What other wine jurisdiction in the world has their whole market controlled by a government monopoly?”
Many activists and politicians promise to improve economic performance through government spending on “green jobs.” Economic theory and empirical evidence from Europe both suggest that such efforts are unlikely to strengthen the economy.
Dr. Kenneth Green and Ben Eisen review European efforts to create “green jobs” and find that these policies have done more harm than good, leading to net job losses, higher energy prices and widespread corruption.
Sydney Garrioch, the Liberal Party candidate in Churchill constituency, has raised the critical issue of water safety on First Nations. However, Garrioch is using the issue for partisan gain and not clear ideas for reform. Apparently, the Island Lake Tribal …
Graham Lane Despite innumerable inquiries, claimed reforms and repeated apologies, Canada’s indigenous situation remains unsettled, tragic and almost incalculably expensive. Mired in misery, far too many aboriginal people and communities remain trapped in dire situations while fundamental changes are neglected. …
A look at Mancur Olson’s theory of why smaller lobby groups seem to persistently outmanoeuvre the wider voting public at election time.
Sea levels have not exactly begun to fall yet, but the rate at which they are rising has slowed considerably and this deceleration has likely been occurring for the past 80 years.
Over at Watts up With that, Anthony posted a satirical post that parodies how some climate alarmists use short term noise in environmental observations to imply evidence of global warming. In this case, he uses past statements that the break up date of river ice is a good proxy for demonstrating the existence of global warming. This year, that proxy suggests that climate is cooling because the ice break up is later than 1940.
On a more serious note another post at Watts up with That notes that there is a new journal called Nature Climate Change that is now being published. It is nice to see this type of comment published in a peer reviewed climate science journal.
Climate change is the norm. If you want something to worry about, it would be if the climate were static. It would be like a person being dead.
Both Manitoba Hydro and the Manitoba Government promote the fact that Manitoba offers the lowest cost of electricity in North America. As an additional benefit, virtually all of that power is produced from renewable hydro instead of coal, natural gas or nuclear.
According to this post, the major criteria for site selection of large data centres includes low cost power, ability to use or dissipate heat, and low-cost real estate. An obvious additional category would be very high capacity, low cost and multiple path multi-gigabit fibre links to major Internet nodes across North America.
As we go into a fall election, the political parties should be challenged to identify why Manitoba is not already attracting this type of investment in data centres and what changes in government policy will enable our province to become a home to this type of business enterprise.