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12 of 425 are essays by Lorne Gunter

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Beyond the Box: Getting Reporters to Think

There is no such thing as objective journalism. Balance in journalism is the best that we can hope for. A presentation to the 1999 Civitas National Conference in Toronto, Canada.
Can Property Rights Settle Public Smoking Disputes?

Notes for an address to a meeting of the Canadian Property Rights Research Institute, Edmonton.
Canada's Lop-Sided Abortion Debate

Pro-abortionists in Canada frequently complain that the right to end a pregnancy is under unprecedented attack. Where's their proof?
How Jean Conned Ralph

The recipe used by Prime Minister Jean Chretien to con even conservative premiers into signing onto the social union agreement. Previously published in The Edmonton Journal, February 5th, 1999
More Money Is No Cure for Health Care

Originally published in The Edmonton Journal, February 14th, 1999
The Gun Registration Boondoggle

Notes for an address to the Tofield Gun Club Annual Game and Awards Dinner
The New Inquisitors Take Sides

Human Rights Commissions are not the guardians of equity and the defenders of freedoms; they are side-takers and poke-noses, worming away at the very rights they were established to defend and exercising great power to change our laws on behalf of politically fashionable interest groups. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal.
The Social Union - A Debate (with Janet Ajzenstat, Brian Lee Crowley, William D. Gairdner, Ken Holland, Rory Leishman, Michael Lusztig, Judy Rebick, John Robson, Paul Romney)

Dr. William Gairdner sparked a debate in late 1998 on conservativeforum.org about government plans for a "social union", a federal government promise of largesse to provinces and various groups in return for constitutional and political peace. Dr. Gairdner and eight other distinguished commentators, not all conservatives, contributed their perspectives to the debate. The liberal government implemented its social union agreement with the provinces in 1999. The debate remains interesting for its discussion of the founders' intentions, and of the degree to which an elected government should set its promises in legal concrete, unassailable by subsequently-elected governments which may have different priorities.
Thirty-Five Years of Social Spending

The costs of our social welfare state have burgeoned much more quickly than our generation of wealth, and also more quickly than the benefits from such spending. Originally published in The Edmonton Journal, February 10th, 1999.
Toy Seizure Cannot Go Unchallenged

Police seized a supply of legally-owned toy guns from an Oakville, Ontario store, and then held a press conference to pat themselves on the back for doing so. The police chief admits that "under our present federal and provincial legislation, these firearms [sic] aren't covered." Mr. Gunter expresses alarm that should ring across the country about this police action. Originally published in the Edmonton Journal.



UN Games Part 1 - Whose World Is It, Anyway?

Activists in non-governmental organizations, often with financial support and other support from the present Liberal government, are busily creating a new world order at the United Nations. Their agenda embraces socialist and femnist themes that would probably not survive democratic debate in Canada, so their machinations are designed to avoid Canadian debate about the rules they are creating until it's too late for Canadian voters to do much about them. Originally published as "Whose world is it, anyway?" in the National Post. Republished with the permission of the author.
UN Games Part 2 - Playing With the World's Agenda

Activists in non-governmental organizations, often with financial support and other support from the present Liberal government, are busily creating a new world order at the United Nations. Their agenda embraces socialist and femnist themes that would probably not survive democratic debate in Canada, so their machinations are designed to avoid Canadian debate about the rules they are creating until it's too late for Canadian voters to do much about them. Originally published as "Playing with the world's agenda" in the National Post. Republished with the permission of the author.