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Milke to NDP: Remember these facts to keep Alberta prosperous

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Milke to NDP: Remember these facts to keep Alberta prosperous

Alberta economic numbers didn’t occur by accident By Mark Milke for Troy Media  In a famous explanation of why voters choose the governments they do, a 1990s-era adviser to Bill Clinton remarked, “It’s the economy, stupid.” That’s not wholly accurate; voters toss parties out (and vote parties in) on matters other than unemployment rates and incomes. The recent Alberta […]

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How the 3 Canadian political parties compare in support for families

May 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
How the 3 Canadian political parties compare in support for families

Canadian political parties should revisit social spending priorities By Paul Kershaw for Troy Media Family policy is front and centre in the lead up to the October federal election. The Conservatives and the NDP have already weighed in, putting billions on the table. Facing critique he favours style over substance, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau now offers some […]

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Some economic advice for Premier-designate Rachel Notley

May 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Some economic advice for Premier-designate Rachel Notley

Rachel Notley should conduct comprehensive audit of Alberta’s resources By Mark Anielski If I were sitting with Premier-designate Rachel Notley advising her on the economy and the next budget, I would first recommend that she base her decisions on evidenced-based governance. But to accomplish this, she must start by gathering the facts. Notley would have […]

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Alberta NDP draws young votes, but spends on retirees

May 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta NDP draws young votes, but spends on retirees

Alberta NDP follows pattern set by PCs in support for younger Albertans By Paul Kershaw for Troy Media Alberta’s recently elected NDP enjoyed more support among younger Albertans than any other party, according to polls. Perhaps these younger voters had a hand in deciding the historic result. There is some irony, then, that the NDP platform […]

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Which economic path will the Alberta NDP government take?

May 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Which economic path will the Alberta NDP government take?

Alberta NDP fiscal path will shape future, prosperity of Albertans By Charles Lammam and Jason Clemens for Troy Media Once the euphoria of the Alberta NDP’s historic election victory subsides, Premier-elect Notley and her leadership team will have to make a fundamental decision about the fiscal-policy path the new government will pursue. This decision will shape the immediate and future […]

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Where are the ABC candidates in deep southeast Calgary?

April 30, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Where are the ABC candidates in deep southeast Calgary?

Kim Page Gluckie says only PC incumbent, no ABC candidates have campaigned in her area I feel forgotten by all parties but the PCs in my large suburban ward in deep south east Calgary. I am sure I am not the only one. I have not had my door knocked, nor literature left behind, by […]

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Saguenay ruling strikes religious and non-religious balance

April 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saguenay ruling strikes religious and non-religious balance

Supreme Court Saguenay ruling does not make Canada an atheist state By Peter Stockland for Troy Media Before the Supreme Court’s recent Saguenay ruling becomes shorthand for assaults on religious freedom in Canada, the point needs making that it is a thoughtful, fair-minded, and overall welcome decision. As with any judgment that must walk the fraught […]

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Federal government doesn’t owe Ontario or Alberta more money

April 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Federal government doesn’t owe Ontario or Alberta more money

To cover own failures, premiers may blame woes on the federal government By Mark Milke for Troy Media In a year when two heavyweight provinces, Ontario and Alberta, which together constitute 55 per cent of Canada’s GDP, are running substantial deficits, there are three ways to reduce the red ink. Strategy one: cut (and reform) spending, something […]

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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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