Ezra Levant writes about TorStar’s continuing panic attacks about the forthcoming “Fox News North” TV channel:
* While abortion may be politically sacrosanct to the Star (and unlikely to change in Parliament any time soon) it is hardly a matter that has been resolved in the minds of mere citizens. Canada’s abortion laws — abortion on demand, for any reason or no reason, from conception until the moment of birth, paid for by taxpayers — is the most liberal in the world, and was the result of a legislative failure (a tie vote in the Senate), not any political compromise. This fairly well-footnoted compendium shows that while public opinion in Canada does not favour criminalizing or banning abortions, a very significant minority, and sometimes even a plurality of Canadians, could be characterized as pro-life to varying degrees.
* On bilingualism, we see the same thing: this footnoted compendium of polls shows that while Canadians support the abstract notion of bilingualism (who could be against that?) a large number, and indeed often a majority, of Canadians oppose government policies of forced bilingualism (Anglo support fell as low as 32% in the mid-1990s).