Author Archives: bhaggart

The Roaring Twenties

In early July, for our wedding anniversary, we spent eight days in New York. This was our first vacation since 2019, and pretty much our first time we’d travelled more than 200 km from our house since the pandemic began. … Continue reading

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Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, Study on Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act

I was invited to appear before the Canadian Heritage Committee for their study of Bill C-11. While my schedule didn’t allow it, the Committee permitted me to provide a written submission, reprinted below. I would like to thank the Committee … Continue reading

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Notes on the Occupation 7: Knowledge and the New Class War

A very, very good column from Andrew Coyne in the Globe and Mail this morning, in which he argues that the true dividing line revealed by the Ottawa Occupation involves competing claims over knowledge itself: Previous generations of class warriors … Continue reading

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Notes on the Occupation 6: As best as I can figure

Working out what to think about … all this … in real time. It is most accurate to say that the Ottawa protest is a far-right movement calling for the overthrow of the Canadian government, installing itself in power. That … Continue reading

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Notes on the Occupation 5: Border blockades and survival instincts

Working out what to think about … all this … in real time. We’re into Week Three of the Ottawa Occupation, which has now metastasized into protests blocking border crossings across the country. These blockades include, most importantly, the Windsor-Detroit … Continue reading

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