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  • How Canada can tax carbon efficiently

    Carbon tax should replace other, less efficient policies with the same objective and be offset by cuts in other taxes

    Germain BelzileJuly 7, 2019

  • Opinion - Single-use plastic ban won’t solve waste problem

    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. . .

    Robert P. MurphyJuly 1, 2019

  • How high taxes create crime and hurt society

    Excessive taxes that encourage smuggling and black market activity are a significant policy issue in Canada

    Matthew LauMay 17, 2019

  • Climate-change strategy offers Sheer a way to win election

    As the federal election approaches, the Liberal government’s record has become increasingly more difficult to defend. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise in the last election that he would . . .

    Gwyn MorganMay 17, 2019

  • Canada’s trade deal should proceed despite China’s wrongdoings

    Trade sanctions are blunt, costly instruments. They should only be used as a last resort

    Fergus HodgsonMay 3, 2019

  • Canada can only lose in a trade war with China

    From canola to peas and soybeans, the Chinese are using our commodities as bargaining chips in a diplomatic dispute

    Sylvain CharleboisMay 3, 2019

  • Jody Wilson-Raybould’s deeply Canadian courage

    The former minister has demonstrated quality we should all be proud of. And the system shows it can deal with such honesty.

    Peter Stockland / Senior writer / CardusMarch 1, 2019

  • Another province calls Trudeau’s carbon tax bluff

    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. . .

    Paige MacPhersonJanuary 11, 2018

  • Taxing meat is an unpalatable proposition

    Arguing that meat is the new tobacco is sensationalist nonsense, since tobacco is not essential to life and food is. Let the market evolve

    Sylvain CharleboisJanuary 8, 2018

  • Truth will triumph - but not without our help

    Truthfulness alone constitutes the spiritual discipline of the Kali Yuga," the Hindu tell us. As we study the beliefs of our sisters and brothers, we realize how much we have in common - and. . .

    Gerry ChidiacMay 29, 2017

  • Canada's investment recession drags on

    While Canada's economy continues to grind out positive if unspectacular gains in employment and gross domestic product (GDP), below the surface the picture is less encouraging. For several years,. . .

    Jock FinlaysonMay 24, 2017

  • Liberal Finance Minister Morneau detached from economic reality

    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. . .

    Jason Clemens and Niels VeldhuisApril 21, 2017

  • Don't applaud caregivers, provide them with more support

    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 . . .

    Laura FunkApril 20, 2017

  • Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada?

    WINNIPEG, Man. - We've grown accustomed to seeing homeless people walk among us in countless North American cities. They're often in the shadows, and often show visible signs of duress from . . .

    Jino DistasioApril 19, 2017

  • Why don't Canadian fund managers invest in their own country?

    CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Does capital have a responsibility to all of society or is return on investment the only consideration? Opinion is changing rapidly in favour of social responsibility and it's . . .

    Joe BattyApril 19, 2017

  • Tax free savings accounts: controlling your financial destiny

    CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Are you are one of the six million Canadians who have opened a tax free savings account (TFSA)? Have you ever wondered about the real purpose of these accounts? You're not . . .

    Joe BattyApril 18, 2017

  • All the food we eat has been modified by humans

    NANAIMO, B.C.- "All natural" is a food marketer's delight. Customers love it, the words generate positive thoughts, and there's no official definition or standard at all. It means . . .

    Robert WagerApril 18, 2017

  • Waiting for emergency care - how long is too long?

    WINNIPEG, Man. - Canada's emergency departments are very busy. Every year, Canadians make about 16 million visits to emergency rooms and more than one million Canadians are admitted to hospital . . .

    Alan Katz and Jennifer EnnsApril 17, 2017

  • Canada's income tax: 100 years old and not aging well

    MONTREAL, Que.- As the April 30 tax deadline approaches, Canadians will be interested (though probably not happy) to know that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the federal income tax. . . .

