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…

Ford needs to end the Metrolinx fiasco

Ford needs to end the Metrolinx fiascoThere's no way Ford should trust Metrolinx with another dollar of taxpayers’ cash Imagine you’ve hired contractors to do a home renovation project. You’ve finally saved enough money to add that second bathroom you’ve always wanted. What would you do if, halfway through the job, the contractors came to you and said that costs had…

Canada finally releases its long-awaited Indo-Pacific Strategy

Canada finally releases its long-awaited Indo-Pacific StrategyWhile the government deserves applause, there are some gaps in the plan Several years in the making, Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy has finally been released. It’s a welcome fresh take on a time-worn tradition of trying to engage more substantially across the Pacific. In one of many previous attempts, the Asia-Pacific Foundation was created in 1985…

Tackling homelessness takes a community, says master’s grad

Tackling homelessness takes a community, says master’s gradSydney Stenekes credits her degree with giving her the confidence to engage with people of diverse cultures Growing up, Sydney Stenekes was taught to help others however she could. Whether teaching kids how to skate or speak English or serving as a student trustee for her school board, she learned “to love and respect everyone…

Why Canada shouldn’t consider returning to mandatory face masking

Why Canada shouldn’t consider returning to mandatory face maskingFortunately, most provincial governments and the feds are pushing back against the idea Several recent polls have indicated that a majority of Canadians wouldn’t be opposed to returning to mandatory face masking in public places. A Nanos Research survey conducted between Oct. 30 and Nov. 4 found that 52 per cent of Canadian respondents would…

Stringent Net Zero policies make no financial sense

Stringent Net Zero policies make no financial senseMajor financial institutions are revisiting their commitment to curbing oil and gas investment In the past few months there have been some noteworthy developments for the global alliance known as GFANZ (Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero). GFANZ, founded by Mark Carney and Michael Bloomberg in the spring of last year and promoted at COP26,…

Roadblocks persist to capping Russian crude exports

Roadblocks persist to capping Russian crude exportsThe EU is split on the price to charge for Russian exports There are less than two weeks left, but the decision to cap Russian seaborne crude exports at a ‘certain price level’ still faces significant roadblocks. And the G7 and the European Union have not yet made a final decision as to the price…
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