What's the difference between a politician and a catfish? One is a wide-mouthed, bottom-feeding, slime sucker - and the other is a fish.
There are more effective ways of tackling environmental problems including global warming, proliferation of plastics, urban sprawl, and the loss of biodiversity than by treaties, top-down regulations, and other approaches offered by big governments and their dependents.
Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics.
My personal political convictions are rooted in the populist political traditions of western Canada.
Besides my religious commitment, the greatest single factor that has enabled me to pursue my business and political objectives has been the security and freedom of my home.
An optimist in Canada is someone who think things could be worse
Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent.
In fall 1967, I was given leave of absence by the National Public Affairs Research Foundation to move to Redondo Beach, California, to work on a short-term research contract with TRW.
When political and business leaders tell the public - any public - 'We don't trust you to make the right decision' - they prejudice that electorate against the very proposals they want it to accept and undermine public confidence in themselves.
A revolutionary should neither look or act like one to get ahead in Canada.
The role of the federal government should be neutral toward culture just as it is toward religion.
Remember the referendum on the Charlottetown constitutional accord? The more Canada's political and business elites threatened Canadians that the country would disappear into a black hole if the accord weren't passed, the more Canadians opposed it.
My first official consulting job, therefore, was for a scrap metal dealer (he resented the term "junk dealer") in East Edmonton named Benny Sugarman.
There is a whole school of Canadian academics, media personalities, and politicians whose definition of a Canadian is a North American who fears or dislikes the United States.
New Canada must be workable without Quebec, but it must be open and attractive enough to include a New Quebec.
There are hundreds of Canadian communities that have given more thought to hiring their rink manager than they have to electing their member of Parliament.
Nothing disturbs me more than superficiality and mere sloganizing on matters of public policy, and the suspicion that what the speaker is saying represents the full extent of his knowledge on the subject.
The trouble with "sacrifices as symbolic acts" is that the immediate impact on those for whom the sacrifice is made quickly fades, while the impact on those who actually make the sacrifice can go on and on.
The first lesson, for all Canadians, is that the closed door, top down approaches to constitution making do not provide the public input or debate necessary to achieve a constitutional consensus that will be supported by the people.
As a result of listening to Aberhart, my father decided to leave the farm in 1927 to study at Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute, Aberhart's training school.
In many respects, my best friends were dogs.
My religious training told me that in times of personal uncertainty one should seek God's direction through personal prayer and study of the Christian scriptures.
During his long political career, my father was always active in communicating the Christian gospel from the evangelical perspective,...
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