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Authoritarianism in Canada

Authoritarianism in Canada

Authoritarianism, by definition, is the enforcement or advocacy of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom. There are zero scenarios in society which accommodate a government stripping you of all of your rights and freedoms under the guise of public health and safety. The Canadians who demand you adhere to authoritarianism, else …

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Don Martin: Resistance grows against lockdowns driven without data

Don Martin: Resistance grows against lockdowns driven without data

OTTAWA — The mild-mannered city council in Ottawa is not the sort of confrontational group to lead the resistance against heavy-handed provincial authority.

But after Premier Doug Ford shut down indoor restaurants, gyms, sports and theatre venues as coronavirus feeding centres in the red-zoned national capital region, Ottawa councillors retorted with a unanimous challenge on Wednesday: Prove it.

And the authorities can’t. Or won’t.