Canadian libertarians

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Rufus Wainwright

    Rufus Wainwright


    Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written a classical opera and set Shakespeare sonnets to music for a theater piece by Robert Wilson.

  2. Neil Peart

    Neil Peart


    Neil Ellwood Peart, OC (/ˈpɪərt/; born September 12, 1952), is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances, including an induction into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1983, making him the youngest person ever so honored. He is known for his technical proficiency and stamina.

  3. Nathaniel Branden

    Nathaniel Branden


    Nathaniel Branden (born Nathan Blumenthal; April 9, 1930 – December 3, 2014) was a Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer known for his work in the psychology of self-esteem. A former associate and romantic partner of Ayn Rand, Branden also played a prominent role in the 1960s in promoting Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Rand and Branden split acrimoniously in 1968, after which Branden focused on developing his own psychological theories and modes of therapy.

  4. Jason Reitman

    Jason Reitman


    Jason Reitman (born October 19, 1977) is a Canadian-American film director, screenwriter, and producer, best known for directing the films Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), Up in the Air (2009), and Young Adult (2011). As of February 2, 2010, he has received one Grammy award and four Academy Award nominations, two of which are for Best Director. Reitman is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. He is the son of director Ivan Reitman.

  5. Sean Morley

    Sean Morley


    Sean Allen Morley (born March 6, 1971) is a Canadian professional wrestler better known by his ring name Val Venis. He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment from 1998 to 2009. Venis is also known for his appearances with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

  6. Graydon Carter

    Graydon Carter


    Edward Graydon Carter (born 14 July 1949) is a Canadian-born American journalist and has served as the editor of Vanity Fair since 1992. He also co-founded, with Kurt Andersen and Tom Phillips, the satirical monthly magazine Spy in 1986.

  7. Marc Emery

    Marc Emery


    Marc Scott Emery (born February 13, 1958) is a Canadian cannabis activist, entrepreneur, and politician. Often described as 'the Prince of Pot', Emery has been a notable advocate of international cannabis policy reform. He has been active in the New Democratic Party, the Freedom Party of Canada, the Unparty, and the Marijuana Party of Canada, as well as the British Columbia Marijuana Party, and the Green Party of British Columbia.

  8. Steven Pinker

    Steven Pinker


    Steven Arthur "Steve" Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian-born American cognitive scientist, psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.

  9. Tasha Kheiriddin

    Tasha Kheiriddin


    Tasha Kheiriddin (born June 25, 1970) is a conservative public policy analyst and commentator. In November 2005 she co-wrote Rescuing Canada’s Right: Blueprint for a Conservative Revolution, with journalist Adam Daifallah.

  10. George Graham

    George Graham


    George Graham (1812–1901) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in the Auckland, New Zealand. He represented the Newton electorate from 1861 to 1869, when he resigned.

  11. Chuck Knipp

    Chuck Knipp


    Chuck Knipp (born 1961) is an American Canadian (dual citizenship) comedian best known for his controversial vocal characterisations heard on radio - the "Mammy Welfare Queen- 'Shirley Q. Liquor', histrionic 'North Dakota Marge', Orangefield's own 'Delbert Peveto' and the tragic searcher for any kind of spirituality, 'Betty Butterfield'.

  12. Maxime Bernier

    Maxime Bernier


    Maxime Bernier, PC, MP (born January 18, 1963) is a Canadian politician currently serving as the Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

  13. Danielle Smith

    Danielle Smith


    Marlaina Danielle Smith, (born April 1, 1971) is a former Canadian politician and journalist. Smith served as leader of the Wildrose Party from October 2009 to December 17, 2014 when she resigned to cross the floor and join the governing Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta caucus. She represented the riding of Highwood in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. On March 28, 2015, she lost the PC nomination for Highwood to Okotoks Councillor Carrie Fischer. Fischer lost to Wildrose candidate Wayne Anderson.

  14. Wendy McElroy

    Wendy McElroy


    Wendy McElroy (born 1951) is a Canadian individualist anarchist and individualist feminist. She was a co-founder along with Carl Watner and George H. Smith of The Voluntaryist magazine in 1982.

