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Free Press columnist. Host of "Charles Adler Show" Podcast - after 30 yrs/Talk Radio/TV - Canada/US - Emmy Award in US-Lifetime Achievement Award in Canada.
Oct 6, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
#Alberta has an 8.2% unemployment rate. Massively uncomfortable question: What do you think the rate would be if #Alberta was a U-S state? The correct answer is full employment. Everyone knows how much I love Canada and #Alberta So it breaks my Cdn heart to think our federal system is so incompetent,unflexible & ideologically biased that we should have to ask uncomfortable questions like this. Look at the low unemployment numbers in U-S states that have far fewer advantages and assets than #Alberta and you don't have to be a #Nobel prize winner in
Aug 19, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Canada is not "a melting pot in which the individuality of each element is destroyed in order to produce a new and totally different element. It is rather a garden into which have been transplanted the hardiest & brightest flowers from many lands" #JohnDiefenbaker PM 1957-'63 In 1963 Lester Pearson's Liberals defeated Diefenbaker. Liberals introduced official bilingualism & biculturalism. Diefenbaker strongly opposed the idea of Canadians melting into the English or French cultures. He preferred multiculturalism a term coined by Professor Paul Yuzk.
Jun 9, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
There is something fundamentally wrong w much of today's political commentary. Almost no focus on creating a society where government provides services without asphyxiating taxpayers. Assumption is that people's dependence on gov't needs to be deepened evey single day. Perhaps this doesn't bother millennials because they see this as the norm. For those of us who grew up in a far more independent Canada where people were spending 15-20% of income on housing & the same for food, it's hard to look at current picture & respect those who govern us.