It's refreshing to hear that today Sun News Network
is being introduced in Canada to provide Canadians with an news alternative to the snide leftism of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Infantile leftist critics are already branding Sun News as being the "Fox News of the North." Sun's launch comes at a particularly propitious time as Canada is in an election campaign which will culminate on May 2 with Conservative Prime Minister's Stephen Harper's government, hopefully, gaining a majority due to its solid management of Canada's economy. This particular election occurred because the opposition parties in Canada, the Liberals, the socialist New Democrats, and the separatist Bloc Quebecois (which wants Quebec to become an independent country) collaborated together to topple Harper's minority government in the House of Commons. The only thing these three parties have in common is that they're not Conservative. Consequently, Canada is having its fourth election in eight years since all Canadian governments in this period have been minority governments who don't command a majority in the House of Commons. Point this fact out to any dimwits you hear say they think the U.S. should have three or more political parties.
Sun News promises an edgy alternative to the CBC and one its show hosts is Ezra Levant an Alberta Conservative who has tangled with Canada's notorious Human Rights Commission which seeks to restrict non-leftist speech and political activity. Levant has also written a book on the ethical importance of producing oil from Alberta's tar sands. I encourage American conservatives living near Canada to make sure they get Sun News as part of their cable service and the network's website looks like it will eventually carry streaming video. It will be wonderful for Canadians to get a credible conservative alternative to the CBC and I wish Sun News bon voyage.