  15. Izzy Asper

    Izzy Asper


    Israel Harold "Izzy" Asper, OC OM QC (August 11, 1932 – October 7, 2003) was a Canadian tax lawyer and media magnate. He was the founder of the now defunct CanWest Global Communications Corp and father to its former CEO and President Leonard Asper, former director and corporate secretary Gail Asper, as well as former Executive Vice President David Asper. He was also the leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party from 1970 to 1975 and is credited with the idea and vision to establish the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

  16. Stefan Molyneux

    Stefan Molyneux


    Stefan Basil Molyneux (/stɛˈfɑːn ˈmɑːlɪnj/; born September 24, 1966) is a Canadian blogger. Molyneux's areas of interest include anarcho-capitalism, secular ethics, libertarianism, cryptocurrencies, and familial relationships. He is a self-published author and has spoken at libertarian conferences and on podcasts. Molyneux formerly worked in the software industry.

  17. Paul Hinman

    Paul Hinman


    Paul Hinman (born 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a provincial politician and small business entrepreneur from Alberta, Canada. He was formerly the leader of the Wildrose Alliance. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 2004 to 2008 representing the electoral district of Cardston-Taber-Warner. On September 14, 2009, Hinman returned to the Legislative Assembly by winning a by-election in Calgary-Glenmore but lost his bid for re-election on April 23, 2012.

  18. Rona Ambrose

    Rona Ambrose


    Ronalee "Rona" Ambrose, PC, MP (born March 15, 1969) is a Canadian politician. She is a Conservative Party member of the House of Commons and has represented Edmonton–Spruce Grove since the electoral district's creation in 2004. Ambrose serves as the Minister of Health and Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board Cabinet committee.

  19. George Jonas

    George Jonas


    George Jonas, CM (born June 15, 1935) is a Hungarian-born Canadian writer, poet, and journalist. A self-described classical liberal, he has authored 16 books, including the international bestseller Vengeance (1984), the story of an Israeli operation to kill the terrorists responsible for the 1972 Munich massacre. The book has been adapted for film twice, first as Sword of Gideon (1986), and more recently as Munich (2005).

  20. Peter Pocklington

    Peter Pocklington


    Peter Hugh Pocklington (born November 18, 1941) is a Canadian entrepreneur and vocal advocate of free-market capitalism. He is also a convicted felon, having pleaded guilty in the state of California to committing perjury during bankruptcy proceedings.

  21. Barbara Branden

    Barbara Branden


    Barbara Branden (née Weidman; May 14, 1929 – December 11, 2013) was a Canadian writer, editor, and lecturer, known for her relationship and subsequent break with novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand.

  22. Isabel Paterson

    Isabel Paterson


    Isabel Paterson (January 22, 1886 – January 10, 1961) was a Canadian-American journalist, novelist, political philosopher, and a leading literary and cultural critic of her day. Along with Rose Wilder Lane and Ayn Rand, who both acknowledged an intellectual debt to Paterson, she is one of the three founding mothers of American libertarianism. Paterson's best-known work, her 1943 book The God of the Machine, a treatise on political philosophy, economics, and history, reached conclusions and espoused beliefs that many libertarians credit as a foundation of their philosophy. Her biographer Stephen D. Cox (2004) believes Paterson was the "earliest progenitor of libertarianism as we know it today." In a letter of 1943, Ayn Rand wrote that The God of the Machine is a document that could literally save the world ... The God of the Machine does for capitalism what Das Kapital does for the Reds and what the Bible did for Christianity."

  23. Ron Miksha

    Ron Miksha


    Ron Miksha (March 30, 1954) is an American-Canadian beekeeper, scientist, and Canadian author.

  24. Jeff Berwick

    Jeff Berwick


    Jeff Berwick (born Jeffrey David Berwick, November 24, 1970) is a Canadian entrepreneur, libertarian and anarcho-capitalist activist.

  25. Archie Green

    Archie Green


    Archie Green (June 29, 1917 – March 22, 2009) was an American folklorist specializing in laborlore (defined as the special folklore of workers) and American folk music. Devoted to understanding vernacular culture, he gathered and commented upon the speech, stories, songs, emblems, rituals, art, artifacts, memorials, and landmarks which constitute laborlore. He is credited with winning Congressional support for passage of the American Folklife Preservation Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-201), which established the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.

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