The Column

Smart Bombs and Stupid Leaders – Why the Iraq Crisis Won’t End Well

By Max Fawcett | March 18, 2003

Max Fawcett thinks he’s figured out why the crisis in Iraq is unique – and it has nothing to do with smart bombs, military intelligence, or other oxymorons. Morons, on the other hand…

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Hang ’em high

By Eric Blair | January 14, 2003

Eric Blair,’s newest contributor, offers some additional insights into the deepening Campbell scandal in British Columbia.

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Drinking and Driving, Drinking and Governing, Drinking and Sleeping Around, Drinking and…

By Stan Persky | January 13, 2003

Yes, Gordon Campbell’s lost weekend. Stan Persky looks at the moral meaning of too many martinis.

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Brain-Drain or Brain-Gain?

By Max Fawcett | January 6, 2003

Hold on to your hats – the brain-drain is as phoney as a three-dollar bill. In spite of what the Fraser Institute would like us to believe, we are not in danger of losing our “best and brightest” to the United States. Far from it, in fact.

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Ratifying the Kyoto Accord

By Brian Fawcett | December 12, 2002

Brian Fawcett lands on the fence concerning the Kyoto Accord

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Romanow’s Double Model

By Max Fawcett | December 2, 2002

Max Fawcett finds more in the Romanow Report, and the public debate surrounding it, than prescriptions for righting our health care system

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What on Earth Were They Thinking?

By Wally Hourback | November 15, 2002

In North Bay, Wally Hourback is puzzled by the U.S. midterm elections, and not so puzzled by the implications of some uneven recent news coverage…

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What happened to Halloween?

By Max Fawcett | November 8, 2002

Max Fawcett explores the implications of a Halloween without rotten eggs and roman candles.

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Making Sour Soup

By Brian Fawcett | November 1, 2002

Brian Fawcett watches some alleged educational television with his daughter

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A Short Trip Inside Mark Valentine’s World

By Brian Fawcett | October 15, 2002

Brian Fawcett goes to the asset auction for Thompson Kernahan

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