    William WatsonApril 17, 2017

  • The stone cold truth: marijuana clouds reality

    OTTAWA, Ont. - There's something quasi quaint about the federal government introducing legislation to legalize marijuana. News reporting on the budding bill has generously employed terrible puns . . .

    Peter StocklandApril 17, 2017

  • Should the energy sector trust Canadians?

    CALGARY, Alta. - A prevailing question is bouncing around the country: Should Canadians trust the energy sector? It preoccupies a fair number of people, including academics and politicians. Many . . .

    Bill WhitelawApril 16, 2017

  • Community papers stay true to their roots

    TORONTO, Ont. - In the many thousands of words that have been written about the collapse of Canadian daily newspapers, there is a parallel good news story that has been untold. There are places . . .

    Doug FirbyApril 16, 2017

  • CETA set to dramatically alter Canada's dairy industry

    HALIFAX, N.S. - Canada's cheese processing sector faces some dramatic changes. We'll soon find out who gets to import tasty, inexpensive European cheese under the newly-ratified Comprehensive . . .

    Sylvain CharleboisApril 15, 2017

  • Sick and tired (and in pain) over health-care wait times

    Contrary to the CIHI news release's sugar-coated headline that "Most Canadians receive priority procedures within medically acceptable wait times," the report is actually another reminder. . .

    Bacchus BaruaApril 15, 2017

  • Ottawa's 'innovation budget' unlikely to spark innovation

    VANCOUVER, B.C. - A key theme of the recent federal budget was innovation. The word "innovation" appears 261 times in the 280-page budget document. However, identifying themes and making . . .

    Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyreApril 9, 2017

  • Trudeau government ditches another fiscal pledge

    VANCOUVER, B.C. - It's hard to keep track of all the federal government's broken promises on deficits and debt. And that's a problem. Fiscal credibility is important, not only for the country's . . .

    Charles LammamApril 9, 2017

  • Mentorship programs for troubled youth foster respect for others

    CALGARY, Alta. - The youth of any society constitute the promise of the future - and many of our youth are in trouble. They're growing up in a divided society. Ethnic, gender and political . . .

    Suzanne Tough and Nicole LetourneauApril 8, 2017

  • New data pans First Nation custom-made election rules

    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 . . .

    Joseph QuesnelApril 8, 2017

  • Investing in children to stop the scourge of extremism

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Children's rights advocate Marian Wright Edelman said, "The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; the question is whether we can afford not to.&. . .

    Gerry ChidiacApril 7, 2017

  • Canada answering the global need for health research

    OTTAWA, Ont. - Friday is World Health Day, which should remind us that the health of Canadians is interlinked with the health of people everywhere. Canadians know this best. In addition to being . . .

    Steven J. HoffmanApril 7, 2017

  • Trump creates serious headwind to Canada's competitiveness

    VANCOUVER, B.C. - To the predictable howls of environmentalists, U.S. President Donald Trump has turned his pen on Barack Obama's climate change policies - to the detriment of Canadians. Signing . . .

    Kenneth P. GreenApril 7, 2017

  • The best kind of social medicine in Medicine Hat

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Former American president Jimmy Carter said, "The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens." Serving those in need . . .

    Gerry Chidiac iApril 3, 2017

  • Getting snowed under in a political Potter's field

    OTTAWA, Ont. - There are times when timing alone tells you everything you need to know about what's truly wrong. An example arose last week when the head of McGill University's Institute for the . . .

    Peter StocklandApril 3, 2017

  • Growing pains for the agri-food sector

    HALIFAX, N.S. - Canada's agri-food sector has underachieved for too long. The new federal budget gives the sector the opportunity to re-imagine its potential. Finally, Ottawa wants to make the . . .

    Sylvain CharleboisApril 2, 2017

  • Why French Canadians have a right to be offended

    ANTIGONISH, N.S.- Much has been made about the resignation of Andrew Potter as director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. His departure stems from a column Potter wrote in . . .

