Carbon Pricing: You’ve Got it Wrong, Mr. Falk

It is with great disappointment that I note that your party has decided to oppose the Liberal Carbon tax by portraying it as a tax grab. The government is saying this tax will be revenue neutral – that is it will not be an increased tax [tax grab] but a tax shift. There is nothing … Continue reading Carbon Pricing: You’ve Got it Wrong, Mr. Falk

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Abortion, Refugees, and Making Room for Moral Action

My last post on marijuana and why legalizing it is not an endorsement of it has generated a lot of interest, and I've received a number of emails from people asking me about my stance on abortion in light of this discussion of the limits of law in relation to morality. I really appreciate that … Continue reading Abortion, Refugees, and Making Room for Moral Action

On the State of Politics in Canada

Canadians have a reputation for kindness and diplomacy...and then an election happens. If someone were to judge Canadians by their political advertisements, we'd have a reputation for being passive-aggressive ("he's just not ready") and corrupt ("enough"). This election isn't the worst by a long shot; I've actually been pleasantly surprised at how few attack ads … Continue reading On the State of Politics in Canada

Ted Talks: Fiscal Responsibility

In the past two weeks, Provencher MP Ted Falk has used his weekly newspaper column to talk about economic stability. In both columns, he points to the economic crisis in Greece as an example of unfettered spending leading to economic disaster, while pointing to the Conservative economic plan of cutting taxes as the recipe for … Continue reading Ted Talks: Fiscal Responsibility

Ted Talks: Supporting Families

Ted Falk recently stood up in the House of Commons to speak about the ways that the Conservative Government are supporting families. It's a noble goal, and one that every party strives for. But one of the reasons that I'm proud to be a Green Party member and candidate is because we tend to look … Continue reading Ted Talks: Supporting Families

Agreeing or Being Agreeable? Partisanship vs. Opposition

It's been a while since I've responded to Ted Falk; there hasn't been much to say about his recent posts, except that they're more or less exactly what an MP should be writing about. He's telling us what the government is up to, and how it affects us here in the riding. He's recognizing volunteers … Continue reading Agreeing or Being Agreeable? Partisanship vs. Opposition

Ted Talks: Fishing for Hunters and Anglers

In a recent blog post, Provencher MP Ted Falk talks about all of the things that the Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus have done to stand up for hunters and anglers. I find it more than a little puzzling. From his blog: This caucus helps to advance the issues surrounding conservation, habitat and enhancement of … Continue reading Ted Talks: Fishing for Hunters and Anglers

Ted Talks: A Budget for Buying Votes

Most of the political talk these days is about the late, 518-page federal budget, so it's no surprise that Provencher MP Ted Falk used his column this week to extol its virtues. Those virtues are real, but they cover a multitude of failures and omissions. A budget is where a government really shows its priorities, … Continue reading Ted Talks: A Budget for Buying Votes

Abortion, and the Limits of Law

Something that I struggle with as a Christian politician (particularly one whose primary study is in Ethics) is the question of how much morality should influence law. I know I'm not alone in this; I think we all have ideas about this, even if we haven't spoken those thoughts out loud. I also know that … Continue reading Abortion, and the Limits of Law