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STRANKMAN: Serfdom’s up Ottawa

“Alberta’s independence movement is not a fad. It is about necessity. With little input into the federal deficit-creating decisions, you can bet your bottom dollar that our contribution to fixing the calamity will be anything but small.”

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The word “freedom” is often used and misused by politicians. Freedom is properly defined as the ability to act, speak, or think without hindrance or restraint. In the context of politics, it is perceived as a carrot on a stick for those that attempt to lord over us. My own perspective comes from many years living under the serfdom of the Canadian Wheat Board. It wasn’t until August 1st, 2

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Rick Strankman is a Columnist for the Western Standard. He served as the Wildrose MLA for Drumheller-Stettler from 2012-2019 and was a leader of the farmers freedom movement against the former Canadian Wheat Board.

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MORGAN: Has Kenney dodged a bullet?

“Whatever shortcomings he may have, it is undeniable that Jason Kenney is a master political player.”

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Apparently the meeting was quick, but strategic discussions went well into the night before the Executive Committee (EC) of the UCP agreed upon the rules to set out for a future leadership review for Jason Kenney. The political brinkmanship leading up to this meeting began months ago. While rogue constituency associations (CAs) were trying to meet a constitutional bar set for invoking a leader

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The Pipeline: YouTube cancels Western Standard

This week a Calgary Cop suspended for refusing vax, YouTube cancels Western Standard and D-Day on Kenney’s leadership vote rules. Join us live at 12 PM!

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MORGAN: Free speech in comedy under siege

“What has happened to our society when a comedy festival may turn into a street battle? “

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Standup comedians have always been on the front lines in battles over free speech and expression. In the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, most of the pearl-clutching busybodies came from the 'moral majority' religious right. They feared obscenity within comedy acts would degrade the moral fabric of the nation and for a while, the law agreed. Comedian Lenny Bruce was convicted and sentenced to four months

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