Category: Opinion

Activists use faulty data to condemn Alberta coal industry

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Activists use faulty data to condemn Alberta coal industry

Alberta coal industry monitored by ground, satellite monitors Troy Media by Michelle Stirling-Anosh  Over a decade ago, Dr. Ross McKitrick, economist from the University of Guelph, ran an experiment. At the time, eco-activists were demanding a shut-down of coal-fired power plants, claiming emissions were killing children who had asthma. McKitrick took the Illness Cost of […]

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Canadian grocery stores reinvented to suit vastly different demands

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian grocery stores reinvented to suit vastly different demands

Canadian grocery stores adapt to meet seniors’, millennials, different ethnic needs and food trends By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media For decades, Canadian consumers have been accustomed to the traditional grocery store where you purchase most of your groceries under one roof once a week or every other week. That model, which emerged in the 1960s, is […]

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Get nasty in war against the Islamic State

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Get nasty in war against the Islamic State

Islamic State compared to Nazi Germany By Barry Cooper for Troy Media According to international law, the systematic murders of Christians, Kurds, Shia, and “heretic” Sunnis by the Islamic State are genocidal acts. Western countries have tolerated genocide in the recent past – in Rwanda, for example. But unlike Rwanda, we are at war with […]

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First Nations taxation could improve quality of life for band members

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
First Nations taxation could improve quality of life for band members

First Nations taxation may help secure funding for long-term projects By Joseph Quesnel, Frontier Centre for Public Policy With the recent implementation of the First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA), this may be an excellent opportunity to raise another issue of contention—that of First Nations taxation. If First Nations governments were to tax their reserve base […]

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Disclose everything: Media and the new transparency

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Disclose everything: Media and the new transparency

Disclose, disclose, and then disclose some more, says blogger Duncan Kinney Remember when the reputations of two of Canada’s most well known journalists, Rex Murphy and Peter Mansbridge, were besmirched because they failed to disclose that they were paid by Canada’s largest oil and gas lobbying organization to speak at events? I do. If only there was a series of […]

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Fracking a force for environmental, economic good

| September 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
Fracking a force for environmental, economic good

Fracking is not an evil to be banned, but a social good to be embraced, says Kerr What if you heard that there was a new technology – hint: think fracking –  that could significantly lower energy costs, allowing manufacturing to flourish? Would your reaction be to go out and invest in that technology today? […]

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Government waste is inevitable, get over it already

| September 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
Government waste is inevitable, get over it already

Don’t spend more reducing government waste than you’re wasting - Ellenberg Tales of government waste make for excellent news headlines. Bev Oda’s infamous $16 orange juice probably got more media attention than the $45 billion F35 procurement debacle. Part of the reason is that is that people understand the value and cost of orange juice. It […]

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Islam in fight for its very soul, West picks right side – Crowley

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Islam in fight for its very soul, West picks right side – Crowley

Conflict “chiefly a civil war for control of Islam” Who speaks for Islam? You might think this is a question for that faith’s adherents to work out, and in normal times that would be the correct answer. But these are not normal times. Western politicians and editorialists, for example, seem quite content to make ex cathedra […]

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Mayors Robertson, Corrigan: Stay out of resources debate

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mayors Robertson, Corrigan: Stay out of resources debate

Robertson in Vancouver, Corrigan in Burnaby opposing pipelines, tankers, coal exports It is a curious phenomenon for those who watch municipal elections in the Lower Mainland to see resource development become such a large part of the campaigns. For the most part, the resources being debated are not located in Vancouver nor the surrounding area and some […]

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Alberta Human Rights Act still oppressing gays

| September 7, 2014 | 2 Comments
Alberta Human Rights Act still oppressing gays

Alberta Human Rights Act sect. 11.1 should be changed immediately – Keeping Most parts of the Alberta Human Rights Act are intended – just as you would expect – to protect human dignity, the root goal of human rights law. Its main purpose is to make discrimination illegal in access to public goods and services, rental accommodation and […]

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