Anti-Alberta bigotry clothed in environmental clichés and platitudes

Anti-Alberta bigotry clothed in environmental clichés and platitudesDave Yager has spent nearly half a century in Alberta’s oil and natural gas industry and 40 years in journalism, notably with the oilfield trade magazine, The Roughneck. His first book, From Miracle to Menace: Alberta, A Carbon Story, combines his extensive experience in a well-written and fact-centred analysis of the economics, politics and history…

Implausible government budgeting undermines trust

The fed's Bill Morneau and Alberta's Joe Ceci say their budgets are realistic, but they’ve provided no evidence that they’re even plausible

Implausible government budgeting undermines trustCALGARY, Alta. Mar. 30, 2017 /Troy Media/ – When finance ministers table their budgets, they’re asking citizens to trust that they will spend our money prudently. Both Bill Morneau, the federal minister, and Joe Ceci, the Alberta minister, say their recent budgets are realistic, but they’ve provided no evidence that they’re even plausible. This is a serious…

How being politically correct can muddy complex waters

U of C's "cultural engagement" guidelines bear little resemblance to the complex relationship that existed between aboriginals and immigrants

How being politically correct can muddy complex watersCALGARY, Alta. Mar. 15, 2017 /Troy Media/ – A ceremony at the University of Calgary a short while ago invited all faculty members of the Royal Society of Canada to welcome newly-elected fellows into the ranks. It was presided over by one of the university’s vice-presidents. Other members of the senior leadership team were also…

NDP out of step with average Albertans

It is becoming “routine” for union bosses to be appointed to public bodies

NDP out of step with average Albertans//  ndp  ndp [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/2016/01/ndp-out-of-step-with-average-albertans/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on the [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/rachel-notley/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]NDP[/popup] and [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/albertas-business/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]business[/popup] in [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/eye-on-alberta/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Alberta[/popup]  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY OUT CALGARY, Alta. Jan 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - In the federal election last fall 60…

What universities don’t want you to know about your child’s education

University of PEI contemplating legal action against one of its professors for writing about how mediocre today’s universities are

What universities don’t want you to know about your child’s education//  universities, university of PEI universities, university of PEI [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/2015/12/what-universities-dont-want-you-to-know-about-your-childs-education/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on the sad state of today's [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/post-secondary/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]universities[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY OUT CALGARY, Alta. Dec 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Ron Srigley enjoyed annual teaching contracts at the University of…

COP21 the latest ‘last chance’ for humanity

ISIS and the delegates to COP21 are all purveyors of apocalyptic ideologies

COP21 the latest ‘last chance’ for humanityDownload this column on COP21 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY OUT CALGARY, Alta. Nov 27, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Oliver Tickell, website editor of the British magazine The Ecologist, wondered whether the ISIS attacks in Paris were motivated by a desire to undermine the UN climate summit opening next week, the 21st in the series…

University of Calgary blind to conflict of interest

Everything the administration has done has been damage control

University of Calgary blind to conflict of interestDownload this column on the University of Calgary Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY OUT CALGARY, Alta. Nov 13, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Interesting times have returned to the University of Calgary in a very negative way. The unsatisfactory nature of student experiences at the university is exemplified by the dispute between the Students’ Union…

2015 election came down to the politics of resentment

Fear and loathing of Harper trumped fear of leaving the country hostage to profound inexperience

2015 election came down to the politics of resentmentDownload this column on the politics of resentment for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY OUT CALGARY, AB Oct 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Last week, several colleagues at the University undertook a post mortem of the federal election. Two of our recent PhD graduates,…

Stephen Harper a rare Canadian statesman

Harper is only the 4th statesman to appear in Canadian history in the last century and a half

Stephen Harper a rare Canadian statesmanDownload this column on Stephen Harper for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Join Us CALGARY OUT CALGARY, AB Oct 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ - “The first study of a statesman,” Edmund Burke observed, “must be the temper of the people,” what Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls “the fundamental values and understanding of Canadians.”…

Humanitarian compassion a democratic indulgence

Compassion for the suffering of others not often shared by others in the world

Humanitarian compassion a democratic indulgenceDownload this column on humanitarian compassion for your publication or website. FREE with coupon Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY OUT CALGARY, AB Sep 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The impact of the chaotic migration from the Middle East to Europe and beyond is more sensed than understood. How, for example, did the migrant crisis…