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Tim Moen

Leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada

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.
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Did The CBC Just Commit An Act Of Hate Speech?

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 hired a middle-aged white man to stand on a Toronto street to peddle the t-shirts and yell racist slogans. Not only is this episode the epitome of so-called "fake news" -- fabricating a story in order to report it -- it's also deeply ironic. By broadcasting this content in Alberta, the CBC likely violated Alberta's hate speech law.
02/24/2017 01:10 EST
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The Right Needs Principle, Not Unity

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...
02/19/2016 11:20 EST
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Fort McMurray Strikes Back at Hollywood

My team and I will go down to L.A. and make a movie about our campaign to put a stop to the movie industry which is destroying so many lives. We will be armed with pomposity, judgement, condescension and constant looks of horror on our faces. We will also be armed with important environmental technology that I invented, such as a smart car of dog sleds (my lap dog attached to a child sled) and a carbon capture mask for joggers so that they don't have to contribute to global warming with their excess carbon emissions.
09/22/2014 01:55 EDT

Is Canada Really Tarring Itself?

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 t...
04/08/2014 05:59 EDT
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When Neil Young Came To The Oilsands

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 blowing up with media requests to find out what was going on. Reaction from people commenting on social media in the community ranged from concern to rage over how Fort McMcMurray would be portrayed by these people who have a clear environmental agenda.
09/12/2013 09:49 EDT