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Environmentalists turning their backs on Atlantic Canadian prosperity

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Environmentalists turning their backs on Atlantic Canadian prosperity

Ideology of radical environmentalists hurting the region’s economic prospects By Marco Navarro-Genie for Troy Media HALIFAX, NS – Canadians everywhere have a critical role to play in keeping Canada’s economy moving forward. But while continuing to abide by our already excellent environmental standards, we must also ensure that radical environmentalists do not impair our chances […]

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Economic recovery in Greece a battle strewn with major economic hurdles

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Economic recovery in Greece a battle strewn with major economic hurdles

Dropping the euro won’t end Greece’s misery By Constantine Passaris for Troy Media Fishermen around the world have an expression: it’s time to cut bait and start fishing. Clearly the contemporary leadership of the European Union (EU) are not even amateur fishermen. The EU leaders’ summit last weekend was billed as decision time for the […]

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Alberta guaranteed annual income a long shot: Fraser Institute

July 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta guaranteed annual income a long shot: Fraser Institute

Challenges of implementing Alberta guaranteed annual income mitigate its success By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre for Troy Media VANCOUVER, BC – The old idea of a guaranteed annual income (GAI) recently received renewed attention thanks to Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi and Edmonton mayor Don Iveson. Both mayors hope the new provincial government is sympathetic to […]

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Alberta NDP need a David Dodge to guide Alberta Education

July 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta NDP need a David Dodge to guide Alberta Education

Alberta Education needs assessment of what matters most By Stephen Murgatroyd Premier Notley is making some smart moves. One of them was to ask former Governor of the Bank of Canada, David Dodge, to work with her on a financial strategy, especially given the challenging infrastructure needs of a fast growing Province. Dodge, together with others, […]

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Calgary vaping ban: City council should butt out

July 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Calgary vaping ban: City council should butt out

No scientific or health-related reason for Calgary vaping ban By Derek James From for Troy Media Calgary City Council’s proposed ban on vaping – a practice that mimics cigarette smoking using atomized vapour – in public is giving me déjà vu. You may remember that in 2013 councillors discussed banning shark fins even though they […]

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Is Stephen Harper giving away Canadian sovereignty?

June 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Is Stephen Harper giving away Canadian sovereignty?

Canadian sovereignty ‘handed out’ in FIPA, CETA, TPP By Gus Van Harten for Troy Media TORONTO – What do the European Parliament and the U.S. Congress have in common? They both have done more to protect Canadian sovereignty than our House of Commons. Since winning a majority in 2011, the Harper government has been giving […]

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Failings of monetarism giving rise to new economy of wellbeing

June 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Failings of monetarism giving rise to new economy of wellbeing

The end monetarism means and end of economics as we know it By Robert McGarvey for Troy Media The future for Alberta is filled with promise, but with the end of oil in sight realizing that promise will require new thinking and a radically different approach. The world is changing. And while many of these changes […]

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Was the Senate audit worth it?

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Was the Senate audit worth it?

Senate audit: Auditor general spent $21 million to find less than $1 million in questionable expenses By Lee Tunstall for Troy Media Consider me one of the millions of Canadians offended by the Senate spending scandal. But it’s not for the reason you might think. The senate audit cost $21 million, and less than $1 […]

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Science Matters: The values of hope and happiness

June 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Science Matters: The values of hope and happiness

Materialistic values undermine wellbeing By David Suzuki and Aryne Sheppard Reading the news, it’s hard not to feel a growing sense of unease. The threat of terrorism, growing instability and conflict overseas, a shooting on Parliament Hill last October and uncertainty about the economy diminish our collective feelings of safety and security. To this we add […]

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Canadian scientists urged to speak out against unscientific ‘evidence’

June 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian scientists urged to speak out against unscientific ‘evidence’

Canadian scientists should fight erroneous ideas that, like zombies, just won’t die By Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski for Troy Media At a time when many government scientists in Canada are being muzzled, talking to the media may be a scary prospect for many researchers. Yet some academics are calling on their peers to speak out in the […]

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