Merit pay would work for politicians too
Published in the National Post on January 17th, 2011
With all the recent musing about merit pay for teachers, it was only natural for National Post columnist Kelly McParland to float the notion of merit pay for politicians earlier this month. Holding politicians to account financially, and not just simply at the ballot box, is an idea that deserves its own public debate.Read more
G20 crackdown reeks of tyranny
Published in the Toronto Star on Monday July 12th, 2010
Conservative MPP criticizes heavy-handed G20 policing as an attack on democratic rights and freedoms.
It has been said that in war, truth is the first casualty. Yet in the wake of the Toronto G20 summit, it is clear that truth is an unwelcome intruder within the realm of politics as well. Call it my inherent cynicism about politics or maybe put it down to my observation and experience, but the discussion and media coverage surrounding the G20 summit has been ignorant at best, or deliberately misleading at worst.Read more