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Calgary Speech: My vision of conservatism

May 11, 2016

On January 21, 2010, I gave this speech on my vision of conservatism to members of the Calgary Centre Conservative Party Association who had invited me. This is the text of my speech, which you can also watch on these video clips. --MB  

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Bill C-391 to abolish the long-gun registry

May 11, 2016

7 December 2009 Hello, Many of my acquaintances are hunters. Hunting is not practiced to the same extent today as it used to be, but it is a traditional activity that has always been part of the culture of the First Nations as well as the settlers who came to...

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Should we change the Bank of Canada’s inflation target?

May 11, 2016

13 November 2009 Hello, About two weeks ago, on October 27, I asked a question about the Canadian dollar to Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney who was appearing before the Standing Committee on Finance. Over the past few weeks, Mr. Carney has stated several times that he would intervene...

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The debate over a Canadian securities commission

May 11, 2016

10 November 2009  A journalist at the National Post, John Ivison, writes a column this morning that refers to a presentation I gave in 2004 on whether or not the creation of a federal securities commission would be in accord with the Constitution. As everyone knows, the topic has been...

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Is deflation a threat to our prosperity? Part 2

May 11, 2016

28 September 2008  

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Is deflation a threat to our prosperity? Part 1

May 11, 2016

10 September 2009

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Liberty and Responsibility: Two Fundamental Concepts

May 11, 2016

Liberty and Responsibility: Two Fundamental Concepts21 August 2009  

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My book on the flat rate income tax

May 11, 2016

Two months ago, I posted a video message to support the idea of a flat rate income tax. In it, I mentioned the short book I wrote about this topic that was published in 2003. It is now available (in French only) on this blog. It offers the main arguments for the implementation of...

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The growth of government in the 20th century and the importance of debating ideas

May 11, 2016

While putting my papers in order recently, I found the text of a speech I gave in December 2005, just a few days after resigning as vice-president of the Montreal Economic Institute to run as a candidate in the federal election that took place in the weeks thereafter. The event...

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Left-wing or right-wing?

May 11, 2016

20 July 2009

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