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Why Dresden's History is Dreadful

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Yaël Ossowski

The immediate casualties of war and conflict are measured not only in blood and treasure, but also in historical truth. And 69 years to the day since...

A Lesson From Hitler About the Iran Deal

Rabbi Ben Hecht | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Rabbi Ben Hecht

Whether we like it or not, we live in the shadow of Neville Chamberlain's Munich deal with Hitler. It must affect our perspective on any agreement of this nature. What we learned from Munich, though, was that deals do not finalize the results. What Hitler absolutely taught us was that what one says and even promises is not necessarily what one means.

Part 2: Paying Less for Prescription Drugs? Bad Idea

Yanick Labrie | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Business
Yanick Labrie

Paying less for drugs sounds like a good idea, right? Well, as with everything else, one needs to look at the whole picture and see what he gets in return. With regards to bulk purchasing, although there might be some savings initially, it is clear that the long-term disadvantages of such a policy outweigh its short-term benefits.

Part 1: Drug Rationing Is the Wrong Prescription

Yanick Labrie | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Yanick Labrie

Marc-André Gagnon, assistant professor at Carleton University. Gagnon, a long-time critic of the pharmaceutical industry, is concerned that overall drug expenditures are higher in Canada than in other developed countries. Gagnon's analysis is flawed in several respects.

Margaret Thatcher Showed Her Compassion By Getting Things Done

Mark Milke | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Despite recent criticism of her policies, the Thatcher succeeded. Her attack on inflation, her reform of spending and taxes, of labour laws, the exiting of government businesses, and the re-creation of a Britain that worked, worked.

How Margaret Thatcher Freed Great Britain

Mark Milke | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain's prime minister between 1979 and 1990, understood perhaps better than any other leader in the modern world, why governments ought not to have day-to-day control over the economic aspects of citizens' lives.

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Whips Up Passionate Patriotism With: Rule Britannia!

Lisa Bui | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Alberta
Lisa Bui

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, with international rising superstar, Callum Smart, enraptured the Jack Singer concert hall with English sophistication, elegance and majestic sound. Callum Smart, the shining crown jewel of this evening's performance, heralds from England and gave an awe-inspiring performance for someone so young!

Cozying Up With Brits Gives Canada an Icy Reputation

Glen Pearson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Canada's recent move week to share embassies with Britain as a cost-cutting measure would only confirm the country's international reputation is in trouble. While the Harper Government might be promoting this as a savings measure, globally it is being perceived that our best diplomatic days are now part of our history books as a nation.

On the Anniversary of the Battle of Quebec: "The Path of Glory Leads But to the Grave"

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada
Franz-Stefan Gady

This week marked the 252nd anniversary of the Battle of Quebec or The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, as it is also known. This conflict marked the virtual end of French rule of Canada.