Tag: Economy

Think Globally, Act Profitably

Raising Canada’s carbon emissions could be a good thing – if it drove far bigger cuts to emissions elsewhere in the world. Rather than fixating on forcing domestic emissions reductions and thereby beggaring Canadian industries, Michael Binnion wants Canadian climate change policy to look at the big picture. Doing so, he explains, could not only generate jobs and wealth at home but maximize the worldwide environmental benefits.

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Surviving Childhood Eco-Brainwashing

Earth Day triggered the usual round of apocalyptic warnings and crazed publicity stunts, this time accompanied by the sad sight of schoolchildren warning adults that the world is doomed and today’s kids are destined for an early death. The facts, however, speak powerfully in the opposite direction, writes Josh Dehaas. He too endured eco-brainwashing as a schoolkid but eventually grew out of it, living proof the affliction is survivable.

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Missing the plot in Alberta’s election: What the media party missed

Mark Milke had a ringside seat in the Alberta election as the lead architect of the United Conservative Party platform. What he saw was a startling disconnect between media coverage and the issues that mattered most to Albertans. The economic focus of UCP policy earned the party a million votes and a huge majority. Through bias, ignorance, or both, the media often missed the story.

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Killing the ‘Tar Sands’ with American Money and Canadian Saboteurs

Slowly Canadians are awakening to the fact that their country’s oil and gas industry, an essential part of the national economy, has been targeted for destruction by an alliance of American money and Canadian eco-activists. Together they have blocked pipelines, swung elections, and installed their agents in positions of power, including the office of the prime minister. B.C. researcher Vivian Krause, who exposed this decade-long campaign and the tens of millions of U.S. dollars that financed it, deserves to be recognized as a “true Canadian patriot.”

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Canada’s Pension Plan? Make the Kids Pay

CPP premiums keep increasing to pay for the rising tide of retirees, a growing army of bureaucrats managing an increasingly politicized investment portfolio, and lately an ad campaign celebrating the mandatory national pyramid scheme. Matthew Lau has some better ideas for your retirement security, mainly from the privatized pension plan pioneered by the former dictatorship in Chile, which proves that no form of government can do everything wrong all of the time.

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Are hippies the cause of our problems?

The 1960s were once labelled the “Destructive Generation” by two former American leftists , David Horowitz and Peter Collier . But the 1960s weren’t all bad argues Fred Litwin, founder of Ottawa’s Free Thinking Film Festival. And he has a question: can one say that about today's post-modern Left?

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Spare us the welfare queens on skates

The reference to women on social assistance in the headline of this 2010 piece by Mark Milke seems harsh and dated, but his argument against subsidies for professional hockey teams is as relevant as ever. Tax dollars subsequently helped build new rinks in Quebec City and Edmonton, although the former still doesn’t have an NHL team and Oilers’ fans increasingly think they don’t have one either. Next up to the trough are the Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames, with the latter better positioned to squeeze taxpayers with a decent playoff run this spring.

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