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Leftists Want To Burn Down Any Institution That Doesn’t Favor Them at the Moment

Sometimes progressives do a great job of becoming caricatures of themselves.

The progressive worldview is marked by a tendency to embrace utopian dreams, and a general disregard for tried and true traditions and institutions.

Ted Kennedy captured this instinct in 1968 when he said, quoting George Bernard Shaw: “Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not.”


White supremacist disavowed by UCP and federal Tories joined Bernier’s party

An alleged white supremacist who was kicked out of Alberta’s United Conservative Party found a new political home in Maxime Bernier’s fledgling People’s Party of Canada — at least briefly.

Adam Strashok’s name has vanished from the membership list on the “People’s Network — Alberta” Facebook page (where “Mad Max supporters” there organize online), along with virtually all other evidence of his previously active life on social media.


Trudeau’s Reforms Won’t Break Pipeline Logjam, Oil Groups Warn

It’s a rough time in Canada’s oil patch, and the energy industry is warning that Justin Trudeau is about to make it worse.

The bottom has fallen out of Canadian heavy crude prices, with their discount relative to the U.S. benchmark near a record amid a supply glut and persistent transport constraints. Trudeau’s government, meanwhile, is both trying to complete a pipeline expansion project it bought this spring and pass a series of legislative reforms on the approval process for major projects.


3 Tight Elections Could Face a Recount. Here’s Where Things Stand.

The 2018 midterm elections are going into overtime in some hot statewide races.

For those readers who were either too young to remember the Florida recount in 2000—or suppressed that memory—it’s all playing out again. Here’s where the most tightly contested races stand.


Trudeau to mark centenary of First World War armistice at Vimy Ridge, Paris

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War at events in France this weekend — the first leg of a lengthy globe-circling journey that includes two major Asia-Pacific summits next week.

The prime minister is expected to arrive early Saturday morning in northern France, heading immediately to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial near the city of Arras.

Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan will join Trudeau and representatives of veterans organizations for a ceremony honouring Canada’s war dead.

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