Doubts raised about credibility of new environment chief of staff

Former Pembina Institute Executive Director Marlo Raynolds carries a lot of baggage

Doubts raised about credibility of new environment chief of staffDownload this column on the environment Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, Alta. Dec 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The elevation of failed Liberal candidate and former Pembina Institute Executive Director Marlo Raynolds to chief of staff to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna raised a lot of eyebrows in Alberta. It should in the rest of Canada, too.…

Doctors, nurses raise false alarm about dangers of coal

Health groups misinforming the public on a matter that will directly damage their health

Doctors, nurses raise false alarm about dangers of coalDownload this column on coal Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, Alta. Nov 16, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In Canada, physicians are required to obtain informed consent before conducting any procedure. “The patient must have been given an adequate explanation about the nature of the proposed investigation or treatment and its anticipated outcome as well as…

Enough with demonizing coal

The evidence disproves the claims of the ideological-driven phase-out coal campaign

Enough with demonizing coalDownload this column on coal for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Oct 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Albertans have recently been told by Premier Rachel Notley that Alberta is on track to having "bad air" and that restrictions will be imposed if we don't get our environmental house…

COP21 is about the money, not the environment

COP21 hopes to impose global carbon-trading to save the financial backside of those who rushed to invest in renewables

COP21 is about the money, not the environmentDownload this column on COP21 for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Oct 7, 2015/ Troy Media/ - When it was revealed that Volkswagen had been duping diesel-emissions tests on some of its high-end environmentally friendly cars, people were outraged. The CEO resigned. About the same time, Alberta Premier…

Alberta Climate Change Panel too one-sided

Is foreign influence pushing Albertans into carbon tax and trade?

Alberta Climate Change Panel too one-sidedDownload this column on the Climate Change panel for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Sep 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Democracy based on the principle of widespread representation of different groups is a central feature of policy consideration. Then what are we to make of the Alberta Climate…

The F-word in Quebec Premier’s climate change hypocrisy

Quebec signs multi-million 10-year deal to support the Formula-1 Montreal Fossil Fuel Grand Prix

The F-word in Quebec Premier’s climate change hypocrisyDownload this column on climate change for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 26, 2015/ Troy Media/ - All the Canadian premiers got together recently to come up with a Canadian Energy Strategy document which . . . curiously . . . does not mention the Alberta oil…

Phase-out coal campaign not supported by the evidence

The phase-out coal campaign is simply a platform for pushing wind and solar

Phase-out coal campaign not supported by the evidenceDownload this column for your publication or website CALGARY, AB Jun 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The new Alberta government is said to be looking at Ontario to learn from its experience in phasing out coal. In a word it was – costly. But more than that, it is important to note that while Ontario…

Carbon dioxide is not the knob controlling climate change

According to astrophysicist Dr. Nir Shaviv, the sun is the main driver of climate change

Carbon dioxide is not the knob controlling climate changeDownload this column for your publication or website CALGARY, AB, May 25, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Atmospheric scientist Dr. Judith Curry told the U.S. Senate on Jan 16, 2014 that, in light of the extended ‘hiatus’ of 15 years (to 2012) with no appreciable global warming despite a significant rise in carbon dioxide, it is…

Report promoting Gay-Straight Alliances ignores Canadian law

GSAs in schools are potentially in violation of laws relating to the corruption of a minor

Report promoting Gay-Straight Alliances ignores Canadian lawReport promoting Gay-Straight Alliances ignores Canadian Law FREE to subscribers CALGARY, AB, Mar 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In reviewing the recent Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA) report on whether or not Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) should be allowed in schools, I was struck by their fervent efforts to have parental rights – which allows…

Alberta School Boards’ education dollars ‘blowin’ in the wind’

Why are education dollars meant for the classroom being used to build a wind farm?

Alberta School Boards’ education dollars ‘blowin’ in the wind’Download Alberta School Boards’ education dollars ‘blowin’ in the wind’ CALGARY, AB, Mar 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A few years ago, Alberta School boards established a Commodities Purchasing Consortium, made up of school board administrators who sought to get better deals on large purchases by coordinating the buying power of otherwise independent school boards.…