Canadian lithium exploration could help supply the batteries of the future

Canadian lithium exploration could help supply the batteries of the future“Western Canada is going to be one of the biggest jurisdictions for lithium on the planet” Canada’s post-pandemic economy is like a cross-country horse race. Out front, galloping through the canyons of inflation, geopolitical instability, and supply chain problems are oil and gas, retail, transportation, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism, to name a few industries. Gaining…

1889 book provides a way forward for Aboriginal policy today

1889 book provides a way forward for Aboriginal policy todayAn eye-opening description of Aboriginal culture as it was in the 1880s John McLean was a Christian missionary who lived for nine years with the Blood (Kainai) Indians in present-day Southern Alberta, learning their language, customs and traditions. In 1889, at the request of the Smithsonian Institution, he wrote The Indians of Canada, a balanced…

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is pro carbon tax

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is pro carbon taxHer claims to be the affordability superhero don't ring true Nowadays, with many Albertans struggling to fill their fuel tanks and grocery carts, NDP leader Rachel Notley is singing from the hymnbook of affordability. But her lyrics need a fact-check. The leader of the NDP can’t claim to be the affordability superhero while she’s hanging…

Poutine should be on the UN’s cultural heritage list

Poutine should be on the UN’s cultural heritage listThe dish has become an emblem of our gastronomic heritage worldwide, whether we like it or not The French baguette has just been recognized by UNESCO  as an intangible heritage. Same thing for tea culture in China and 46 other gastronomic elements. Cuban rum made the list this year. UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific…

Russian oil price cap is a go. But will it work?

Russian oil price cap is a go. But will it work?Russia following Iran’s playbook on how to skirt sanctions Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, the United States, and the 27-nation European Union finally, but hesitantly, agreed last Friday to cap the price of Russian crude oil imports by other nations at US$60 per barrel. The EU embargo on importing Russian seaborne crude is in effect from…

U.S. plan to import oil from Venezuela will hurt Canadians

U.S. plan to import oil from Venezuela will hurt CanadiansThe Keystone XL pipeline could have started operating mere months from now The U.S. decision to ease sanctions and allow it to resume oil imports from Venezuela will hurt Canada’s oil sector, according to industry analysts. It’s another blow by the administration that cancelled the 830,000-barrel-per-day Keystone XL pipeline from Canada in January 2021. Now…

Wokeness is killing Vancouver

Wokeness is killing VancouverDrug overdose deaths approaching 2,000 annually Does passive policing and harm reduction improve health and safety? Vancouver is a living, breathing example to the contrary – or perhaps more like a dying, gasping person. In his film Vancouver is Dying, Aaron Gunn demonstrates the rot of addiction and criminality that is destroying one of Canada’s…
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