Hockey moms, commuters defend pricing pollution in court

Pricing pollution should be pursued as part of a broader #TaxShift, taxing less what we do want, while taxing more what we don’t want

Hockey moms, commuters defend pricing pollution in courtThe pricing pollution debate heats up as the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal hears arguments about the constitutionality of federal plans to price carbon in provinces that don’t establish their own price. Some express heartfelt concerns that pricing pollution hurts hockey moms, commuters and office workers. As the founder of Generation Squeeze – a voice for…

Link national housing strategy to health accord

Governments should tax aging Canadians based on the wealth in their homes to make sure they pay their fair share for medical care

Link national housing strategy to health accordVANCOUVER, B.C. Dec. 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ – What does housing have to do with health? A lot. Housing shapes our health and our ability to pay for medical care. Canada's premiers and prime minister should consider these connections as they negotiate health care spending. Most medical care spending comes when we fall ill, but health begins where we are born, live,…

Pipelines are not always just about the science

With federal pipeline decisions imminent, we need to speak honestly about the limitations of science and the role of values

Pipelines are not always just about the scienceVANCOUVER, B.C. Nov. 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ – With federal decisions on major oil pipeline and tanker projects looming, and with serious political costs to approval or rejection, many suggest the prime minister and his cabinet should lean on science to make the decision. Those exhortations sound very reasonable. But they reveal an enormously important misunderstanding about the…

Ontario budget doesn’t help Generation Squeeze enough

The gap between spending on seniors and younger Ontarians is still too large

Ontario budget doesn’t help Generation Squeeze enough//  Generation Squeeze  Generation Squeeze [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/ontario-budget-doesnt-help-generation-squeeze-enough/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/generation-squeeze/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Generation Squeeze[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/eye-on-ontario/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Ontario[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. Feb. 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Ontario's new budget reflects a government trying to solve big problems facing younger…

B.C. drunk on high housing prices

Budget downplays massive unaffordability problem for Gens X, Y and their children

B.C. drunk on high housing prices//  housing [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/b-c-drunk-on-high-housing-prices/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/housing-bc/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]B.C. housing[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/generation-squeeze/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Generation Squeeze[/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, B.C. Feb. 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ - B.C. Premier Christy Clark criticized Alberta last week for failing to diversify its economy or manage its books,…

NB budget fails to recognize young people being left behind

Premier postpones making decisions affecting seniors while cutting $7 million from post-secondary budget

NB budget fails to recognize young people being left behind//  young people  young people [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/nb-budget-fails-to-recognize-young-people-being-left-behind/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on young people in New Brunswick and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/generation-squeeze/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Generation Squeeze[/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, B.C. Feb. 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ — At 33, New Brunswick's Brian Gallant is Canada’s youngest premier. But despite his…

Is a better deal for Generation Squeeze possible under Trudeau?

As a member of Generation Squeeze, Justin Trudeau represents a new generation of Canadian leaders

Is a better deal for Generation Squeeze possible under Trudeau?Download this column on Justin Trudeau for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, BC Oct 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Aged 43 and father of young children, Prime Minister-designated Justin Trudeau represents a new generation of Canadian leaders: he is a member of Generation Squeeze. Canadians in our 20s, 30s,…

Government shouldn’t pit seniors against Generation Squeeze

The federal government spends nearly $21,000 annually per retiree compared to $4,350 per person under age 45

Government shouldn’t pit seniors against Generation SqueezeDownload this column on Generation Squeeze for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO OUT VANCOUVER, BC Oct 9, 2015/ Troy Media - Over the last 10 years, the Conservative federal government has invested more in the oldest third of the Canadian population while cutting their taxes. Even my 71-year-old mother…

How the parties propose to help young Canadians save for retirement

By focusing only on adapting CPP and QPP policy, we risk tightening the squeeze being felt by young Canadians

How the parties propose to help young Canadians save for retirementDownload this column challenges facing young Canadians for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, BC Oct 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - With Statistics Canada showing that a smaller proportion of seniors currently fall below low-income cut-offs than any other age group, the concern is that younger Canadians may not be…

Fact Check: How the parties would meet the housing needs of Canadians

What the Conservatives, Liberals, NDP and Greens say they would do if elected

Fact Check: How the parties would meet the housing needs of CanadiansDownload this column for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, BC Oct 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Housing is a generational tipping point in Canada. High prices drive wealth accumulation for many of our parents and grandparents, while they crush dreams of home ownership for younger Canadians, or weigh us…
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