The lack of property rights is one cause of Aboriginal poverty. This speech suggests it blocks that community from participating in the real economy.
Feds Lay an Egg: 2002 Rural Policy Front
New federal policies in 2002, designed with urban Canadian voters in mind, continued to sideswipe Rural Canada
Is the Traditional Library Obsolete?
Having witnessed so many changes over just a few generations, might we not ask if it is time to rethink the traditional library and its modus operandi?
Saving Public Libraries
Tight budgets forced municipalities to look for alternate solutions to preserving library services. Some have turned to privatization to not only reduce costs, but to maintain or even expand the quality and quantity of their library services.
Alberta Politics and Empty Promises of Health-care Solutions
The writ has been dropped and Albertans are off to the polls on May 29. That leaves just four weeks for political leaders and voters to sort out what is arguably the most divisive, yet significant, issue for this election - health care. On Day 2, NDP leader Rachel...
There’s Nothing Fair About Canadian Health Care
For the past 14 years, Vancouver surgeon Dr. Brian Day has led the charge for health-care reform, pushing for the right of patients to pay for private care if their health and well-being are threatened as a result of waiting in a stagnant and overburdened public...
Transformers: More than Meets the Eye
The path to net zero, based on the much disputed belief that carbon dioxide is a pollution, is more steep and impractical than most people realize. Replacing fossil fuels with clean electricity will require much more power generation and a greatly upgraded grid to...
A guide to assorted Luddites, labor monopolists, muddled intellectuals and otherworldly pietists who kept resisting modernity even as it overwhelmed them.
Stop crying over free market milk
Canadian dairy farmers want the federal government to further protect them from that free-market phenomenon known as competition.
Ontario Rent Control Lessons
Reader feedback on the damage caused by rent control in Ontario
Legislation is only as good as the public sector’s implementation. In Canada, that’s not so good
U.S. Protests Mexi-Canadian Overpass
After nearly nine years of construction, the Mexi-Canadian Overpass, the controversial $4.3 trillion highway overpass linking Guadalupe and Winnipeg, was finally completed last week, drawing harsh criticism from U.S. citizens and officials alike.
Yes Virginia, Electricity Markets Can Work
Successful electricity market reforms in many places have been overshadowed by poorly executed deregulation attempts in California and Ontario.
Kyoto Spin Machine Triumphs
“Taken by Storm,” a new book by Christopher Essex, a mathematician, and Ross McKitrick, an economist, exposes how politics overwhelmed the science of climate change behind the Kyoto Accord.
Rise of the Bohemian class
It’s not coal mines or harbours that determine the prosperity of a city or a nation anymore. It’s creativity.