— Staff — Peter Holle President Peter Holle is the founding President of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, an award-winning western Canadian based public policy think tank.
Make the scofflaws pay. And if they won’t pay, punish ’em. There’s an understandable lack of public sympathy for deadbeats such as parents who skip out on family support payments or drivers who rack up huge parking ticket fines. And …
Public debate continues over unpaid internships for students. Unpaid internships can provide new work experiences and help students meet university or college requirements. However, reasonable people often consider them to be exploitation of young people. Consequently, some groups, such as …
According to Auditor-General Michael Ferguson’s recently released Fall Report, “significant weaknesses” continue at Transport Canada. These weaknesses have been flagged for some time, dating back a dozen years to when the federal government adopted a new rail safety regime, known …
The real reason for the collapse of embryonic civil society in Egypt appears to be poorly understood.
Within this excellent article in the UK The Telegraph , by the Editor of The Spectator Fraser Nelson “It is capitalism, not democracy, that the Arab world needs most” ( h/t Australian Institute of Public Affairs … Hey… what did I miss? newsletter ) , the real reasons for this failure are explained.
For the better part of a year, Canadian officials and executives watched from afar as a shale-oil boom exploded south of the border. But it wasn’t until last fall that the full impact of the U.S. energy boom hit the provincial government here in the heart of Canada’s oil patch. Around October, prices for Canadian bitumen—a heavy crude from the country’s vast oil sands developments—tanked, walloping the economy of America’s largest supplier of foreign oil, its biggest trading partner and one of its closest allies.
“As housing officials work toward the city’s ambitious plan to obliterate homelessness in Lethbridge in five years, philosophies must change and traditional community planning models be tossed aside.”
The policy responses to homelessness, while numerous, have not addressed the primary cause: the restrained supply of private housing, which for the last two decades has been a significant reason the homeless proportion of the population has grown so rapidly.
Further research and creative remedies will be needed if Alberta’s landowners are not to pay a disproportionate price for infrastructure and environmental regulation.
- Page 1 of 2