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Sasha Lakic

His name is pronounced Sasha Lah-kitch, and it’s Serbian. Originally from Bosnia-Herzegovina, he spent his childhood and the nasty years of the Yugoslav wars in Munich, Germany before emigrating to Vancouver, Canada in late 2000. In later years, brief stints at various gastropod establishments ensued, alongside dreamery of stellar – but ultimately not-too-shabby – undertakings in Western Canada’s nascent DJing milieu. However, a life-long detestation of, and disappointment in politics steered him in the end to record the extent people are willing to go in the name of Their People. He watches Girls on HBO.

Harper government doubles down on weapons manufacturing contracts

Harper government doubles down on weapons manufacturing contracts

Despite a reputation for cool-headed diplomacy during perennial conflicts, the Harper government is doubling down on its weapons-manufacturing capabilities— and quickly expanding its comparatively...

Canada's role in Syria not likely to be military, says Baird

Harper doesn't plan to reconvene Parliament to discuss next moves on Syria.

Inside Canada's health care privatization movement

“It’s too bad there aren’t more people behind this idea,” commented an ash blonde attendee in a grey pencil skirt and matching suit jacket as we filed into the elevator at The Fraser Institute on...

U.S. funding helped to re-open the Canadian abortion debate

Last May in Ottawa, 20 Conservative MPs participated in the March for Life, an annual anti-abortion protest that mirrors its namesake in Washington, D.C.  The march commemorates a 1973 U.S....