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  • National Post Exploding the myth of cure-all female corporate boards Wednesday September 5th, 2018
    The Liberals are looking at an amendment to diversity-themed Bill C-25 that would force businesses to open their diversity policies to shareholders or explain why they don’t (“comply or explain”). At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “Companies should have a formal policy on gender diversity and make the recruitment of women candidate...
  • National Post Trump, Trudeau and the front lines of the fight against bull Wednesday September 5th, 2018
    American commentator Joseph Epstein once described himself, vocationally speaking, as “standing off on the sidelines, viewing the various public escapades — political, cultural, social — and calling out with some regularity, “Bullshit! Bullshit! Bullshit!” Epstein had his work cut out for him in 2017. Didn’t all opinion journalists? Donald Trump alone provid...
  • National Post WLU’s contemptible conduct proof of intellectual assault underway on campuses Wednesday September 5th, 2018
    The story of Wilfrid Laurier University grad student and teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd — who was recently subjected to a creepy, but instructive, grilling by campus superiors over material she’d used for her entry-level Communication tutorials — went viral on social media last week. A somewhat naive lament was posted by the host of TVO’s The Agenda, Steve Pai...
  • CJNEWS Kay: Love and marriage doesn’t necessarily go together Wednesday September 5th, 2018
    I optimize my daily walks or bike rides with audiobooks, taking special enjoyment in well-narrated classics. For balance, I add the guilty pleasure of lightweight movies. This summer’s annual holiday in Maine produced a mishmash of highbrow and low, with a common theme: marriage. The rom-com film Crazy Rich Asians, featuring a stupendously wealthy Singaporean family, was my guilty pleasure. Aft...
  • The Post Millennial Andrew Scheer, the Media and our Society’s “decadent last phase” Friday August 31st, 2018
    In a scene from the film Casablanca that has retained instant recognition since 1942, bar owner Rick asks police captain Renault: “How can you close me up? On what grounds?” Renault responds: “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”Since then, when one wants to express the fact that one is actually shocked, you use the word once; if you want to express the fact th...
  • National Post If writing off 2019 gets us a real conservative party, so be it Tuesday August 28th, 2018
    Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub: Trudeau and Scheer fight for the oars, while a smiling Bernier rocks the boat.Did Bernier walk away from the CPC or was he pushed? Whatever, a poll immediately following Maxime Bernier’s exit showed striking positive reaction to his declaration of a projected new party, with 13 per cent support nation-wide (15 per cent in Quebec, second to Libs).Seeing...
  • The Post Millennial Justin Trudeau Throws his (Cultural) Grandmother Under the Progressive Bus Sunday August 26th, 2018
    Donate All donations go towards promoting independent journalism and this month's charity.A videotaped exchange at a corn roast near Sabrevois, Quebec on August 16 between Prime Minister Trudeau and heckler Diane Blain, who belongs to a nationalist group advocating against immigration, went viral via Facebook, and has been a hot topic for commentary ever since.Blain made a legitimate point ab...
  • National Post A new report sounds the alarm on Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria Wednesday August 22nd, 2018
    Imagine yourself the parent of an adolescent boy or (more likely) girl without a single previous sign of body dysphoria, who “out of the blue” decides she is transgender. She demands a name change, breast binders and cross-sex hormones.You’re shocked and skeptical, as your child has struggled with one or more problems — autism, depression, social isolation or unproces...
  • The Post Millennial If You Want Your Kids to Get a “Higher Education,” don’t Send Them to Most Universities; Send them to This One Instead Saturday August 18th, 2018
    Donate All donations go towards promoting independent journalism and this month's charity.It’s still warm, and still officially summer, but the new school year looms large in the minds of parents who’ve signed the cheques for the universities of their children’s choice, and are counting down the days before they leave.They wonder if they’ve made the right choice. They’ve read a lot about how ...
  • CJNEWS Kay: The scorpion in the Jewish world’s fire Tuesday August 14th, 2018
    In my reading of the Raj Quartet, Paul Scott’s magisterial series of novels chronicling the last days of empire in India, one incident continues to haunt me, due to its (unintended) Jewish symbolism. At one point in the series, some Indian boys have isolated a scorpion and set fire to a gasoline-soaked perimeter around it. As the heat intensifies, the scorpion’s tail involuntarily arches, to th...
