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Federal budget another blow to generational equity

April 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Federal budget another blow to generational equity

Federal budget out funds those 65+ over 45 and younger By Paul Kershaw for Troy Media Federal budget 2015 spends more on grandma’s medical care and income security, while asking grandma to contribute less to paying for these benefits. It may sound like a reverent thing to do for one’s elders. But it is a blow […]

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Federal government budget lacks big picture thinking

April 22, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Federal government budget lacks big picture thinking

Federal government budget does not give Canada the economic shot in the arm it needs By Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios for Troy Media In many ways Tuesday’s federal government budget wasn’t all that surprising. Many of the government’s key initiatives were already announced (the so-called “Family Tax Cut” package) or telegraphed as part of the […]

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Supreme Court gun ruling good for lawful gun owner: Opinion

April 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Supreme Court gun ruling good for lawful gun owner: Opinion

Supreme Court gun ruling rejects PM’s tough on crime agenda Supreme Court of Canada rejection of Harper’s tough on crime agenda good for the lawful gun owner. The top court of Canada struck down Harper’s mandatory minimums for gun offences.  Harper’s law was deemed unconstitutional as the law was labelled Cruel and Unusual. The  top court […]

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Mike Duffy trial: Part of Harper’s plan do abolish the Senate

April 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mike Duffy trial: Part of Harper’s plan do abolish the Senate

Mike Duffy sacrifice indicates a shift in the PM’s attitude toward the Senate By Robert McGarvey for Troy Media The Crown prosecutor’s argument seems to be “well, Mike Duffy broke the Senate’s expense rules; he must be punished to the full extent of the law for his heinous crimes.” The problem for most Canadians is […]

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Alberta budget: Prentice misses golden opportunity

April 7, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Alberta budget: Prentice misses golden opportunity

Alberta budget should have treated oil and gas royalties like a return on equity By Mark Anielski for Troy Media Premier Jim Prentice missed an important opportunity with this year’s budget to open a new chapter in Alberta’s economic future: if only he had been as bold as Peter Lougheed had been. It was in the 1970s […]

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Alberta budget leaves PCs vulnerable

April 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta budget leaves PCs vulnerable

Wildrose Party fortunes revived following Alberta budget By Barry Cooper for Troy Media Harold Wilson, one of the craftiest of British Prime Ministers, once remarked that a week is a long time in politics. At no time has such Machiavellian insight received stronger endorsement than this past week in Alberta. The Alberta budget exposed the […]

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The sad state of universities

April 6, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The sad state of universities

Universities are losing focus and character in the name of compliance, correctness and cash By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media There is a quiet but important scandal brewing in our universities. The symptoms of this scandal burst out occasionally, most recently at the University of Western Ontario, where the symptom is the $1 million a […]

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Buck up Alberta, you’ve got more than oil

April 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Buck up Alberta, you’ve got more than oil

Plucky entrepreneurial spirit in Alberta, good people By Joni Avram for Troy Media The year I settled in Calgary, it snowed in July. I thought I’d fallen into a cold version of hell. Adding to my misery, it was the early 90s and the oil and gas industry was in another big slump. Every week […]

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Prentice chooses Getty philosophy over Klein way

March 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prentice chooses Getty philosophy over Klein way

Prentice further erodes Alberta Advantage By Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios With tumbling oil prices and resource revenues, Premier Jim Prentice had a choice when he delivered Alberta’s 2015 budget. He could emulate former premier Don Getty and raise taxes or follow the Ralph Klein playbook and reduce spending. Prentice chose Getty, and in the process, […]

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Oil, no matter the price, is never cheap

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Oil, no matter the price, is never cheap

Oil, from an environmental perspective, has never been cheap. By Ray Grigg for Troy Media Hell’s Gate is a much more interesting way of thinking about oil than price. But value depends on what is meant by “price”. Since most people will think of dollar value, and this is the current subject of interest, cheap […]

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