Tim Moen
Tim Moen is a resident of Alberta. He wears many hats: filmmaker, father, husband, leader of a federal party, and firefighter/paramedic. He writes from a philosophical perspective and you can find more of his content at westernstandard.ca.

Entries by Tim Moen

Trudeau's Handling Of The Cannabis Industry Risks Public Safety

(27) Comments | Posted April 4, 2017 | 12:27 PM

As a firefighter/paramedic I have been on the front lines of public safety for over two decades. A couple of years ago I testified as an expert witness (fire officer) in the Allard vs. Canada case where a number of licensed cannabis growers brought a constitutional challenge against...

Read Post

Did The CBC Just Commit An Act Of Hate Speech?

(41) Comments | Posted February 24, 2017 | 12:10 AM

What would happen if the CBC--Canada's public broadcaster, the purported bastion of tolerance--violated Alberta's Human Rights Act ("AHRA")? We may soon find out.

On January 20, 2017, producers for the CBC program Marketplace printed t-shirts containing racist logos and mottos, including "white power" and "white pride world wide [sic]," and...

Read Post

The Right Needs Principle, Not Unity

(18) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 10:20 AM

There's a lot of talk recently in Alberta about uniting the right, but is there even a right anymore?

There was a time when conservatism was synonymous with small accountable government, protection of property rights, frugal government spending, a society organized around Burke's little platoons (family, business,...

Read Post

Fort McMurray Strikes Back at Hollywood

(207) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 1:52 PM

When I worked with Neil Young last year I learned a valuable lesson: Hypocritical hyperbole is the way forward to a better tomorrow. With this in mind, my team of Fort McMurray filmmakers and I will descend upon the good citizens of Los Angeles with all the judgement, condescension and...

Read Post

Is Canada Really Tarring Itself?

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 5:59 PM

In case you missed it the New York Times recently ran an op-ed by Jacques Leslie entitled "Is Canada Tarring Itself?" As a "tar sands" (I grew up using that term and it holds no negative connotation to me) resident I find these hit pieces are fairly predictable;...

Read Post

When Neil Young and Daryl Hannah Came to Town

(7) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 9:22 AM

A couple weeks ago I wanted to let my family and friends know what was going on in my life and I tweeted that I was going to be filming with Neil Young and Daryl Hannah in Fort McMurray. I was not prepared for the reaction. My phone was immediately...

Read Post