    April 2, 2017

  • Budget 2017 spells the end of the Chretien Consensus

    VANCOUVER, B.C. - A change in budgetary direction would spark real prosperity in Canada. Unfortunately, the current federal government has not learned from at least one predecessor. Former prime . . .

    Jason ClemensApril 1, 2017

  • Alberta's 2017 budget a bad case of déjà vu

    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 . . .

    Ben Eisen and Charles LammamMarch 31, 2017

  • Federal budget is short on innovation or social value

    OTTAWA - It seems what's old is new again in Budget 2017, presented to the House of Commons last week. The big federal budget deficits of the 1970s and '80s? They seem to have taken up permanent . . .

    Ray PenningsMarch 30, 2017

  • Canada should stop living in the health-care funding past

    TORONTO, Ont. - How much should the federal government pay towards health-care costs? Hardly a week goes by without this thorny issue being disputed between federal and provincial governments - . . .

    Greg Marchildon and Raisa DeberMarch 30, 2017

  • Uncertainty discouraging mining investment in Canada

    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 . . .

    Kenneth P. Green and Taylor JacksonMarch 27, 2017

  • Federal budget punts major policy decisions to another day

    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 . . .

    Charles Lammam and Jason ClemensMarch 27, 2017

  • Federal budget 2017 fails the middle class

    VANCOUVER, B.C. - In listening to Finance Minister Bill Morneau deliver his government's 2017 Budget, it's clearly evident that the minister and his government believe their plan is working. &. . .

    Niels Veldhuis and Jason ClemensMarch 26, 2017

  • Hiking capital gains taxes will soak middle class too

    VANCOUVER, B.C. - In the lead up to today's federal budget there have been on-going rumours that the federal government will raise capital gains taxes. Despite misperceptions that hiking capital . . .

    Charles LammamMarch 26, 2017

  • What medicines do we really need in Canada?

    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 . . .

    Nav PersaudMarch 25, 2017

  • Brazil and the mother of all food fraud cases

    HALIFAX, N.S. - Brazil, the largest exporter of meat products in the world, faces a food fraud crisis - and it seems federal authorities have been complicit. There's a lesson here for Canada. . . .

    Sylvain CharleboisMarch 25, 2017

  • Feds paint misleading picture of Canada's middle class

    VANCOUVER, B.C. - Billed as a pre-budget briefing, federal minister and well-regarded economist Jean-Yves Duclos recently gave a high profile presentation on the purported worrisome state of . . .

    Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyreMarch 25, 2017

  • Nova Scotia rationing primary health care

    HALIFAX, N.S. - Canadian seniors are a privileged group. The Conference Board of Canada reports that life expectancy today is 10 years longer than in 1961. And the average Canadian can expect to . . .

    David ZitnerMarch 24, 2017

  • Repair Quebec's finances by better controlling government pay

    Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000010047 StartFragment:0000002576 EndFragment:0000010011 VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Couillard government should be commended for its handling of the fiscal . . .

    Charles LammamMarch 24, 2017

  • Taxing foreigners no answer to Toronto's housing woes

    The idea might have some intuitive appeal but misses the bigger point - Toronto needs more housing

    Steve Lafleur and Josef FilipowiczMarch 24, 2017

  • Canada can build its economy without outside help

    CHILLIWACK, B.C - Over the past few weeks, both Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have travelled to the United States to drum up interest in the energy . . .

    Joe BattyMarch 23, 2017

  • Standing firm against a rising tide of anti-Semitism

    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. . .

    Gerry ChidiacMarch 18, 2017

  • Creditors will be chief audience for Newfoundland budget

    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 . . .

    Ed HollettMarch 18, 2017

  • Controlling compensation costs can help Alberta rein in spending

    VANCOUVER, B.C.- Alberta has seen its financial position erode markedly after several years of operating deficits and growing government debt. While some believe the boom-bust of provincial . . .

