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Coyne: Clear thinking crucial as Ottawa, Quebec attacks may be a dress rehearsal for the real thing

Posted October 24, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

OTTAWA — In the plaza in front of the National War Memorial, a few thousand people gathered on almost no notice Friday to witness the return of the military guard. They stood in silence for the better part of an […]

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Andrew Coyne: We got off relatively lightly this time. We may not be so lucky the next

Posted October 24, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

That calls for clear thinking, not pat suppositions or self-serving told-you-sos from commentators subcontracting their arguments to terrorists

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Harper’s Experiment to Wrap Canadians in “Protective Stupidity” Mission Accomplished?

Posted October 20, 2014 by The Mound of Sound

The Tyee’s Murray Dobbins laments the success Stephen Harper has had, with the powerful support of a shamelessly collaborative media, at manipulating the Canadian public.Harper’s amoral political calculations about who and when to bomb people has littl…

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A prime minister’s decision to go to war

Posted October 5, 2014 by JR

David Akin reminds us:

A Canadian prime minister determines that the activities of terrorists operating in a Muslim nation far from Canada’s shores is such a threat to Canada’s security, that he dispatches Canadian Forces on a combat mission. There is no debate or discussion in Parliament let alone a vote. There seems not to have even been a full cabinet discussion before the prime minister makes his decision. Simply a request from an American president.
That was all it took for Jean Chrétien to to begin what would become Canada’s decade-long war against terrorism in Afghanistan.

I’ve heard it said that Jean Chretien is supplying Justin Trudeau with backroom advice.  Could that be true?

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