McKenzie Donovan

Political Columnist/Features Writer

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Sir John A: To be or not to be

Sir John A: To be or not to be

Graphic by Karen Temple The Sir John A. Macdonald statue in Victoria was removed recently to the dismay of most Canadians. It was yet another attempt of virtue signaling by the far left, this time led by the very patronizing mayor of this B.C. city, Lisa Helps. Helps is a pro at this kind of [...]

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The Front Lines of Ontario’s Battle to Protect the Right to Free Speech

The Front Lines of Ontario’s Battle to Protect the Right to Free Speech

The room was full in the basement of the Ottawa Public Library on Metcalfe Street. People of all ages sat in the auditorium waiting for the guests to arrive. There were four speakers scheduled to speak at the Humanist Association of Ottawa panel discussion. However, it was clear that nearly every guest [...]

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The Misguided Mali Mission

The Misguided Mali Mission

I don’t like the term virtue signaling. It’s often used as a slander by the further than centre right to attack the left of centre and far left. However, I see the Ministry of Defence’s announcement that 200 Canadian troops will be going to Mali as nothing more than a giant virtue signal. [...]

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Using the Word Populism is Demeaning and Belittling to Voters

Using the Word Populism is Demeaning and Belittling to Voters

The outcome of the Italian election this past month remains uncertain. A possible coalition between the Northern League Party and Forza Italia seems probable since there was no clear majority winner. CNN and CBC were quick to label these parties as “populist”, and if you review their philosophies [...]

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Time to Stop Talking About Speech Laws and Start Talking About Speech Rights!

Time to Stop Talking About Speech Laws and Start Talking About Speech Rights!

By McKenzie Donovan / Feature image credit of public speaker courtesy of Pixabay Lindsay Shepherd The Lindsay Shepherd affair at Wilfred Laurier University was the moment the free speech and free thought lid blew off the pressure cooker in Canadian Universities as it exposed a Soviet-style [...]

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Not Everybody Thinks Like You, Justin

Not Everybody Thinks Like You, Justin

By McKenzie Donovan Pragmatism is a good principle to follow when looking at religion and charity. Like most things, decisions should be made by examining at the benefits versus the potential downsides. I am non-religious and libertarian on things such as gay marriage and abortion. I believe [...]

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