Straw man arguments and the path to a more productive election season
We make these straw men (both our parties and their supporters) because making your opponent have evil values turns a voter’s decision to support a party from a rational one to an emotional one
Canada’s unanimity on child subsidies is dangerous to conservatism
This policy, of course, violates both of these principles by taking money away from hard-working people to provide for other people who have no reason for not providing for themselves.
Why constitutional rights should have priority over human rights
By choosing to enforce Yaniv’s human rights, the strong arm of the state is reaching down into the personal lives of these women and forcing them to do a very intimate act against their own personal convictions. Such a scenario is the antithesis of a free society.
Suing for hurt feelings: How to restore confidence in the BC Human Rights Tribunal
Section 37 of the BC Human Rights Code allows the tribunal to make an award of damages to a complainant for “injury to dignity, feelings, and self-respect”. The tribunal is permitted to award any amount for this that it sees fit.
Two arguments that Trudeau did nothing wrong–and why they don’t hold water
There are a couple of arguments one could make asserting that Trudeau still did nothing unethical over these conversations with her. Neither of them holds water after evaluating the evidence.