    Charles Lammam and Ben EisenMarch 17, 2017

  • Are we witnessing the slow death of cooking?

    HALIFAX, N.S.- Canadians are cooking less and eating faster - and our obesity rates are at worrying levels. An increasing number of consumers are taking ownership of food systems, but taking . . .

    Sylvain CharleboisMarch 17, 2017

  • No prosperity without a return to the Chrétien Consensus

    VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Spanish philosopher and writer George Santayana famously said that "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." In Ottawa today, and in many . . .

    Jason Clemens and Milagros PalaciosMarch 17, 2017

  • Banning log exports would harm B.C. economy

    VANCOUVER, B.C.- With the B.C. provincial election a few months away, the contentious issue of log exports has emerged once again. Some politicians, policy analysts and unions have argued for a . . .

    Joel WoodMarch 16, 2017

  • Getting the facts straight on Alberta independent school funding

    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 . . .

    Ben Eisen and Deani Van PeltMarch 16, 2017

  • It's time to change the culture of living with a disability in Canada

    OTTAWA, Ont. - Can you imagine this? It's just a few years from today and there have been a lot of positive changes for persons living with disabilities and their families in Canada. We . . .

    Helen RiesMarch 16, 2017

  • Stop trying to grow the economy on a hunch

    OTTAWA, Ont.- Canada can't expect to improve its economic growth without a better understanding of who is responsible for growth. At a conference in Ottawa last fall, where speakers included . . .

    Nobina RobinsonMarch 15, 2017

  • Feds' infrastructure plan unlikely to spur economic growth

    VANCOUVER, B.C. - While campaigning, and since coming into power, the Trudeau Liberals have talked a lot about wanting to grow the economy to better serve Canada's middle class. And they have . . .

    Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyreMarch 15, 2017

  • Parliament debating legislation to curb genetic discrimination

    CALGARY, Alta.- Doctors are frequently demoralized when they believe their patient has a treatable disease or condition but the patient won't take the diagnostic test. For example, patients . . .

    Paul Bouche and Juliet Guichon iMarch 14, 2017

  • Don't let seniors' care in Canada become a private equity money maker

    VANCOUVER, B.C. - Late last year, the large trans-national insurance company Anbang announced its intention to purchase a majority interest in Retirement Concepts, a Canadian for-profit nursing . . .

    Margaret McGregor and Lisa RonaldMarch 13, 2017

  • The myths and reality of infrastructure spending in Canada

    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. . .

    Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyreMarch 12, 2017

  • Defusing the ticking time bomb of postpartum depression

    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

  • A pipeline straight to energy industry trust

    CALGARY, Alta. - Two words define how we need to think about next-generation energy: trust and transparency. Independent of each other, they don't mean much. But make them codependent and an . . .

    Bill WhitelawMarch 11, 2017

  • Reality bites carbon pricing scheme in Canada and beyond

    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. . .

    Jason Clemens and Kenneth GreenMarch 11, 2017

  • How political activists have weaponized 'duty to consult'

    CALGARY, Alta.- In 2004, the Supreme Court of Canada created the "duty to consult." The setting was British Columbia, where aboriginal title had never been ceded by treaty. The ruling . . .

    Tom FlanaganMarch 10, 2017

  • Soda taxes all fizz, no substance in changing consumers' habits

    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.. . .

    Patrick WebberMarch 8, 2017

  • Trudeau government looking at hiking capital gains tax

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — As the Liberal government finalizes its 2017 budget, there are increasing rumours that it may increase capital gains taxes. For a government squarely committed to improving . . .

    Jason Clemens and Niels VeldhuisMarch 3, 2017

  • Energy sector needs its own Elon Musk

    CALGARY, Alta. — You can't go far on an energy journey these days without tripping over Elon Musk. And with good reason: he's something of a next-generation energy messiah. Personable and . . .

