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Racism in Canada: Putting a face on Aboriginal discrimination

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Racism in Canada: Putting a face on Aboriginal discrimination

Social policies and systems need fundamental reform in order to address racism in Canada By Josh Griesbrecht for Troy Media Last month Maclean’s magazine published a controversial article that labelled Winnipeg Canada’s most racist city. It cut close to home for me  because I am an Aboriginal man who grew up in a predominantly white […]

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Who is Jim Prentice really listening to?

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Who is Jim Prentice really listening to?

Prentice isn’t listening to Ralph Klein’s ‘severely normal Albertans’ By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Let’s ask a simple question. When the Premier Jim Prentice of Alberta says “he is listening to Albertan’s” who is he actually listening to? We don’t really know, but we can guess. Given that he has ruled out all of the […]

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Palliative care: Its time to talk about end-of-life

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Palliative care: Its time to talk about end-of-life

Most of us do not have the means of providing palliative care for our loved ones By Ray Pennings for Troy Media Choice now trumps life as Canada’s political preference of, well, choice. For the first 149 years of our country’s existence, life had dignity and deserved the fullest protection of the law. But by […]

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Alberta financial crisis: Reality or myth?

February 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta financial crisis: Reality or myth?

The so-called $7 billion Alberta financial crisis debunked By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Does Alberta have a financial crisis? No. There is a complex answer to this question. It begins with a set of assumptions being made by the government and ends with a question of the competence of one of the longest serving governments […]

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Anti-vaccine movement: One example of misunderstood science

February 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Anti-vaccine movement: One example of misunderstood science

Clear scientific evidence vaccines are safe, but anti-vaccine proponents not listening The anti-vaccine movement likes to claim it has science on its side. Does it? Beacon News asked Dr. Glen Armstrong to review a scientific article anti-vaxxers claim links vaccines to autism. Former Playboy centrefold and American celebrity Jenny McCarthy famously claimed vaccines caused autism in […]

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Castle doctrine law for Canadian home owners?

February 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Castle doctrine law for Canadian home owners?

Castle doctrine part of English common law, concept of “an Englishman’s home is his castle” Too many times we hear a homeowner is charged by the police after a criminal home invasion. The home owner often try’s to defend himself with a weapon of his choice. After the home invasion the home owner is usually charged […]

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RCMP made mistakes seizing High River guns – report

February 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
RCMP made mistakes seizing High River guns – report

Only 11 High River gun owners complained of illegal seizures – all but one were inadvertent The RCMP watchdog has released its report on High River gun seizures during the 2013 flood and criticized Mountie leadership. Just how much outrage should Albertans be feeling? In my opinion, on a scale of one to ten on […]

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Government in Alberta: Citizens need to debate government’s role

February 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Government in Alberta: Citizens need to debate government’s role

What do you think the government in Alberta should do? By Robert Roach for Troy Media It’s no secret that, barring a sooner-than-expected and sustained upswing in oil prices, Alberta’s provincial government won’t have enough revenue to cover its expenditures next year. The shortfall could be as much as $7 billion. Does this mean that we have […]

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Governments putting the squeeze on Generation Squeeze

February 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Governments putting the squeeze on Generation Squeeze

Generation Squeeze: Retirees get 3 times more gov’t aid than younger Canadians By Paul Kershaw We’re approaching the season when governments release their budgets so it’s important to know how much government money goes to different age groups. British Columbia will be the first to table its budget on February 17, soon followed by the […]

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Assisted suicide ruling changes Canada, forever

February 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Assisted suicide ruling changes Canada, forever

Legislating physician-assisted suicide will be difficult, but adverse consequences can be mitigated By Juliet Guichon, Christopher Doig and Ian Mitchell The Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision on assisted suicide last Friday means that, soon, doctors (and only doctors) may lawfully help competent adults, who are grievously and irremediably ill, to end their lives. Even though this litigation […]

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