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How Governments Use Fear   An interesting research article on the Independent Institute's website looks at the role of fear in the government's arsenal of ways that they control the masses.  This is particularly pertinent in this time of the seemingly endless war against terror and the Ebola outbreak despite
Terrorism and Playing the Fear Card   With the recent activity in Canada's Parliament, terrorism is now front page news in Canada.  It is most likely that the Harper government will use this as proof that it needs to act against terrorists now  to prevent further attacks in the future.  As we know from what happened
Why Are Canadian Governments On The Wrong Side of Human Rights?   Over and over Canadian governments at all levels are defending the indefensible

By Stephen Pate – The Federal Government passed the Constitution Act of 1982 with agreement from every Province but Quebec.

Featured image – Donna Jodhan celebrates winning her human

Charlottetown Mayor May Not Want Your Vote   Out-of-date information is posted on City website for November 3, 2014 election

By Stephen Pate – The City of Charlottetown has not updated its Elections Information website page since 2010.

I was checking out when the election was being held- actually November 3, 2014

CBC Spends $3 Million Annually On Lawyers   The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is a very litigious crown corporation

By Stephen Pate – The Harper Government got raked over the coals for spending half a billion in external legal contracts since 2006.

During the same period the CBC spent $21 million hiring external

CBC President Ain’t Talkin   My Hail Mary pass lands with a whimper

By Stephen Pate – Every once in awhile I get an idea to short circuit all this court business over my press pass, send the CBC a Hail Mary throw to negotiate an settlement. After 5 years Pate-Gate is a little long in the tooth.

It does

Why Is Disability Bigotry Tolerated?   If we don’t allow racism, sexism or bigotry towards homosexuals, why are people with disabilities still subject to bigotry?

By Stephen Pate – If we don’t allow racism, sexism or bigotry towards homosexuals, why are people with disabilities still subject to similar

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