
    Every US presidential election has its "October surprise." This time it was the announcement that President Trump and the First Lady had tested positive for the coronavirus. That puts the president hors concours in anything but a virtual way for at least 14 days. Considering that Biden is ahead in the polls, and that Trump's political strength lies in his galvanizing rallies, this is a major se...
  • The Post Millennial The war on critical race theory indoctrination is worth winning Friday October 2nd, 2020
    One of the more repulsive domestic aspects of the First World War in England was the "White Feather Campaign.” Though physically near-weightless, in its symbolism—male cowardice—the white feather was heavier than Tungsten. Women motivated by a hysterical form of patriotism would hand them to any able-bodied man they saw on the streets as a goad to enlisting (or re-enlisting). ...
  • The Post Millennial Black moms and dads deserve to know the truth—kids do better with two parents Saturday September 26th, 2020
    In late July, Congress's Joint Economic Committee (JEC) issued an important report, "The Demise of the Happy Two-Parent Home." Although its findings are illuminating, many of them are a poor fit with certain passionately held beliefs in progressive circles. Therefore, it failed, with conservative exceptions like the Wall Street Journal and The Epoch Times, to attract attention from mainst...
  • The Post Millennial BC father may face jail for not acknowledging child's gender transition Friday September 11th, 2020
    You cannot get married in Canada unless you are 16 years old, and in most provinces that is only with parental consent. The "full age of consent" is held to be 18 or 19, depending on the province, the age at which point neither parents or a court may stop you. Have you ever wondered why that is? Why don't we take a 13-year old's word for it when she says she is madly in love with her boyfriend...
  • The Post Millennial Drug addicts do not benefit from 'harm reduction,' but from rehabilitation and treatment Friday September 11th, 2020
    On Aug 25 the BC government announced there has been a shocking rise in street drug deaths this year, 175 in the last month and, to date in 2020, more than 900 people, a 136 percent increase from July, 2019. Illicit drug-related death number "surpass deaths due to homicides, motor vehicle incidents, suicides and COVID-19 combined," according to chief coroner Lisa Lapointe. The chief culprit is ...
  • National Post Close Finish in US Election Could Mean Greater Civil Unrest Thursday September 10th, 2020
    Commentary My progressive friends and I, normally at odds politically, are united in dread of the fallout from a photo finish in the U.S. presidential election. In 2016, the Democrats and their media allies grudgingly accepted Trump’s official win, but immediately undertook a campaign to unseat him by every means possible. A great swath of Americans believe his presidency is illegitimat...
  • The Post Millennial Betsy Devos restores much-needed due process to American campuses with Title IX reforms Wednesday August 19th, 2020
    Before she was appointed Secretary of Education by Donald Trump in 2017, I had never heard of Betsy DeVos. My Trump-loathing friends immediately dismissed her as unworthy of the role: a socially conservative billionaire’s wife with no professional experience in the educational system, and the poster girl for political cronyism. As I soon realized, that was an unfair judgment. The h...
  • National Post Orwell’s ‘Crimestop’ Alive and Well in 2020 Friday August 14th, 2020
    Commentary True story. My eight-year-old granddaughter and her mother were working on a jigsaw puzzle, an image of a cat’s face surrounded by black background. We adults were complaining about the difficulty of joining up so many all-black pieces. My granddaughter said, without a shred of irony, “This feels like racism to me.” Well, her remark felt like “Crimestop” to me. In George Orwe...
  • The Post Millennial Conservative newspapers must not succumb to cancel culture Thursday August 13th, 2020
    "Newspapers have turned into colleges. Boardrooms have turned into colleges. Graceless corporate pseudo-macho American sports have turned into colleges."The quote comes from Mark Steyn’s July 27 obituary of Mike Adams, the 55-year old  University of North Carolina, Wilmington, professor who, long shunned by his colleagues and vilified by students for his spirited political heterodoxy...
  • The Post Millennial Why I'm leaving the National Post Thursday August 13th, 2020
    It’s been two decades since my first byline appeared in the National Post. For a woman who already was well into middle age when her career began, the experience has been a thrill and a privilege. Perhaps more importantly, it’s been lively, energizing and fun. The National Post was conceived in 1998 as a safe haven from the stale pieties that dominated (and still dominate) the...
  • The Post Millennial REVIEW: The End of Gender by Debra Soh Friday July 24th, 2020
    Most authors dedicate their books to loved ones or inspirational teachers. Debra Soh, sexologist and neuroscientist, dedicates her new book, The End of Gender: Debunking the myths about sex and identity in our society to “everyone who blocked me on Twitter.” It’s a fitting tribute, since aggressive opposition to Soh’s spirited defence of science against the prevailing t...
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