Goofy Award Winner

How Low Can They Go, The Shocking Stat & The Goofy

How Low Can They Go

Forget policy. In a new feature leading up to the Federal election we’re looking for politicians from any party who purposely mislead the public.  And this week’s winner is…..

Shocking Stat

Even in the aftermath of the SNC Lavalin scandal not many people have a clue about the level of corruption that has plagued Quebec.

Goofy

Can you name the five countries who sit on the UN’s Human Rights Council whose laws include the death penalty for anyone who is gay?

Quote of the Week, Shocking Stat & Goofy

Quote of the Week

Opinion writer, Sherelle Jacobs absolutely nails the vacuousness of our elites in light of the latest climate stunt.

Shocking Stat

As the stats reveal, the focus on the mass shootings in the States obscures the bigger problem of the constant examples of gun violence.

Goofy

The politicization of the latest mass shootings in the States is self absorbed drivel that overshadows the complexity of the issue and sets the victims and their families aside for political gain.

Goofy, Shocking Stat, Quote of the Week & Instant Wisdom

Instant Wisdom – Pride Society on the Wrong Track

One of the pioneers of gay rights movement, Jonathan Rauch, thinks that the Vancouver Pride Society is on the wrong track in banning UBC and the Vancouver Public Library from the Pride Parade.

Quote of the Week

CD Howe CEO William BP Robson laments that while government spending is out of control, the CRA relentless push to squeeze every last cent from taxpayers.

Shocking Stat – Some British Politicians Act on Principle

Accusations of anti-semitism have dogged UK Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn since his election as leader in 2015 – and some Labour Party members are saying they’ve had enough.

Goofy

Butts is back but the goofy goes to Canada’s Global Affairs who did a bang up impression of the Chinese government when it comes to free speech.

Instant Wisdom, Quote of the Week, Shocking Stat and the Goofy Award

Instant Wisdom @ 0:00

Stephen Fry on the the lack of liberalism among liberals.

Quote of the Week @ 3:48

Celebrated Philosopher Bertrand Russell on the folly of certainty so prevalent in our public debates.  Hint – certainty is in inverse correlation to knowing the facts.

Shocking Stat @ 5:28

Too often minimum wage advocates refuse to acknowledge the job losses in the move to $15.  The Congressional Budget Office sets them straight.

Goofy @ 9:38

Our security agencies warn that the Chinese government is engage in espionage, influence pedaling and threats. Two Canadians are held incommunicado and sentenced to death but it doesn’t stop some politicians from taking the money.

Goofy & Shocking Stat

Shocking Stat @ 0:00

It’s college graduates biggest regret – made even worse by their second biggest regret. In a nutshell “I borrowed all that money to study cultural anthropology and there’s no jobs.”

Goofy @ 3:03

Quillette.com editor Andy Ngo was attacked and beaten by masked members of ANTIFA – kicking and punching him leaving him with a brain hemorrhage.  And some people think that’s justified because they didn’t like his views.

Goofy, Shocking Stat & Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week @ 0:00

Two Canadian quotes from Tommy Douglas and Paul Hellyer that are just as relevant today as they were decades ago.

Shocking Stat of the Week @ 2:06

Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders offer the ultimate free lunch for higher income earners paid for by the working poor.

Goofy Award – You Didn’t See This Anywhere Else

Do UBC faculty who study climate change and sustainability reduce their air travel in order to cut down on emissions while at the same time demanding that the UBC Endowment Fund divest from oil and gas companies?