Alberta erecting trade barriers to protect its craft brewers

Barriers may be unconstitutional

Alberta erecting trade barriers to protect its craft brewersDownload this column on trade barriers for your publication or website. EXCLUSIVE TO subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Nov 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - “Some animals are more equal than others,” said one of the pigs in George Orwell’s cautionary tale Animal Farm. Once the animals wrested control of…

Calgary city council should butt out the vaping ban

As there is no scientific or health reason to a ban, it all comes down to self-righteousness

Calgary city council should butt out the vaping banDownload this column on vaping for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Calgary City Council’s proposed ban on vaping – a practice that mimics cigarette smoking using atomized vapour – in public is giving me déjà vu. You may remember that in 2013…

Supreme Court upholds Loyola’s right to teach Catholic ethics

Blocks Quebec’s attempt to indoctrinate children

Supreme Court upholds Loyola’s right to teach Catholic ethicsSupreme Court upholds Loyola’s right to teach Catholic ethics FREE to subscribers CALGARY, AB, Mar 24, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has decided that Loyola High School, a private Catholic high school for boys in Quebec, should be permitted to teach a portion of the province’s mandated Ethics and Religious Culture…

The type of people using steroids may surprise you

It isn’t only cheating athletes: many are among the best and brightest of our peers

The type of people using steroids may surprise youThe type of people using steroids may surprise you is FREE to subscribers CALGARY, AB, Mar 11, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Edmonton Police Services (EPS) announced last Friday that two officers were charged with selling anabolic steroids to six of their colleagues. The accused (and their customers) seem to be otherwise upstanding members of the…

Charities punished by anti-spam law

Sensible laws, which this is not, target bad behaviour, not render all behaviours bad until proven good

Charities punished by anti-spam lawCALGARY, AB, Jul 4, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Canada’s anti-spam law came into force on July 1st, 2014. Everyone calls it “CASL” since its real name is an unwieldy 52 words long. Proponents have touted CASL as a giant leap for economic efficiency in e-commerce by making spam illegal. And CASL does list the promotion…