Canadian interest rates will soon start to inch upward

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CALGARY, AB, Feb. 26, 2010/ Troy Media/ — A year from now, barring another major economic catastrophe, we can expect the Bank of Canada’s overnight rate to be 100 to 150 basis points higher . . .

The bizarre and wonderful world of bazaars

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 25, 2010/ Troy Media/ — I love world bazaars – souks, suqs, markets. Call them what you will, they’re just so much fun to prowl in . . .

Time to reform Canada’s unprincipled equalization system

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TORONTO, ON, Feb. 25, 2010/ — There are more nurses and doctors per capita and many more nursing home beds in recipient provinces than in contributing jurisdictions . . .

The smell of real change is in the air in Alberta

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EDMONTON, AB, Feb. 23, 2010/ Troy Media/ — Alberta is at a tipping point . . .

The “dreadful” Prime Minister of Britain

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TORONTO, ON, Feb. 23, 2010/ Troy Media/ — The prospects for a hung British parliament following the elections expected to be held in May in the United Kingdom are looking stronger . . .

Homeopathic nonsense

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HALIFAX, NS, Feb. 22, 2010/ Troy Media/ — It’s time for a bill to ban the sale of homeopathic remedies . . .

Lawyers salivating over governments’ addiction to gambling

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NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2010/ Troy Media/ — Gambling is blurring the line between personal freedom and personal responsibility . . .

It is time to align public sector incentives with the private sector

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CALGARY, AB, Feb. 22, 2010/ — If there was an Olympic medal for pay and benefits, Canada’s public sector would do quite well and take home the gold . . .

Putting the lid back on the cookie jar in Nova Scotia

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HALIFAX, NS. Feb. 21, 2010/ Troy Media/ — Nova Scotia’s MLA’s have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar . . .

Using ozone to destroy misfolded prions

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EDMONTON, AB, Feb. 21, 2010/ Troy Media/ — Experiments with advanced oxidation and ozone treatment may hold some promise in destroying misfolded prions . . .