Stop Playing Politics on Our Dime: Part 1

It is commonly thought that political parties in Canada are entirely self-funded through voluntary donations. After the per-vote subsidy was removed in 2011, taxpayers were off the hook, right? Wrong. A myriad of tax credits and refunds still exist that keep political parties dependant on public financing for the majority of their operations.

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Punishing Success, Rewarding Failure: Why is lower taxation for everyone such a hard sell?

The announcement by finance minister Bill Morneau that the federal government will be cracking down on business owners (as per their 2017 budget) has not gone down well (1). The Liberal government has decided to take aim at a particular tax loophole favoured by lawyers, doctors, and contractors who own their own practices or businesses. Morneau has framed this move as an effort to increase “fairness” in the tax system (2). This is a dubious claim, but it should surprise no one, as it is merely a continuation of the policy of punishing success and rewarding failure that has been an unfortunate feature of both Liberal and Conservative governments in the past.

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5 Alcohol Rules That Prove Government Is a Total Buzzkill

Unsure whether the government is a total buzzkill when it comes to alcohol? Here are 5 reasons to convince you they are.

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Conservatives, stop with the tax credits. It's embarrassing.

Political discourse usually concerns itself with truly monumental issues. These are the decisive conversations in which a step in either direction is sure to have far-reaching effects on the character of our nation for generations to come. For example, free trade with the United States, conscription in both world wars, universal suffrage, and repatriating the constitution were defining moments in the development of Canada.

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Canada 150: Wilfrid Laurier and Canada's Hidden History of Classical Liberalism

Renowned Canadian political scientist, Gad Horowitz, argues that Canada’s political identity has the “Tory Touch”. This is the idea that Canadians have always preferred a modern version of 19th century Toryism as our government’s guiding philosophy, one of communitarian values rather than individualism. Horowitz and others (like Charles Taylor) have suggested that these communitarian values are what separates our political identity from that of the United States.

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5 Business Models the Internet Made Obsolete. Newspapers: adapt or perish.

One of the great privileges of being an established newspaper is having a national platform to discuss the important issues of our time. Few things inspire the citizens of our great nation to contemplate, discuss, and take action on these defining issues like a well run newspaper. Of course, another use for such an honoured platform is to do what newspaper publishers are doing now, grovel for a $350 million bailout from the federal government because the internet destroyed their business model. (1)

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Horgan’s Gambit: Tyranny from Minority Government

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, Canadian governments at all levels should check themselves in for some psychotherapy.

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What now? How the liberty movement can still change the Conservative Party for the better.

The Conservative Party leadership race has left a lot of liberty-loving Canadians wondering what to do next. Maxime Bernier was the first mainstream Canadian libertarian to run for the leadership of a major political party. He ran a campaign based on ideas we have all talked about with friends and family but were hastily dismissed by the political establishment.

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What is a third party?

What is a third party? Here are some things we think you should know.

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Scheer Disappointment in the CPC

We at for Liberty were prepared to publish an article congratulating Maxime Bernier on his leadership win. We, along with fervent supporters, have experienced a host of emotions since Saturday’s election results: disenchantment, heartbreak, anger, but most importantly, disappointment.

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