Category: Opinion

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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Canadian healthcare prioritizing patients vs US rationing of care based on income

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian healthcare prioritizing patients vs US rationing of care based on income

Canadian healthcare prioritized for patients, US healthcare rationed based on income By Trudy Lieberman for Troy Media As an American journalist sitting in a Toronto coffee bar, I began chatting with people about their healthcare system. One employee taking people’s orders was about to go off duty and sat down to visit. “I’m tired of […]

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Climate change: It’s not the science, it’s the policy

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Climate change: It’s not the science, it’s the policy

The real issue is less the “disease” than it is the proposed treatment for climate change By Kenneth P. Green for Troy Media The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest “Synthesis Report” drawing together the findings of the most recent three-volume set of the Fifth Assessment Report. The Assessment Report […]

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Canadian terrorist attacks need not induce terror

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian terrorist attacks need not induce terror

Canadian terrorist attacks described as the work of stray dogs, not lone wolves By Barry Cooper for Troy Media Terrorist attacks aim to induce fear, anxiety, panic and hysteria – terror – in a target population that is far greater than the physical damage or number of persons killed would otherwise warrant. Such attacks always […]

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