Year: 2011

Alberta Fracking Regulation

Alberta is looking at updating its regulatory framework for hydraulic fracturing practices. As a farmer and rural land owner, I particularly like the idea of having baseline studies of ground water quality done before development occurs.  This is an essential...

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Make Immigration Break Even

The Canadian government recently announced a moratorium on immigration applications for parents and grandparents of Canadians under the family reunification program. But rather than eliminating the program, as many opponents have urged, the government should instead find a way to ensure that sponsors are bearing its full costs. A reasonable way to reconcile concerns would be to charge an entrance fee to sponsored parents and grandparents through the family reunification program.