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Facts Don’t Matter

Like many Canadians, I’ve been surprised by the recent turmoil south of the border, where some politicians regard undocumented “alternative facts” as equivalent to the findings of science. The US is undertaking a science-trashing exercise without precedent. President Donald Trump has declared climate change a hoax devised by China and ...

The Rightful Role of Government

  Danielle smith says government should do less How much should the government be involved in our lives? As little as possible. My views on the role of government have been shaped by Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith, John Locke, Ayn Rand and the US Constitution. Hayek, because he explained how spontaneous order is ...

Behind Bars: Maximum Security + The Remand Centre

On a wintry overcast day the entrance to the maximum-security Edmonton Institution, about 20 minutes north- east of the city limits, is a narrow, snow-covered ribbon lined with grey willow thickets. The worst of the worst take this road. One in three is serving a million-dollar sentence for violent crime—a ...