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Homelessness shouldn’t be a crime

September 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Homelessness shouldn’t be a crime

The outcome of several legal decisions might just change the way we view homelessness By Jino Distasio for Troy Media WINNIPEG, MB – As humans, we need to sleep. Yet, on both sides of the border, “sleeping” can be considered a criminal act – especially if you are homeless and have no place to rest […]

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Disabled voters need to call the government’s bluff

August 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Disabled voters need to call the government’s bluff

“Disabled voters don’t need healthcare bureaucrats’ permission to have civil rights” By Paul Caune One of the tricks the BC Government uses to not meet the reasonable expectations of disabled voters is asserting that such expectations are either against policy or unreasonable. When the Government asserts that what disabled voters want is impossible, more often […]

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Wait times drag Canadian health care outcomes down

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wait times drag Canadian health care outcomes down

It will take political courage to improve Canada’s health care system By Robert L. Brown for Troy Media I spent my life teaching actuarial science at a university. As a result, I calculated lots of numbers: averages, expected values, variances. But, they were only numbers. What I didn’t see was the individual human story behind […]

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Morgan Wheeldon, former NDP candidate, exposes Mulcair’s true colours

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Morgan Wheeldon, former NDP candidate, exposes Mulcair’s true colours

Wheeldon stands for democratic process, free speech. Why doesn’t Tom Mulcair? Morgan Wheeldon was recently forced to resign by leader Tom Mulcair for truthful and accurate comments about Israel he made prior to be selected as an NDP candidate. Isn’t this the sort of behaviour we usually associate with Stephen Harper? The now former standard […]

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Disabled Voters Need To Stop Being Nice

August 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Disabled Voters Need To Stop Being Nice

Disabled voters face sea of red tape By Paul Caune  Governments of various stripes have claimed they have cut the red tape strangling the citizens, yet disabled voters remain up to their chins in a bureaucratic swamp. One of the heaviest burdens put on disabled voters by our Government is the ordeal of endless meetings.  […]

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Rick Hansen thinks Canada needs a Disabilities Act

August 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rick Hansen thinks Canada needs a Disabilities Act

Disabilities Act would ensure accessibility, inclusion and equal opportunity By Paul Caune Rick Hansen has urged “all [federal] parties to support the enactment of legislation to make accessibility and inclusion a reality throughout Canada.” On July 29, 2015, the Man in Motion issued a press release “urging government leaders, influencers and the public to support […]

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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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