  • National Post Humpty Dumpty deserved to fall Thursday August 2nd, 2018
    The fat, pompous egg sat precariously on the wall talking down to Alice and said, in a voice dripping with malign contempt: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” Alice, a precocious girl who was not easily bullied, replied: “The question is whether you can make words mean so many differen...
  • The Post Millennial The Danforth Shooter was Mentally Ill, but most Gun-Related Crime is Rooted in Culture Saturday July 28th, 2018
    Donate All donations go to this article's author and this month's charity.The shootings on The Danforth in Toronto’s “Greektown” earlier this month, which killed two and injured 13, gave me a special frisson. My son and his family live a few blocks away from the incident. Five days earlier, on a balmy evening, I had taken four of my five granddaughters to Pappas Grill, where we lingered over ...
  • The Post Millennial Mea Culpa: Voltaire didn’t say what I attributed to him- a neo-Nazi did; still, though he was wrong about the Jews, he wasn’t wrong in principle Friday July 27th, 2018
    Donate All donations go to this article's author and this month's charity.A mea culpa is in order to the readers of The Post Millennial for an article I published on July 8th entitled Bill C-16, or The Transgender Identity Bill, is an act of “Velvet Totalitarianism”. I also want to apologize to the viewers for a videotape of a Toronto panel on “Bill C-16 one year later”, that I took part in o...
  • National Post It’s time to bring some order, and safety, back to our classrooms Tuesday July 24th, 2018
    The term “tough love” was not yet in usage when I was in high school, but it was the prevailing attitude in terms of discipline. Chronic disruptors were expelled. Teachers had real authority — and admittedly at times too much. “Getting the strap” is long gone in Ontario schools, as it should be. But so, for students it would have constrained in my day, is fear o...
  • The Post Millennial She gives Brazilians; “She” wants Manzilian: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off Thursday July 19th, 2018
    Donate All donations go to this article's author and this month's charity.I wasn’t able to attend Idea City in person this year, but I did participate in a segment dedicated to freedom of speech via a pre-taped interview on the subject with the brilliant journalist Mark Steyn, who has spent decades beating against the current of identity politics and political correctness with trademark audac...
  • National Post For the first time, Israel is the world’s most Jewish country — this is a game-changer Tuesday July 17th, 2018
    The announcement was not unexpected. On the contrary, for those who follow the subject, it was long anticipated. But the words themselves, spoken by Israel’s Immigration Minister, Sofa Landver, still carried emotional force: “Israeli Jews now constitute the largest Jewish community in the world.”Until now, the U.S., with its many millions of Jews, has been the most Jewish c...
  • CJNEWS Kay: The Yazidis of today are the Jews of yesterday Friday July 13th, 2018
    Khawla is a Yazidi woman from Dugri, Iraq. I interviewed her a few weeks ago, in the company of Mirza Ismail, the chairman of Yezidi Human Rights Organization-International, who acted as our interpreter. Khawla, the eldest of four daughters, was 14 when, in August 2014, her girlhood and happiness ended with an ISIS assault on her community. The Kurdish Peshmerga, which was tasked with protectin...
  • National Post One woman’s journey from social-justice warrior to free-speech champion Tuesday July 10th, 2018
    When my son’s family took up residency in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood, previously unknown to me, I discovered a continually gentrifying urban paradise, rich in cultural diversity. In particular, families with homes bordering beautiful Withrow Park seemed to me to have hit the real estate jackpot.But in 1972, when my new friend Sarina Singh’s father bought a house on W...
  • The Post Millennial Bill C-16, or The Transgender Identity Bill, is an act of “Velvet Totalitarianism” Sunday July 8th, 2018
    The philosopher Voltaire famously observed, “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” In Voltaire’s day, it was dangerous to criticize the Catholic Church and its dogmas. In our era, it is dangerous to criticize the Church of Gender Identity and its dogmas. In fact, in Oct 2017, Canada passed a law to protect this Church and its dogmas from criticism: ...
  • National Post Suggestions for the new Ontario sex-ed curriculum Tuesday July 3rd, 2018
    Doug Ford’s victory was in some measure due to his promise — I believe a heartfelt one — to repeal the sex ed curriculum in Ontario schools. I assume there’s a replacement program in the works. A sex-ed vacuum is not politically tenable, or even what most conservative parents want. What principles will undergird a Doug Ford inspired curriculum? I’d suggest four gu...
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