Grocery giant Sobeys has unveiled what it calls Canada’s first smart shopping cart at a store in Ontario. It’s a great idea for people looking for assistance in shopping and to be on their way as . . .
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently proposed a federal ban on certain single-use plastics, in an effort to protect marine life and the beauty of Canadian shores. But the proposal fails to get to. . .
When the Alberta government introduced its carbon dioxide emissions tax, ministers often claimed that if they hadn’t, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would impose his own tax, leaving taxpayers worse. . .
In 2016, the economy had one of its most difficult years, with growth at a mere 1.3 per cent. Looking forward, it doesn't get much better. The federal Department of Finance predicts economic growth. . .
WINNIPEG, Man. - Organizations advocating for family caregivers are applauding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent statement in recognition of family caregivers on National Carers Day. I'm less . . .
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Last month during band elections on the O'Chiese First Nation in central Alberta, incumbent Chief Darren Whitford won his seventh straight term after a new electoral rule, which . . .
VANCOUVER, B.C.- Many of us are guilty of failing to learn lessons from the past and then going on to repeat avoidable mistakes. Alberta's 2017 budget is a prime example of this at the government . . .
CALGARY, Alta. - In recent years, depressed commodity prices have plagued Canada's mining industry. One recent report showed that spending on exploration - the lifeblood of the industry - dropped . . .
VANCOUVER, B.C. - The recent federal budget adds fuel to the growing problem of policy uncertainty hovering over the Canadian economy. It's essentially status quo. It fails to chart a clear course . . .
TORONTO, Ont. - Canadians often express pride in our universal health system, which provides publicly-funded doctor and hospital services. We don't have to worry about filing for bankruptcy to get . . .
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.- Just when we thought we had advanced as a society, putting disgraceful intolerance behind us and embracing and celebrating our ethnic diversity, we realize we still have a long. . .
St. John's, N.L.- Newfoundland and Labrador's 2017 budget needs to correct a public finance crisis, which has been ushered in by years of high spending and big drops in oil-based revenues. It's a . . .
VANCOUVER, Troy Media/ - It's budget day in Alberta, and some interest groups, including an organization called Public Interest Alberta, want the Notley government to eliminate government funding . . .
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Over the coming weeks, the Trudeau government and several provincial governments will release budgets that will include plans to collectively spend hundreds of billions of dollars. . .
CALGARY, Alta. - A distraught young mother from British Columbia recently took her own life while in the grip of postpartum depression, leaving behind a grieving husband and infant son. She was a . . .
Nicole Letourneau and Cindy-Lee DennisMarch 12, 2017
VANCOUVER, B.C. - There's a general, indeed a strong consensus, within the economic community that a properly designed carbon tax can both reduce emissions and improve the economy. We broadly agree. . .
HALIFAX, N.S.— The New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) has released the results of a survey about various health-related public policies. Chief among its recommendations is a tax on sugary drinks.. . .
HAMILTON, Ont. — Frail and critically ill patients can safely bike in the intensive care unit, even early in their stay. These exciting findings come from an in-bed cycle program that aims to get . . .
CALGARY, Alta. — Just when you thought the state of the debate about reforming Canada's Senate couldn't get any sadder, federal Conservative Party leadership hopeful Kevin O'Leary has floated the . . .