Why don’t we set up our own employment insurance system in the west?
The Buffalo Commons…Revisited
The concept of settling on the prairies was a failed experiment…..NOT!
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...
Audit and Review Required
It is time to review the role of Canada Mortgage and Housing in the Canadian economy
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...
The Cuban Revolution Moves Forward
Cuba takes steps to expand private sector operations in their country.
A Law and Order Christmas Story
From Ottawa a response of police that demonstrates care. I applaud the actions of the Ottawa police for demonstrating exceptional service to the community and sharing the Christmas spirit.
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.
Self Brewing in Nova Scotia
Tommy Douglas declare alcohol as bad
Chongqing, Bangalore and Canada: Reform will lead way to success
David MacKinnon discusses the benefits of rapid economic growth in developing countries like China and India, as well as the challenges facing Canada in an increasingly competitive global economic environment.
Report Gives Province Healthy Rating
New Brunswick is one of the top health-care performers in Canada in terms of patient outcomes and wait times according to a new report released Tuesday by a national policy group.
Reductions to Transfer Payments Possible
The Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, introduced yesterday the idea of pegging tranfer payments to economic growth. As a result, transfer payments could be reduced by a third five years from now, assuming current rate of growth.
Canada Health Consumer Index 2011
The Canada Health Consumer Index compares the performance of Canada’s ten provincial healthcare systems from the perspective of the consumer.