Western Canadian silence will hurt our trade opportunities, again

Oh, the irony! With their withdrawal from the TPP, and after doing all the hard work, the Americans are handing us their market share under TPP 11

Western Canadian silence will hurt our trade opportunities, againThat Western Canada has not been well served by the country’s trade agenda under the previous and current governments is not just a criticism of Ottawa; it’s a damming critique of how little westerners seem to care or how ineffective they’ve been in shaping national trade priorities. What we in the West have done to…

This time, Canada must secure new softwood markets

Victory in the latest softwood lumber battle will only be secured if Canada uses all of the weapons in its arsenal

This time, Canada must secure new softwood marketsFORT MCMURRAY, Alta. April 27, 2017 /Troy Media/ — Here we go again. Canadian softwood lumber exports are once again subject to a U.S. countervailing duty. In June, an additional anti-dumping duty will be imposed. The news from Ottawa this week that trade missions are being organized to help build markets in the Asia Pacific…

Record debt levels threaten the West’s farming industry

The increase in farm debt is raising questions about the future viability of this vital industry

Record debt levels threaten the West’s farming industryCALGARY, Alta. July 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ – For the 23rd consecutive year, Canadian farm debt has hit a new record. In the West, the debt load is particularly severe, raising questions about the future of this vital industry. Farmers in British Columbia are faring best, with only $6 billion in debt. Manitoba and Saskatchewan are…

Feds losing decision making power over national projects

Whether national projects go ahead now depends on Indigenous communities, activists, provinces and local communities

Feds losing decision making power over national projectsBy Michael Cleland Monica Gattinger University of Ottawa and Trevor McLeod Canada West Foundation OTTAWA, Ont. and CALGARY, Alta. April 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Anyone with a passing familiarity with Canadian history will recognize the terms “The National Dream” and “the great pipeline debate”. Most will recall that both stories were associated with scandal and great…

This is one education reform business will applaud

Incorporating core competencies in education will change the way people find, and keep, jobs

This is one education reform business will applaudCALGARY, Alta. April 5, 2016/ Troy Media/ — Rising jobless rates should create a buyers' market for employers. But many Canadian employers say the pool of competent workers is still pretty shallow. Employers say they can't find enough people who communicate well, think critically, work in teams, or manage themselves or their time well. Members of the Canadian Chamber of…

Could hydroelectric power save the oilsands?

While, from a cost perspective, it makes more sense to use natural gas to generate electricity for the oilsands, the political climate has changed

Could hydroelectric power save the oilsands?//  oilsands   oilsands [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/could-hydroelectric-power-save-the-oilsands/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on the [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/oil/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]oilsands[/popup]  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER OUT CALGARY, Alta. Feb. 18, 2016/ Troy Media/ - B.C. Premier Christy Clark recently suggested her province could help Alberta reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by delivering hydro-generated electricity…

West Coast can gain from strategic infrastructure spend

A strategic investment will increase the volume of exports leaving B.C. ports

West Coast can gain from strategic infrastructure spend[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/west-coast-can-gain-from-strategic-infrastructure-spend/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/infrastructure/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]infrastructure[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Feb 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The federal government is looking to hand out at least $5 billion for “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects to stimulate the economy. Going straight to this queue,…

Time to rethink the way we understand First Nations

First Nations firmly rooted on both sides of the resource development debate

Time to rethink the way we understand First NationsDownload Time to rethink the way we understand First Nations for your publication or website By Trevor McLeod and Roger Gibbins Canada West Foundation CALGARY, AB, May 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Potential resource developments too often face an unbridgeable abyss, with project proponents perched on one side and First Nations and environmentalists on the…

Make exchange programs easier for Canadians, not harder for foreigners

Ensure that young Canadians can obtain working holiday visas as easily and for as long as foreigners coming here

Make exchange programs easier for Canadians, not harder for foreignersDownload Make exchange programs easier for Canadians, not harder for foreigners WINNIPEG, MB, Apr 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Every year, about 60,000 foreign young people aged 18 to 30 take advantage of the reciprocal working holiday agreements that Canada has with some 28 countries. Such agreements allow young people from these countries to visit…