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Is the Hudson’s Bay Company worth saving?

Though experts argue there was no documented evidence indicating it was used to purposely spread smallpox. By the same token, they “can’t guarantee it never happened.” According to the diary entries of William Tomison, inland master of HBC in 1778, his account of the smallpox epidemic of 1781 and 1782 “is the most detailed record of the first catastrophic epidemic known to have affected the native populations of the (Canadian) plains.”

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The Evolution of Quebec Nationalism

In the 2018 Quebec election, both sovereigntist parties, the Parti Quebecois and Quebec Solidaire won few seats in the National Assembly. But the death of the sovereignty movement has led to the birth of another political phenomenon, strong provincial autonomy propelled by fervent nationalism.

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The Maritimes did not get a ‘fair deal’ by joining Confederation

From the onset, Atlantic Canada was reluctant to join Confederation for fear of losing its autonomy, prior to the National Policy. They remained firm on free-trade with the United States, which contrasted the protectionism of Central Canada.

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Canadian conservatism needs drastic reform

Canadian conservatism has undergone an immense transformation in the past several decades. For those like myself, who adhere to its philosophical tenets, the Conservative Party of Canada hardly advocates for what it suggests to represent. 

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The Liberal Party attacks law-abiding gun owners with misleading statistics, says Ontario NFA Director

In 2019, violent gun crime is a hot button issue for our country, reeling from a divisive election. In light of recent tragedies that have inflamed discourse, firearm laws, further restrictions, and potential confiscations have surfaced as possible solutions. But frankly, the federal government has misled Canadians.

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Majid Jowhari: Liberal MP or Iranian Asset?

Avideh: “Jowhari’s demeanour has led me to think that he is acting in favour of the criminal regime of the Islamic Republic. I particularly remember the time when he tweeted a favourable stance toward the Islamic Republic of Iran, against the rights of protestors, while the regime was killing people brutally in the streets, calling the Islamic republic’s government an “elected” government. And actually, his first official act as an MP at the House of Commons was to sponsor the Petition E-553 which benefits and is in the interest of a foreign government, the Islamic Republic of Iran, a nation which is internationally sanctioned and is known as a state sponsor of terrorism.”

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After a long vacation abroad, Trudeau takes another personal day

That’s right. The leader of our country needs a break after two-plus weeks of vacation in the middle of a major political crisis. Shocking, but not atypical from his escapades in the Bahamas and to Aga Khan’s island, exceeding $215,000 and $125,000, respectively.

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Dozens show up in Toronto to support the terrorist killed by Trump

On Saturday, January 4th, dozens of people showed up to honour dead terrorist Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis. The rally was organized by the Mahdi Youth Society to honour these “heroes of Islam.” They also named them “Shaheed,” which is Arabic for martyr.

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Genuine Senate reform offers a way to ease regional tensions and unite Canada

In order to make any substantial changes to the Senate, like term limits, consultative elections, or even abolition of the chamber itself, any bill passed by the federal government would also require the approval of at least 7 provinces representing 50% or more of the population. 

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Canada faces a constitutional crisis. The solution? Senate Reform.

As our neighbours to the south, the Senate should be elected. Regardless of their principles, they should hold the governing body accountable, and not be its lackey. Even if they are predominantly independent with centre-left tendencies, there is no excuse for a critical part of our democracy to be reduced to an unaccountable, toothless apparatus. 

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