suicide terrorism

THE USE OF SUICIDE TERRORISM FOR POLITICAL AIMS Terrorism can be defined as the use of violence on non-combatants. Suicide terrorism is terrorism with the added twist that the perpetrator dies committing the violent act. My first exposure to people willing to die for a cause was the suicide bombers during the Second World War, Continue Reading

standing committee presentation

A presentation to the standing committee on social policy to consider Bill 97, an act to increase access to qualified health professionals for all Ontarians by amending the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. Personal modesty is not called for when one tries to promote a change that will literally revamp a portion of our health Continue Reading

Ontario Drug Benefit Program: A Change in Policy

The generic pharmaceutical industry in Canada began its meteoric growth when the Trudeau liberals passed a law allowing small Canadian companies to sell patented pharmaceuticals under a “compulsory licensing” arrangement. The law was in force long enough to build a truly effective generic industry but was repealed when the Mulroney conservatives came into power, supposedly Continue Reading

Islam Is “Submission”

As an atheist, I find the dogma of all religions, aside from their ethical pronouncements, to be without substance. If one reads all the rules closely, the “raison d’etre” is about power, the ability to control the everyday life of people. But at least in the modern era, most religions, while not free of proselytization, Continue Reading