    Bill WhitelawMarch 3, 2017

  • Ottawa set to muzzle access to scientific data on vaping

    CALGARY, Alta. — Remember when former prime minister Stephen Harper was accused of muzzling scientists? Apparently little has changed under the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau. The CBC . . .

    Derek James FromMarch 2, 2017

  • Rotten apples: food fraud is everyone's problem

    HALIFAX, N.S. — Food fraud isn't new - it's persisted for more than 2,000 years, despite mankind's best efforts. Perhaps technology can put an end to it. The first reported food fraud cases go . . .

    Sylvain CharleboisMarch 2, 2017

  • Could the popularity of halal food help curtail Islamophobia?

    HALIFAX, N.S. — How do we reconcile the growing popularity of halal foods in North America with the increasing number of attacks on mosques and the dreadful shootings in Quebec City? In the . . .

    Sylvain CharleboisFebruary 10, 2017

  • Freelance job market booming, but there are real risks

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — The rise of the gig or sharing economy is one of the most visible trends shaping the contemporary labour market. Gig jobs are an example of what economists describe as . . .

    Jock FinlaysonFebruary 10, 2017

  • The enduring value of good manners

    OTTAWA, Ont. — I woke up Monday morning with mockery of Ottawa habits in mind. I ended the day in an attitude of quiet respect, sensing something meaningful in the shift. It began Sunday night. . .

    Peter StocklandFebruary 10, 2017

  • Change the way we view exercise for frail and critically ill patients

    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 . . .

    Michelle KhoFebruary 9, 2017

  • Four ways to save money on your prescription medications

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Canada's health-care system has a fundamental flaw: lack of a publicly-funded pharmacare program. But there are ways to manage your prescription medication costs. Our . . .

    Kathleen O'GradyFebruary 9, 2017

  • How Facebook led me to the truth about GMOs

    How could I have been so misled about so much for so many years? I've been obsessed with good health and nutrition since I was a teenager. As a young mom, I did everything possible to ensure my . . .

    Julie Mellor-TruppFebruary 9, 2017

  • Irena Sendler's remarkable courage should inspire us all

    PRINCE GEORGE, — Irena Sendler, when asked about the thousands of Jewish children she saved during the Second World War, said, "I was no hero. I just did a regular thing." This is a . . .

    Gerry ChidiacFebruary 8, 2017

  • Looking for affordable housing? Try Atlantic provinces

    HALIFAX, N.S. — Every year, news magazines and websites publish "best city" lists, ranking global cities that are the most attractive places to live. Unfortunately, most middle-class . . .

    Jackson Doughart and Wendell CoxFebruary 7, 2017

  • Canada's health-care system, crucial to our nation, needs help

    ORONTO, Ont. — There's nothing like an American health-care debate to make Canadians feel lucky. Donald Trump's first act as president was to sign an executive order taking the first step to . . .

    Danielle MartinFebruary 7, 2017

  • Inadequate intellectual property rights protections hurt patients, economy

    VANCOUVER, B.C— As the old adage states, "You'll be known by the company you keep." As such, the implications for Canada's biopharmaceutical sector are rather dismal. While an . . .

    Kristina LybeckerFebruary 6, 2017

  • As Liberals retreat, Canadians want to advance democratic reform

    WATERLOO, Ont. — A recent Canadian Press story carried a headline claiming that Canadians are content with our electoral system. Really? A better headline for the story by Terry Pedwell would. . .

    Byron Weber BeckerFebruary 5, 2017

  • The all-day breakfast wake-up call

    HALIFAX, N.S. — The three-meals-a-day standard is slowly becoming more an ideal than a reality - ask McDonald's and millennials. More than a year ago, McDonald's Restaurants introduced all-day . . .

    Sylvain CharleboisFebruary 5, 2017

  • Why Alberta can't get a handle on its chronic deficits

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Finance Minister Joe Ceci recently mused that Alberta's 2016-17 deficit may be lower than the eye-popping $10.8 billion projected in the Second Quarter Fiscal Update, due to . . .

