Troy Media – By Ian Hanington Most reality TV has little to do with the real world. But here’s an online show that will reflect what is happening in and to our world: 24 Hours of Reality will feature 24 presenters in 24 time zones talking about the climate crisis in 13 languages. It starts [...]
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Troy Media – By Todd Hirsch It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Several months ago, most economists had expected Canadian interest rates to be on a steady upward climb by now. But given the sudden economic malaise, rate hikes are solidly on hold.
Troy Media – By Karen Selick Pediatrician Karen Dockrill of Whitby, Ontario will go on trial in early October before the disciplinary committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, charged with conduct that is “disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional”.
by David J. Climenhaga Just the other day, it was said by one of the usual suspects in one of the usual places that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party of Canada now sees itself as having inherited the mantle of the country’s “natural governing party” from the woebegone Liberals.
Tory Media – By Todd Hirsch The value of one’s home is a fairly strong factor in determining consumer sentiment. Home prices are also important signals for potential buyers looking to get into the market. For both owners and buyers in Edmonton, the market this summer is summed up in one word: stable. The median [...]
Troy Media – By Pat Murphy If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results, then it’s truly time for the federal Liberals to get a grip. According to interim leader Bob Rae, Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty have a “Tea Party-type ideology.” But being an [...]
Troy Media – by Norman Leach The scene is iconic. The good guy (usually an American but substitute Canadian, Australian or British) races across a foreign city with the local police (or military) in hard pursuit. Just as the good guy is about to get caught or shot – or both – he squeaks his [...]
by David J. Climenhaga Sorry, there’s no pleasure in saying this, but the Alberta Progressive Conservatives just aren’t going to collapse in the next provincial election. On the contrary, they may very well increase their number of seats.
Labour Day warning: If you want your union and your rights in the workplace, you’d better be prepared to fight to keep them
by David J. Climenhaga This Labour Day in Canada, unions and the fundamental right of working people to be represented by them face an existential threat. Elected union leaders seem for the most part not to be prepared for this reality.
Troy Media – By Todd Hirsch With September now upon us, more than just the leaves are changing color. Effective September 1, the lowest wage a worker in Alberta can receive is $9.40 per hour, or $9.05 for servers of alcohol (where tips account for a large share of total earnings). The new minimum wage [...]