Major educational reform required to overcome skills shortages

By 2016 Canada could be facing 1.5 million vacancies for skilled jobs

Major educational reform required to overcome skills shortagesVICTORIA, BC, Apr 8, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Statistics Canada data shows that employment in the professional, scientific and services sector hit a record high in December while factory jobs have continued to decline. The new jobs pay better than the old jobs being lost, a trend that presents an historic opportunity to build national…

P3s answer to bridging infrastructure funding gap

Public-Private-Partnerships provide lower-cost, higher-quality public infrastructure at a cost cash-strapped governments can afford

P3s answer to bridging infrastructure funding gapVICTORIA, BC, Mar 25, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The federal government’s recent announcement of new $14 billion Building Canada Fund brings Ottawa’s total 10-year national infrastructure commitment to $70 billion, the largest in Canadian history. But according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities that still leaves a gap of over $200 billion required to repair…

Public pension liabilities exceed $300 billion

Canadians’ standard of living will need to fall to support retiring public servants

Public pension liabilities exceed $300 billionVICTORIA, BC, Jan 22, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Canada Post’s recent disclosure of a $6.5 billion pension fund shortfall left the federal government with no practical choice but to support the crown corporation’s plan to provide less service at higher rates. Pouring in public funds to bail out a gold-plated pension beyond the wildest dreams…

Canada’s future prosperity at risk from environmental “zealots”

Fear-instilling propaganda lacking any scientific foundation all too often wins the day

Canada’s future prosperity at risk from environmental “zealots”VICTORIA, BC, Jan 7, 2014/ Troy Media/ - From the day the first Europeans set foot on our soil, Canada’s resources have been the core of our nation’s development. It started with fur traders who endured danger and deprivation exploring Canada’s vast wilderness followed by the forest workers who wrestled hug logs to tidewater. Then…

Abu Dhabi helped finance Matt Damon’s anti-fracking movie

Hollywood's lack of ethics

Abu Dhabi helped finance Matt Damon’s anti-fracking movieJanuary 23, 2013 VICTORIA, BC, Jan. 23, 2013/ Troy Media/ - Hollywood hates big business. Movies portraying business leaders as greedy villains have been common for decades, but the film that inspired today's movie makers has its roots right here in British Columbia. Michael Moore's 2004 documentary The Corporation, written by University of British Columbia…

Gwyn Morgan’s wish list for 2013

Gwyn Morgan’s wish list for 2013January 10, 2013 VICTORIA, BC, Jan. 10, 2013/ Troy Media/ - As a New Year dawns, I'm reminded of Alexander Pope's immortal words: 'Hope springs eternal in the human breast'. And so, despite being disappointed on my hopes for past years, I take heart that 2013 may bring progress. My three wishes for Canada were…
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