Archive for the ‘Letters / Columns / Coverage’ Category

Time For A “New Right” Leader…

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Toronto Sun, October 24th, 2017:

Brown Wrong

Re “PC Leader Patrick Brown shuts down his party’s social conservatives” (Postmedia Network, Oct 17): “Patrick Brown … exercised his veto over a handful of policy ideas that did not reflect the values of a modern, inclusive PC Party.” Say what? The leader is supposed to represent the party, not the party the leader. I abandoned the “Progressive” Conservatives just as soon as it became clear that Brown had betrayed the socially conservative supporters who had helped him to obtain the leadership position. We now get this same PC garbage from all of the “traditional” parties, and I am sick of it. My vote will go to any politician who represents my views, and can be counted on to be honest and straightforward. If we are told in the future that Brown was put into the Ontario Conservatives on a mission to wreck them, I would accept that as fact without hesitation. It’s time for a “New Right” leader who will represent what we think, not tell us what to think.

Jeff Goodall

(Social conservatives feel betrayed by Brown and it will cost him support in the June, 2018 election)

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Ontario Law Society to enforce political correctness?

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

“Re ‘Law society confers capricious dictatorial powers on its own administration’ (Conrad Black, Oct 13): I am not surprised at the lack of attention being paid to this issue. If the members of our legal profession are at risk of being coerced into serving as hapless, unwilling ‘enforcers’ in the politically-correct attack on our rights and freedoms, (and I think that’s the real agenda), then why draw attention to it? I have had dark, disturbing doubts about ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusiveness’ for many years, considering them to be both unnatural and destructive. Then again, as a union officer, I spent twenty years filing grievances on behalf of the Toronto inside workers without any regard whatsoever for race, creed, or sexual orientation; anyone who paid dues was entitled to service, and I made sure they received it. And yet now, if I should need legal services for any reason, would I be able to find a lawyer who would dare to represent me? Indeed, they may well find it necessary to require myself and all other potential clients to sign affidavits swearing undying loyalty to diversity and inclusiveness, before feeling able to safely represent us. As Ontario permits the Law Society to be self-governing, I think the Kathleen Wynne government should tell them to straighten out their act.” – Jeff Goodall, National Post, Oct. 17th, 2017.

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North Korea, EMPs, and Canada’s National Security

Friday, September 8th, 2017

“I believe that “hardening” Canada’s military and civilian electrical and communications infrastructure against an EMP attack should be addressed immediately as a vital matter of national security”.

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Elitist venom over free-speech lawyer’s remembrance service

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

“Memorial for lawyer draws controversy, July 13
I find it astonishing that such vitriol should be poured out over a remembrance service for a member of the legal profession who passed away so tragically and at such a relatively young age. She broke no laws in her representation of persons whose opinions are not “politically correct” and her actions were no more reprehensible than those of criminal lawyers who specialize in representing those accused of breaking the Criminal Code. Barbara Kulaszka’s professional activities were of considerable assistance in breaking the anti-democratic stranglehold over free speech exercised by the notorious Section 13 and we owe her a debt of gratitude for that. Jeff Goodall, Oshawa” – Toronto Star, July 16th, 2017.

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Is Female Genital Mutilation Religious or Cultural?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The following letter appears in the Toronto Sun today:

No to FGM

Re “Religious tolerance is no excuse for female genital mutilation” (Farzana Hassan, May 11): The issue here is, as Hassan suggests, very simple: “Religious rights” must not be permitted to trump “universal human rights”. To permit FGM as a religious right would be for us to abandon our humanity in favour of a brutish religion which engages in “honour killings” and punishes defectors with death. “Gender egalitarian surgeries”? Our moral and legal standards are obviously meaningless to such people, and they should be removed from Canada as they are clearly unsuitable to live in a civilized society.
Jeff Goodall
Toronto

(FGM isn’t a religious practice. It’s basically tribal and unacceptable in Canada, no matter who does it, no matter why)

Here is my response to the Sun’s editorial comment:

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Last chance to protest M-103 – do it now!

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Here is the text of a letter I sent to Canada Free Press which was published yesterday, and a list of politicians who should be contacted:

“Dear Editor:

“The Commons will be voting on the adoption of M-103 “Systemic racism and religious discrimination” on Thursday, and this is the last opportunity to contact our politicians urging them to reject this blatant attempt to muzzle free speech.

“According to the Gatestone Institute, M-103 is very likely a consequence of the Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda to infiltrate Canadian politics and silence any dissent against civilizational jihad: “It had been reported prior to 2015 that the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami front groups would use the Liberal Party of Canada as a vehicle for political entryism… The article also noted the roles of ISNA Canada and ICNA Canada in these efforts.” I am gravely concerned that adoption of this Motion will lead to criminalizing those expressing legitimate concerns about the dangers posed to democracy by Sharia Law, which Premier Dalton McGuinty rejected in 2008 .

“Merely pointing out the massive increases in sexual assaults committed in such countries as Sweden and Germany, and mass criminal acts such as car-burnings in France, or child sex-grooming and paedophile gang-rape such as in Rotherham, could result in charges. Criticism of honour killings and female genital mutilation – or merely offending a Muslim – could result in incarceration. It’s time to take a stand, and the time to do it is now.”

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Expressing your opinions by writing letters to the editor…

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

“Every police force needs to have a strong, vigorously enforced and permanent program, designed to weed out the bullies, the psychopaths and the sadists, who are naturally attracted to police work in the same way that pedophiles are attracted to school yards and youth groups.” (1).

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Basing a verdict purely on happenstance – the Forcillo case

Monday, January 25th, 2016

“Whether it was the first or the second volley that killed Yatim, or if either volley would have killed him, what possible difference could there be to the degree of Forcillo’s guilt in the sense of what he did?”

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Bill 52 – the “Protection of Public Participation Act”

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Bill 52 is more properly described as “An Act to amend the Courts of Justice Act, the Libel and Slander Act and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act in order to protect expression on matters of public interest.” It amends the existing “Courts of Justice” Act by: “…adding the following sections: “Prevention of Proceedings that Limit Freedom of Expression on Matters of Public Interest (Gag Proceedings).”

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“Union disclosure” bill provides great opportunity

Monday, July 27th, 2015

“…a tool now exists which will permit union members to determine exactly how much of their compulsory dues payment is spent on partisan political activities. This means that in future, it will be possible for concerned members to demonstrate precisely why an organized opposition must be formed.” – Toronto Sun letters, July 19th.

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