Manitoba’s Public Insurance’s arbitrary policy to destroy cheap used cars made before 1995 ostensibly to protect the environment will hurt the environment and make it more difficult for the unemployed poor to find jobs.
The calls for a nationwide discussion on the future of health care and various proposals on how to reform the system are piling up this week.
Mayor Responds to Tax Report: Farbridge asks staff to review report that Guelph residents pay some of the highest property taxes
“Council is entering the 2011 budget planning process. This presents a great opportunity to review the findings of the report and ensure we provide good information in advance of budget setting to Council and the community.”
A Canadian think tank has embarked on an effort to satisfy the public’s growing thirst for information in a digital age where people demand instant information at their finger tips – and want a say in how they access it to boot.
The indictment of former U.S. president Donald Trump for crimes invented by his political opponents is the most egregious example yet seen of the weaponizing of the law. The United States is now full of examples. However, in Canada, we also see the law being...
OTTAWA, REGINA - Last week, two things happened that could have profound impacts on natural resources development in Saskatchewan. One is a hint the federal government might want to take control of natural resources away from the provinces, and the other is the...
The evidence from cognitive psychology clearly backs up the claim that providing a solid knowledge base to students is an essential part of a quality education.
The annual Canada Health Consumer Index evaluates healthcare-system performance in the ten provinces from the perspective of the consumer. For the third straight year, Ontario and British Columbia finish with the top scores in the CHCI’s overall rankings.
As green negotiators in Cancun ended their two-week junket it’s clear that the bureaucrats did what bureaucrats do: they kept a ‘process’ (job-creating bureaucratic gravy train) alive while doing little or nothing about the problem they were supposed to solve.
The same high prices that inspired dire fear in the first place helped to resolve them. High oil and gas prices produced a wave of investment and drilling, and technological innovation has unlocked oceans of new resources. Oil and gas from ocean bottoms, the Arctic and shale rock fields are quickly replacing tired fields in places like Mexico, Alaska and the North Sea.
Federalism’s Free Lunch: Why should Alberta taxpayers have to pay for PEI to provide students with free college?
“Maxime Bernier is right: End transfer payments to the provinces. Let Ottawa give them greater room to tax their own residents, but let provincial legislatures also have to make the tough choice to increase taxes on their own citizens if the politicians want to spend more on health, education, welfare and other provincial functions Ottawa is now subsidizing.”
Ezra Levant was interviewed after his Lunch on the Frontier speech in Winnipeg on December 2, 2010.
GM Crops: Plant breeding is like doing surgery with a chain saw, while genetic modification is like laser surgery
Crops are now designed to reduce chemical use or survive reduced water conditions, among many other possibilities. We are on the verge of having many of our pharmaceuticals grown in the field. Increasing yields will increase supply and reduce the need to go back to marginal lands.
On December 4, 2010 Michael Zwaagstra delivered his key points as to why public schools are failing to properly prepare today’s students for the real world to the attendees of the Society for Quality Education‘s (SQE) annual general meeting in downtown Toronto, mostly because, he argues, that schools refuse to fail students.
“Are you saving $14,180 a year for your pension? That is how much you would have needed to save – every year for the last 35 years – to pay yourself a pension equal to that of a federal public servant retiring today. That’s a lot of money and precisely why taxpayers are on the hook for an unfunded federal pension liability of $208 billion, according to a recent C.D. Howe Institute report.”