Monday, May 08, 2006

Post Civitas

Had a great time at the Civitas conference this weekend.

Some of the topics covered during the sessions included private property rights, the morality of war, electoral reform and the role of courts.

They were all quite interesting.

But of course, the best thing about meetings like this is that you get a chance to meet old friends and to make new ones.

I also had a chance to chat with several bloggers such as Russ Kuykendall, Stephen Taylor, Rondi Adamson, and Adam Daifallah.

On Sunday morning, despite operating on about two hours sleep, I gave a talk on the NCC’s fight against the election gag law. You can read it here.

1 comment:

Miles Lunn said...

Certainly interesting issues. Property Rights could be strengthned being added to the Charter although I think it is hypocritical to support property rights and then oppose minority rights. That being said according the Heritage Foundation, Canada has very strong property rights anyways.

War is only moral when attacked or threatened in my view. Electoral reform is an interesting topic although after looking at all the systems, I think the first past the post for all its flaws is the best suited for Canada. In a country as large as Canada local constituency representatives are absolutely esssential.

The Gag Law is probably not likely to be touched until the Conservatives get a majority government if they do. If they tried to repeal it now, it would fail in the House of Commons unless they can somehow bribe the Bloc Quebecois on it somehow.