Category: Opinion

Oklahoma City: What we can learn from the city that lost a million pounds

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Oklahoma City: What we can learn from the city that lost a million pounds

Oklahoma City raised money to build infrastructure that gave residents alternatives to driving By Steve Lafleur for The Frontier Centre for Public Policy There are two types of people in Canadian cities: people who hate cars, and people who hate cyclists. Or so the perception goes. While it is true that many cities have seen bitter […]

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Harnessing the power of ‘citizen science': Suzuki

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Harnessing the power of ‘citizen science': Suzuki

Citizen science fills the gaps in government and university-led science By David Suzuki for Troy Media Our ancestors may not have called themselves “citizen scientists” or organized to collect data for scientific inquiry, but they were keen observers of the natural world. Their survival often depended on being able to tease apart nature’s complexity – […]

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Alberta PC party by-election wins: Hope over experience?

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta PC party by-election wins:  Hope over experience?

Alberta PC victories – is Alberta under new management or does the old machine just have a new head mechanic? Alberta Premier Jim Prentice said the PC by-election sweep was “a clear victory of optimism over negativity,” and that “Alberta is under new management.” One wonders. Perhaps the results were more akin to what Oscar […]

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Canadian homelessness: A national crisis

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian homelessness: A national crisis

Canadian homelessness costs the Canadian economy over $7 billion annually Troy Media by Jino Distasio Homelessness in Canada remains a national crisis despite the best efforts of social groups, housing advocates and all levels of government. In the 2014 State of Homelessness in Canada Report Card released recently, the most startling number remains that on […]

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Canadian tax relief should top agenda – Fraser Institute

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian tax relief should top agenda – Fraser Institute

Canadian tax relief called for after years of battling budget deficits Troy Media By Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios After seven years of budget deficits and over $160 billion in new debt, the federal government confirmed in its financial update Wednesday that it expects to record a surplus next year. With the deficit set for elimination, […]

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Janet Keeping: Change is possible, even in Alberta

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Janet Keeping:  Change is possible, even in Alberta

Janet Keeping says Alberta can move from a destructive to nurturing path Troy Media By Janet Keeping Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with these inspirational words: “The fall of the Wall has shown us that dreams can come true. . . . Nothing has to […]

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IPCC says we must reduce dependence on fossil fuels

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
IPCC says we must reduce dependence on fossil fuels

IPCC says we face further warming and long-lasting changes in climate systems if we do not reduce use of fossil fuels Troy Media By David Suzuki It’s become a cliché to say that out of crisis comes opportunity. But there’s no denying that when faced with crises, we have choices. The opportunity depends on what […]

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How to fight ‘Fearbola’ in Canada

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
How to fight ‘Fearbola’ in Canada

Fearbola – Communication between public health officials and frontline healthcare workers critical By S. Michelle Driedger for Troy Media ‘Fearbola’ is the recent term being used to describe widespread public fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States. ‘Fearbola’ is said to spread easily through conversation or even from simply seeing images and videos about […]

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Canadian alcohol reform – distribution rules changing

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian alcohol reform – distribution rules changing

Canadian alcohol reform indicative of end of moral state By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media The provincial rule books governing the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages are changing. Recently the B.C. Government announced details of which stores will be eligible to stock booze in 2015. The Saskatchewan Government is planning to implement similar changes. […]

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Canadian environmental rights movement building: David Suzuki

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian environmental rights movement building: David Suzuki

Canadian environmental rights about ensuring companies, governments maintain highest standards for human health and well-being By Dr. David Suzuki for Troy Media The idea of a right to a healthy environment is gaining traction at Canada’s highest political levels. NDP MP Linda Duncan recently introduced “An Act to Establish a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights” […]

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