Monthly Archives: April 2015

“Tens of Billions” In Beijing Lucre Blowback: The Backstory

The smartass headline is because I’m trying to amuse myself after being rather let down by Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson’s shop on Wednesday. Having provided roughly 24 hours lead time I was assured of a fulsome response by my column … Continue reading

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You Have Come To The Attention Of The Authorities. . .

My column this week is about how Canada’s Unhappiest City owes much of its foul mood to Ottawa’s disastrous courtship of China’s lucre-laden princelings (National Post, Ottawa Citizen) through the scandalous Immigrant Investor Program. It’s been an elaborate swindle from the beginning, … Continue reading

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Document No. 9 and the Persecution of Gao Yu.

As a tribute to the brave 71-year-old Chinese journalist Gao Yu, what follows below is the text of Concerning the Situation in the Ideological Sphere.  It is the incendiary state-secret document that Gao has just been sentenced to seven years in prison for … Continue reading

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The Case Against Modi Is A Case Against Mother India

Addendum: A fair criticism of the column below might be that I cut Sikhs For Justice far too much slack. Today, at a rally at the Kanishka- Air India Flight 182 Memorial site Toronto, SFJ’s Jatinder Singh Grewal fingered Indian … Continue reading

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The Komagata Maru Story: More Awkward Than We’d Like.

Terry Glavin, National Post, April 8, 2015 History doesn’t lend itself to being abused and apologized for at the same time. Leonard Frank/Handout/Vancouver Public Library Special CollectionsArchival photo of some of the 376 Punjabis, mostly Sikhs, aboard the Komagata Maru … Continue reading

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