Walk into an elementary school classroom and you will probably see a lot of books on the shelf. Take a closer look and you will often find a coloured dot, a number, or a letter on each book’s spine. Those dots, numbers, and letters show the reading level of each book....
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Progressive Trade, Regressive Results
If Brett Wilson were still taking business pitches on Dragon’s Den, he would never partner with Canada’s trade negotiators. During a recent television interview, he openly wondered whether or not the negotiators were “delusional, naïve, or stupid.” It seems he settled...
End the ‘War On Coal’
Far from being a threat, coal continues to bring health, welfare and prosperity to billions At the recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on withdrawing the “Clean Power Plan,” anti-coal activists were out in force: the...
The Urban Revival Is An Urban Myth, And The Suburbs Are Surging
The past decade has seen a gusher of books arguing for and detailing the supposed ascendency of dense urban cores, like the inimitable Edward Glaeser’s influential Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and...
Borders, Boundaries and Walls, Part 1 of 2
While boundaries have traditionally, at least within the context of geographic statehood, represented physical demarcations, they have a much broader significance. Borders are essential declarations of sovereignty, but boundaries are equally social, political, and...
Time to Get Out of Our Echo Chambers
Everyone likes positive affirmation. It’s nice knowing that while the rest of the world has gone crazy, your friends have your back. It feels even better when you have thousands of friends agreeing with everything you say. Frankly, that is the power of social media,...
Manitoba Crown Corporation Proposal for Rural and Remote Internet Provision: Unnecessary and Harmful
The New Democratic Party, the Opposition in the Manitoba legislature, has proposed the creation of a new Crown corporation to provide high-speed internet service to rural and remote communities, particularly First Nations communities, in that province. This idea is...
26 Organisations Form Global Coalition to Challenge Unjustified Alarmism
The level of misinformation grows daily and the hysteria intensifies. But rational voices are finally to beginning to cut through the propaganda and make themselves heard in an organized way.
Tim Ball, Historical Climatologist
Canada’s most courageous global warming skeptic reviews the evidence on carbon dumping and climate change, and assesses the prospects for intelligent, fact-based climate science free of politicized charades.
We’ve Got Pension Tension
Will government-funded plans be there when we need ’em? Many of us don’t think so . . .
An Economic Suicide Pact for Europe and the US
Europeans have worked themselves into such a lather over “climate chaos” that they’ve set themselves up for a head-on collision between eco-ideology and economic reality.
Energy Diet For a Starving World?
Marlo Lewis’ reply to Al Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth”.
The Global Poor Are Getting Richer, Faster
Some good news from the Global Economics Prospects 2007 report by the World Bank,
Climate Change – Fact or Fear?
Climate change has been a common thing for milleniums but to what degree it will change and why it changes drastically are the questions.
Seeing the Wood
A new way of counting trees finds more of them than was thought.