    Steve Lafleur and Ben EisenFebruary 4, 2017

  • Canada's media: you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone

    CALGARY, Alta. — In this age of thought-leadership reports that flutter around like confetti, one document deserves immediate attention - particularly in Canada's resource sectors. The . . .

    Bill WhitelawFebruary 4, 2017

  • Canada needs a strategy to improve drug safety for seniors

    MONTREAL, Que. — Four years ago, at age 84, my dad survived a severe stroke. This otherwise fit person was put on a drug regimen and has been taking nine prescription drugs a day ever since. My. . .

    Nicole F. BernierFebruary 3, 2017

  • Regional divisions will continue to deepen without real Senate reform

    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 . . .

    Rob RoachFebruary 3, 2017

  • Put end-of-life wishes at the top of your to-do list

    KINGSTON, Ont. — The new year is a good time to put making end-of-life wishes at the top of your to-do list. It's a perfect time to tell family and friends your health-care preferences in case . . .

    John MuscedereJanuary 30, 2017

  • Agricultural biotechnology crucial for feeding world population

    SARNIA, Ont. — It took until 1800 for the world population to reach one billion people. The second billion was reached in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the . . .

    Murray McLaughlinJanuary 29, 2017

  • Closing the 17-year gap between research and patient care

    CALGARY, Alta. — Not many patients would be happy to hear there's a lag of about 17 years between when health scientists learn something significant from rigorous research and when practitioners . . .

    David NivenJanuary 27, 2017

  • Annual interest on Canada's debt equals $7,000 for a family of four

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — It's easy to think that government debt doesn't matter. A prime example is the surprising lack of widespread media coverage of the federal government's recent long-term . . .

    Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyreJanuary 25, 2017

  • It's official - Ontario's coal phase-out was all for nothing

    The federal Liberal government plans to impose a national coal phase-out is based on the same faulty arguments used in Ontario, namely that such a move will yield significant environmental benefits. . .

    Ross McKitrickJanuary 25, 2017

  • Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Jason was in Grade 5 when he started having feelings for other boys. Because of those feelings, he was called names, beaten up in school and sexually assaulted. Since high school,. . .

    John Oliffe and Britney DennisonJanuary 24, 2017

  • Carbon tax exacerbates harm from other tax hikes in Alberta

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Over the past two years, Albertans have been hit with a wide range of tax hikes and fee increases including substantial increases to personal and corporate income taxes. On . . .

    Ben Eisen and Charles LammamJanuary 23, 2017

  • Ontario: look west for solutions on independent school funding

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — As we enter a new year and consider the opportunity 2017 holds, it's a good time to reflect on the lingering disadvantage felt by Ontario parents who choose independent schools.. . .

    Deani Van PeltJanuary 22, 2017

  • Finding, within ourselves, the power to forgive

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Visiting Atlanta's Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, I once overheard a black boy ask his mother: "Why were white people so bad to us?" The . . .

    Peter StocklandJanuary 21, 2017

  • Trudeau's challenges: Trump, taxes and energy

    FREDERICTON, N.B.— When Justin Trudeau shuffled his federal cabinet last week, it signalled he's taking the next United States president seriously. Finding the right mix of people to work with . . .

    John WilliamsonJanuary 20, 2017

  • Canada needs a comprehensive child and youth mental health strategy

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Mental illness is the most common illness found in Canada's children and teens. We all know a young person who struggles with depression, anxiety, an addiction or a behavioural . . .

    Mariette J. Chartie and Marni BrownellJanuary 20, 2017

  • Could Trump save the Canadian dairy industry from itself?

    HALIFAX, N.S.— The great Canadian dairy crisis could be coming to a head. Donald Trump, as the 45th president of the United States, could bring about the end of Canada's infatuation with dairy . . .

    Sylvain CharleboisJanuary 19, 2017

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