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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . .
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,. . .