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BC land claims: Gov’t needs to address land claims to increase investments

February 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
BC land claims: Gov’t needs to address land claims to increase investments

BC land claims greatest deterrent to investment in BC By Ravina Bains and Taylor Jackson for Troy Media More than 10,700 British Columbians were employed in the mining sector in 2013 with an average salary and benefits totalling $114,600. That same year, the mining industry contributed $511 million in revenues to the B.C. government. In spite […]

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Vaccinations: What happened to real science?

February 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vaccinations: What happened to real science?

Measles vaccinations do not cause autism. Period. By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Twenty per cent of adult Canadians think that the measles vaccine causes autism, according to a survey of some 3,000 people conducted by Mainstreet Technologies. They are wrong. There is not a shred of scientifically credible evidence to support this view, but it […]

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Calgary housing market at the tipping point?

February 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Calgary housing market at the tipping point?

What’s Next For the Calgary Housing Market? By Don R. Campbell Seems like a simple question, and one that everyone seems to be ‘forecasting.’ (in this case with a key missing variable, they are actually more ‘guessing than forecasting). So let’s combine a look at  some proven research, some previous Real Estate Cycle results and […]

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The critical need for endangered species law reform

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
The critical need for endangered species law reform

Failure of endangered species law reform broken into two sections: process and science By Elizabeth Nickson, Frontier Centre for Public Policy As the federal election looms, a hailstorm of criticism is being launched against the Harper government’s failure on environmental issues. Already the media has informed us that we are not protecting our caribou and that Canada is […]

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David Suzuki: Canada trading away its environmental rights

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
David Suzuki: Canada trading away its environmental rights

David Suzuki says Canada is under threat from free-trade agreements By David Suzuki for Troy Media In 1997, Canada restricted import and transfer of the gasoline additive MMT because it was a suspected neurotoxin that had already been banned in Europe. Ethyl Corp., the U.S. multinational that supplied the chemical, sued the government for $350 […]

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Instead of electioneering, Jim Prentice knows what should be done

January 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Instead of electioneering, Jim Prentice knows what should be done

Jim Prentice should be enhancing province’s welfare By Phil Elder for Troy Media What does the collapse of Alberta’s opposition parties mean? First, Rachel Notley’s NDP has to be seen as the big winner. What other opposition party has the record, the money and organization? She’ll get more seats, at least in Edmonton. Not so much […]

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Ontario greenbelt could drive up home prices, reduce land value

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ontario greenbelt could drive up home prices, reduce land value

Ontario greenbelt – a plan to reign in urban growth By Kenneth P. Green, Ian Herzog and Josef Filipowicz Canada’s largest cities are growing rapidly and what were once sparsely populated rural areas are quickly becoming city neighbourhoods. Driving north of Toronto, for example, brings you through cities like Vaughan and Brampton, which have more than doubled […]

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Tax hikes not the way to fund Metro Vancouver transit plans

January 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tax hikes not the way to fund Metro Vancouver transit plans

Metro Vancouver transit needs to control spending By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre for Troy Media This spring’s mail-in plebiscite to Metro Vancouver residents will essentially ask voters if they’re willing to pay $250 million more in sales taxes each year to fund the $7.5 billion expanded transit system proposed by a council of the region’s […]

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Health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet more fad than fact

January 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet more fad than fact

Many studies on the Mediterranean diet, none definitive By Dr. John Sloan, Family physician for Troy Media It’s hard to find anyone these days who doesn’t hate junk food. And an awful lot of people also swear by something called the Mediterranean Diet, often considered junk food’s opposite. Everyone is convinced: junk food is killing; […]

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Oil prices drop as global warming rises

January 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Oil prices drop as global warming rises

Low oil prices: No better time to introduce a carbon tax By David Suzuki for Troy Media With oil prices plunging from more than $100 a barrel last summer to below $50 now, the consequences of a petro-fuelled economy are hitting home – especially in Alberta, where experts forecast a recession. The province’s projected budget surplus […]

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