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  • Apply Machiavelli’s lessons to contain Middle East turmoil

    Apply Machiavelli’s lessons to contain Middle East turmoil

    Only viable Middle East strategy for West is Machiavelli’s balance-of-power The 13th anniversary of the al-Qaeda attack on America took place last week. A major purpose of the attack was to draw the U.S. and, more broadly, the West into a conflict with Islam in the Middle East for which al-Qaeda claimed to speak. By engaging […]

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    | September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Russian military jets probing NORAD airspace

    Russian military jets probing NORAD airspace

    Russian military jets entered Air Defence Identification Zone 321 kms from coastline NORAD fighters, including two Canadian planes, intercepted Russian military jets off the coasts of Alaska and the Beaufort Sea Thursday. Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military jets that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday. At about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, two Canadian […]

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    | September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ukraine crisis – Is Harper getting Canada’s response right?

    Ukraine crisis – Is Harper getting Canada’s response right?

    Canada should help build Ukraine institutions and structures When the people of Ukraine learned that the Yanukovych government was moving away from EU integration and towards Russia, they staged an open revolt that drove him from power. It became evident that that the cabal around Yanukovych was siphoning billions of dollars, much of it from […]

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    | September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Mental health – 77% of Canadians feeling good, flourishing

    Mental health – 77% of Canadians feeling good, flourishing

    Religious or spiritual beliefs were important to Canadian mental health Canadians appear to be a pretty well adjusted bunch, according to a new report on Canadian mental health, which found that 77 per cent of people aged 15 or older are considered to be psychologically flourishing - feeling good about life and functioning well. The Statistics Canada […]

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    | September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Canadian manufacturing sales set record in July

    Canadian manufacturing sales set record in July

    Canadian manufacturing sales led by primary metals, transportation equipment Statistics Canada says Canadian manufacturing sales rose 2.5 per cent to $53.7 billion in July, exceeding the previous record of $53.2 billion set in July 2008. The agency says the July gain was mainly due to higher sales in the transportation equipment and primary metals industries. […]

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    | September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Provincial

Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

Medical marijuana access regulations infringe on Canadian charter rights British Columbia’s highest court is green-lighting medical marijuana in everything from oils and cookies to teas in a ruling that finds federal health laws limiting weed consumption to the dried variety is unconstitutional. The B.C. Appeal Court released its 2-1 decision on Thursday stating that medical marijuana […]

False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whales rarely seen in BC waters Efforts are underway to save a young false killer whale calf which has washed ashore on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The distressed cetacean was found in poor condition Thursday morning on North Chesterman Beach. The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has recovered the whale […]

Julie Paskall – Suspect charged in Surrey hockey mom murder

Julie Paskall – Suspect charged in Surrey hockey mom murder

Julie Paskell murder suspect Yosef Jomo Gopaul has criminal record in Ontario Authorities in British Columbia charged a suspect with second degree murder on Saturday in connection with the slaying of hockey mom Julie Paskall, a case that police said touched the hockey community across Canada. Yosef Jomo Gopaul, 27, was arrested Friday and will appear in […]

Business

Canadian manufacturing sales set record in July

Canadian manufacturing sales set record in July

Canadian manufacturing sales led by primary metals, transportation equipment Statistics Canada says Canadian manufacturing sales rose 2.5 per cent to $53.7 billion in July, exceeding the previous record of $53.2 billion set in July 2008. The agency says the July gain was mainly due to higher sales in the transportation equipment and primary metals industries. […]

WestJet now charging $25 for first luggage bag

WestJet now charging $25 for first luggage bag

WestJet says new fee expected to affect 1 in 5 of its travellers WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA) says it will charge a $25 fee for the first checked bag for passengers travelling on economy fares within Canada and also between Canada and the U.S. The new fee will apply to bookings starting Monday for travel as of Oct. 29. […]

Working women soon to outnumber men in Canada

Working women soon to outnumber men in Canada

Working women still under-represented in skilled trades The growing role of working women arguably qualifies as the most consequential socio-economic development of the past 50 years. As more women have entered the formal labour market, the productive capacity of our economy has been augmented. Indeed, increased “labour input” – more people working – has been […]

Canada

Apply Machiavelli’s lessons to contain Middle East turmoil

Apply Machiavelli’s lessons to contain Middle East turmoil

Only viable Middle East strategy for West is Machiavelli’s balance-of-power The 13th anniversary of the al-Qaeda attack on America took place last week. A major purpose of the attack was to draw the U.S. and, more broadly, the West into a conflict with Islam in the Middle East for which al-Qaeda claimed to speak. By engaging […]

Russian military jets probing NORAD airspace

Russian military jets probing NORAD airspace

Russian military jets entered Air Defence Identification Zone 321 kms from coastline NORAD fighters, including two Canadian planes, intercepted Russian military jets off the coasts of Alaska and the Beaufort Sea Thursday. Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military jets that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday. At about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, two Canadian […]

Ukraine crisis – Is Harper getting Canada’s response right?

Ukraine crisis – Is Harper getting Canada’s response right?

Canada should help build Ukraine institutions and structures When the people of Ukraine learned that the Yanukovych government was moving away from EU integration and towards Russia, they staged an open revolt that drove him from power. It became evident that that the cabal around Yanukovych was siphoning billions of dollars, much of it from […]

Opinion

Nova Scotia fracking ban sacrifices economic, social benefits

Nova Scotia fracking ban sacrifices economic, social benefits

No basis in science for Nova Scotia fracking ban The recently announced Nova Scotia fracking ban is essentially the government’s decision to exit the oil and gas business. Technically, the government is banning hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it has become known, but that will effectively end exploration for oil and gas in Nova Scotia. Premier […]

Mid-sized cities offer unique, affordable tourism experiences

Mid-sized cities offer unique, affordable tourism experiences

People flock to major cities for unique experiences they can also enjoy in mid-sized cities In theory, most of the types of activities tourists seek out can be replicated most anywhere, but people are willing to pay a large premium and go out of their way to see a show on Broadway, or eat a Philly […]

Government debt payments about to become big problem

Government debt payments about to become big problem

Government debt is out of control in Ontario Canadian government debt has risen rapidly of late and interest payments – thanks to expected rate increases – will consume an every growing portion of public sector budgets. While interest rates have remained at historic lows since the 2008-09 economic crisis and subsequent slow world economic growth, […]