Mr. Driessen calls this “eco-imperialism,” an effective term that appeals to the disdain for the domination of vulnerable or weak societies by the more powerful. This resonates with rural Canadians, especially those engaged in the fur trade and commercial forestry, some of whom are the chief victims of this sort of arrogance.
Good Riddance 2004
The year 2004 was very challenging for the farm sector.
Can Quebeckers still afford their economic development model?
The solution may lie, as it did 40 years ago, with Hydro-Québec. Mr. Fortin advocates steady increases in domestic electricity prices to spur conservation at home and free up energy surpluses for the lucrative export market. For former Liberal minister Claude Castonguay, Quebec Inc.’s eminence grise, the future might lie in Hydro-Québec’s partial privatization. The $20-billion to $25-billion the government could pocket by selling a third of the utility would seriously alleviate Quebec’s debt burden.
Choice will be healthy for the NHS
We are, as a nation, spending a great deal more to get a small improvement in the service, because there are too few incentives to guarantee value for money. Sound familiar? The resistance to consumer choice in healthcare rests on the argument that only the informed and the assertive would benefit. But in a system that permits choice, there is an incentive for more and more people to become informed and assertive (and even those who don’t, benefit from the power of those who do).
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...
DeSmedt’s Amalgamation Folly
The City of Winnipeg should be eager to sell services to surrounding muncipalities, not eager to gobble them up based on the false dogma of amalgamation.
Marketing Manitoba Public Schools – PowerPoint
Sandra Sukhan’s powerpoint slides on marketing the Sunrise School Division to international students.
Winnipeg, satellites well policed: report
Statistics Canada’s report on Police Resources in Canada 2004 said among census metropolitan areas over 500,000 population, Winnipeg had the most police per 100,000 population, with 179 officers. Winnipeg was followed by Toronto at 173 officers.
The Greatest Canadian Supported User Fees
Tommy Douglas advocated healthcare user fees.
Labour plans power for the people
Expanding choice is about enhancing equity and opportunity, not undermining it according Alan Milburn, New Labour Cabinet Minister.
Wal-Mart Helps the Poor
The main beneficiaries of Wal-Mart’s low-price policy are the poor, who can now afford products that would be out of their reach but not for Wal-Mart, improving their lives and raising their standard of living.
Paul Driessen, Author of Eco-Imperialism
The tactics and motives of environmental groups are hypocritical and destructive.
Former Sierra Club member warns Manitobans about environmental lobby
The North American environmental movement has lost its compass, and the misinformation many of its groups are spreading is costing millions of lives in third world countries, said author and former environmentalist Paul Driessen.