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Pride is an act of resistance

Pride should be more than an act of inclusivity; it should be an act of solidarity.

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Debunked: Why Alberta gets so little money from Ottawa

I recently wrote about how people perpetuate this myth that Alberta sends too much money to Ottawa. In response, I had a few people comment saying that I was misunderstanding, that the real issue is that Alberta doesn’t get enough back.

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Debunked: Alberta doesn’t send the most money to Ottawa

The idea that Alberta has contributed more than any other province is a complete myth. Alberta, as a government, has never contributed to the equalization programme.

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Why the Canadian Blood Services blood ban is homophobic

Canadian Blood Services has a 3-month waiting period for men to donate blood if they’ve had sex with another man. It’s a policy based in homophobia. Here’s why.

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Two reasons why billionaire altruism is messed up

Billionaires donating to worthy causes might seem like a good idea, but it has at least two major flaws.

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My response to Jason Luan’s opinion on safe supply

Yesterday, Jason Luan, the associate minister for mental health and addiction, wrote an opinion piece on the safe supply of drugs. It contained myth and half truths, so I thought I’d address them here.

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Productivity increases should raise wages, not profits

How a company responds to productivity increases determines how much they care about worker welfare.

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Media objectivity is a myth

Our worldview determines how we view, perceive, and interpret events around us. Likewise, they determine how we retell those events.

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Corporate tax breaks don’t create jobs

You’ve probably heard people—sometimes even politicians—claim that giving businesses tax breaks creates jobs. Here’s why that’s a myth.

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Capitalism is not natural

One argument I’ve seen surface frequently is that no other economic system would work because people are naturally greedy. There are a few issues with this argument.