Politics and its Discontents: A Short Primer On The Fraser Institute

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Alberta Politics: Chill the champagne! Market-fundamentalist newspaper owners primed for infusion of taxpayer cash!

PHOTOS: The Canadian newspaper industry celebrates the coming of tax subsidies from the federal government. Actual Canadian newspaper publishers may not appear exactly as illustrated – in this case, by Jean-Francois le Troy in 1735 – but readers will get the general idea. Below: Federal Heritage Minister Melanie Joy (Photo: Province of British Columbia) and ...

Politics and its Discontents: Groaning Beneath The Yoke

Last week, that paragon of rectitude, impartiality and righteousness (irony alert!), The Fraser Institute, performed its annual service to all Canadian by reminding us of the tax yoke under which we all groan: This non-profit, tax-payer subsidized ‘independent’ think tank without a political agenda was keen to share details of our collective burden: The Fraser ...

Politics and its Discontents: Groaning Beneath The Yoke

Last week, that paragon of rectitude, impartiality and righteousness (irony alert!), The Fraser Institute, performed its annual service to all Canadian by reminding us of the tax yoke under which we all groan: This non-profit, tax-payer subsidized ‘independent’ think tank without a political agenda was keen to share details of our collective burden: The Fraser ...

Politics and its Discontents: Stephen Harper and The Canada Revenue Agency: The Unholy Alliance Continues

I have written many times about the unholy partnership between Stephen Harper and the Canada Revenue Agency that takes the form of an auditing witch hunt of those charities that in any way offer criticism of Dear Leader’s policies. The latest news offers further proof that official avowals of impartiality in selecting who will be ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Fraser Institute (A.K.A., The Pinocchio Gambit)

It is to be hoped that no one was near the proboscis of Jason Clemens, Executive Vice President of the right-wing Fraser Institute, when he told this tall tale to Steve Paikin recently on TVO’s The Agenda: For a parsing of Clemons’ concoctions, please click here. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: No Surprises Here: The Fraser Institute Shows Its Biased Incompetence

Of course, right-wing groups like the Fraser Institute never let facts and data get in the way of a rabid ideology: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Warning! Pay No Attention To This Seditious Suggestion

A CRA Audit-Free Zone Okay boys and girls. Please resist the impulse to manipulate the Fraser Institute’s data. Really, don’t do it. I mean it. There will be consequences. 😉 Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Will The Harper Promise Of Tax Breaks Continue To Seduce Canadians?

Recently, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne called upon the Harper regime to commit $12 billion annually in infrastructure funding. This request takes on even greater urgency in light of the challenges we are and will be facing as we reap the consequences of climate change. Fiance Minister Joe Oliver’s response: Wynne’s request is “divorced from fiscal ...