The real danger of misinformation and disinformation is much less from incorrect information than from the political misuse of these labels by governments and social media organizations to suppress opinions they dislike. […]
Is There Light at the End of the Omicron Tunnel?
I wish all my readers a happy, healthy 2022. New knowledge of Covid-19 often suggests new policies that contradict existing policies. A prime example is the early advice not to wear masks, […]
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in 2020
Excessive concentration of power in large corporations and lobby groups under capitalism can do a lot of harm. Excessive concentration of power in big government under socialism can also do a lot […]
Corona Virus and Climate Change Models: How Scary Would You Like it to Be?
I was recently reminded of a joke from the days when I was an ad executive (before I became a lawyer). Client: What time is it? Ad Exec (looking at watch): […]
When Will Canada Get The COVID-19 Vaccine? At What Price?
Keeping the world in lockdown is not a long-term solution for Covid-19. It’s time to think ahead. The lockdown will gradually have to be lifted, creating new risks of infection. We […]
The Washington Times Headline: “Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history”.
The Washington Times (not to be confused with the Washington Post) has published two recent articles with that “hoax” story. This is one of them: Washington Times This article makes two […]
Covid-19: How Are We Doing?
The media coverage of COVID-19 infections and deaths by country has been running along the bottom of our TV screens every day. But what do the bare numbers and their interpretations in […]
Why I Hope I Have Been Infected with the Coronavirus
No, it’s not because I am suicidal No, it’s not because I’m so macho at age 77 that I think I’m invincible. Here’s why.
COVID-19 Creates an Urgent Need for Legal Clarity in Medically Assisted Death (MAID)
A small percentage of Canadians infected with COVID-19 will die from the virus. Their death will usually be horrible: lung failure creating oxygen deprivation, causing multiple organ failures. Ventilators are used […]
Emergency Powers Without An Emergency?
Prime Minister Trudeau has been pressed by reporters about the COVID-19 “nuclear option” – invoking the federal Emergencies Act. PM: “At this time we do not see the federal emergencies act as […]