Category: Opinion

  • Repair Regional Relations in Canada Before it’s too Late

    Repair Regional Relations in Canada Before it’s too Late

    If we want Canada to add up to more than the sum of its parts, we need to get our regional house in order By Robert Roach Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Canada is a big and diverse place. People, power, economic opportunities, pubic policy priorities, language and cultural nuances are not evenly […]

  • “Green Energy” Fairy Tale Turning into a Nightmare for Canada

    “Green Energy” Fairy Tale Turning into a Nightmare for Canada

    Trudeau and his paladins remain convinced that their green energy dream will come true, if only they believe hard enough By Gwyn Morgan Contributor Troy Media Once upon a time in a northern dominion called Canada, a thriving oil industry provided fuel for vehicles, trains and airplanes. There was also a large natural gas industry […]

  • Keystone XL Approval Errs on Side of Safety

    Keystone XL Approval Errs on Side of Safety

    One spill is too many but pipelines are much safer than rail for transporting oil By Kenneth P. Green, Elmira Aliakbari and Ashley Stedman The Fraser Institute State regulators in Nebraska recently approved the Keystone XL pipeline, ending nine years of regulatory and political limbo across multiple jurisdictions. TransCanada Corp. can now build its pipeline. […]

  • It’s Reefer Madness to Think Marijuana will Pay the Bills

    It’s Reefer Madness to Think Marijuana will Pay the Bills

    Marijuana legalization opponents say long-term health and social costs will be significant, through things like car accidents, and brain and lung damage By Lee Harding Research Associate Frontier Centre for Public Policy Legalize and tax marijuana and the budget will balance itself. Marijuana advocates from stoners to recreational users to the prime minister have tried […]

  • It’s the Religious Who Tend Most to Favour Diversity

    It’s the Religious Who Tend Most to Favour Diversity

    Non-believers overwhelmingly believe every religious community in Canada, especially Muslims and evangelical Christians, hurt the country By Ray Pennings Co-founder and executive vice-president Cardus Throughout autumn, the soup of our multicultural society has almost boiled over with questions about secularism and religion – of what is and isn’t allowed in contemporary public and common Canadian […]

  • Notley’s Use of ‘mansplaining’ Slurs all Men

    Notley’s Use of ‘mansplaining’ Slurs all Men

    The Alberta premier really shouldn’t be touted as a role model for young girls By Joseph Quesnel Contributor Troy Media Alberta Premier Rachel Notley must apologize to all Albertans for engaging in sexist gender stereotyping in the legislature. Instead, she’s taking a page from the state representative who seemed to think it best to make […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Dunning-Kruger Effect in Edmonton and Ottawa

    Letter to the Editor: The Dunning-Kruger Effect in Edmonton and Ottawa

    Norm Baker was the founding chairman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. He was a dirt-poor farm kid who joined the navy during WWII. After the war, he came home and learned to be an electrician, eventually starting his own company, Baker’s Electric, which at one point employed more than 100 people. Baker had a self-proclaimed […]

  • Letter to the Editor—Alberta Coal Plants and Hurricanes

    Letter to the Editor—Alberta Coal Plants and Hurricanes

    JOURNALISTIC “HIGH-PUR-BUH-LEE” Graham Thomson and the Calgary Herald (Sept 12) say that Alberta’s coal-fired electrical plants played a role in the recent hurricanes in the United States. They claim: “Climate change is… making hurricanes like Irma more powerful and more destructive.” The paper also affirms: “There is a connection between burning coal in Alberta… and [Hurricane] Irma.” […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Taxing Businesses is Taxing the Rich?

    Letter to the Editor: Taxing Businesses is Taxing the Rich?

    Businesses exist because people have invested in productive assets like land, buildings, machines, and employees. These businesses provide goods and services that are voluntarily purchased or in other words things that people need or want. Taxes decrease the productivity of businesses which means less product, less employment, less income to buy other products. Taxes decrease […]

  • Measuring Canada’s History and Those Who Helped Make Us Great

    Measuring Canada’s History and Those Who Helped Make Us Great

    It’s a conceit of every generation that they alone are free from poor judgments, intellectual shortcomings and historical myopia By Brian Lee Crowley Managing director Macdonald-Laurier Institute Should efforts to exile Canada’s pre-eminent founder, Sir John A. Macdonald, to the scrapheap of history be allowed to succeed? No. Anger at monuments and memorials misunderstands our […]

  • Putting a Muzzle on Those you Disagree With

    Putting a Muzzle on Those you Disagree With

    Mark Kingwell is vexed by the failure of democracy to silence the speech of those he disagrees with By Gerry Bowler Senior Fellow Frontier Centre for Public Policy Mark Kingwell is what is commonly called an intellectual social critic. He has an impressive list of advanced degrees and has published books on difficult topics such […]

  • Stubbs Blames Uncertainty and Hostile Conditions for Delay of Energy East

    Stubbs Blames Uncertainty and Hostile Conditions for Delay of Energy East

    WINNIPEG, MB–TransCanada has announced plans to suspend its application for the Energy East Pipeline Project, and indicated it may not proceed with the pipeline. “The decision to suspend the review process for Energy East is yet another hit for workers and their families, who depend on energy jobs. It is a vital infrastructure and nation […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Who Can We Trust With Public Money?

    Letter to the Editor: Who Can We Trust With Public Money?

    Recently, a woman on Facebook asked: “Who can we trust with public money?” She’d just learned that Brian Jean is responsible for a $322,000 deficit in the Wildrose caucus budget. She’d also learned that prior to the disclosure, Wildrose MLAs had sought clarification and information about that budget, only to be rebuffed or stonewalled. Many […]

  • Oil Companies—not Taxpayers—Should Pay to Clean Up Old Oil Wells

    Oil Companies—not Taxpayers—Should Pay to Clean Up Old Oil Wells

    Reading the news, it’s looking more likely that the government is going to be using taxpayer money to clean up old Alberta oil wells. So, oil companies pump out huge profits and then leave the mess for the taxpayer to clean up? What other industries or businesses are allowed to do this?  None. Alberta’s Orphan […]

  • Rachel Notley’s Trade Hypocrisy

    Rachel Notley’s Trade Hypocrisy

    It would be nice if the Alberta Premier could practice in Alberta what she preaches in Washington By Derek James From, Staff lawyer Canadian Constitution Foundation CALGARY, Alta. / Troy Media/ – Alberta is all abuzz. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is back from her trip to Washington. She was there to advocate for the province’s economic […]