The “bass-ackward” state of energy transition in Canada

The “bass-ackward” state of energy transition in CanadaUntil politicians get out of the driver’s seat, we will never get energy transition right You’ve heard about getting things “bass-ackward”? That self-explanatory term pretty much describes the state of energy transition in Canada. That also means there’s no way Canada’s oil and gas sector, to channel prominent business thinker Jim Collins, is going from…

Albertans should just say no to Just Transition

Albertans should just say no to Just TransitionThe salary value of the jobs under threat is worth about $219 billion annually When the federal government writes down its plans for Alberta, we should take a close look. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Just Transition plan could have a deep impact on Alberta’s energy, farming, construction and trucking. Details are murky, but based on…

The ‘Just Transition’ deadly for the West

The ‘Just Transition’ deadly for the WestTrudeau using Alberta as a whipping post to rile his woke base before an election Imagine being told that, despite your happiness in your current home, you need to move into a new type of house, full of untried, unsustainable technology. That’s the Just Transition. Whatever you call it, the federal government’s plan to hollow…

Private facilities bring much needed competition to health care system

Private facilities bring much needed competition to health care systemThe competition will pressure governments to improve the public system Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s proposal to use private health centres to alleviate long wait lists has faced opposition from many quarters. It may seem counterintuitive, but Ford’s plan will actually ease the shortages of doctors and nurses. It was B.C.’s NDP government of the early…

If we don’t get energy transition right, we’re screwed

If we don’t get energy transition right, we’re screwedBut politicians are fiddling while Canada combusts Have you heard about Canada’s unjust energy transition? Better pay attention: it’s unfolding before your very eyes. The unjust transition will cost people jobs, create new and more insidious types of energy poverty, and accelerate negative environmental impact – the very opposite effects of what the putative notion…

Canada’s health-care system is a disaster

Canada’s health-care system is a disasterForeign-trained health professionals could help alleviate the strain Canada’s medical system is fast becoming a disaster area and a tragedy. There are not nearly enough family doctors to provide primary health care. Walk-in clinics were supposed to backfill this need, but many now do not take walk-ins as their registered patient load is already beyond…

Confusing signals from Ottawa on oil and gas

Confusing signals from Ottawa on oil and gasIs Ottawa actually executing a master plan to shut down Canada’s oil and gas industry? Liberal climate policies and the future of Alberta’s oil and gas industry are again headline news thanks to recent remarks by Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Their remarks have provided multiple opportunities for Alberta Premier Danielle…

Albertans saved big on holiday shopping with no PST

Albertans saved big on holiday shopping with no PSTCanadians in other provinces aren’t so lucky Albertans saved big bucks while holiday shopping because they don’t have a provincial sales tax. Canadians in other provinces aren’t so lucky. In all provinces but Alberta, the things we usually buy during the holiday season, such as decorations, mittens, fancy soaps, wrapping paper, greeting cards, jewellery, toys,…

Danielle Smith is right to shield firearms owners from Trudeau

Danielle Smith is right to shield firearms owners from TrudeauTaxpayers do not have “another billion dollars” to spare for a government program that police say won’t make us any safer Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is making the right move by trying to shield thousands of Alberta firearms owners from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wasteful gun grab. Analysts are warning that the last-minute expansion of…

Fossil fuels once again the preferred source of reliable, affordable energy

Fossil fuels once again the preferred source of reliable, affordable energyThe invisible hand of Adam Smith punched the world in the nose It seems like just the other day that the wrath of the world was coming down on oil sands and coal. To protect the atmosphere, Canada has been reducing coal-fired power generation for years. It started in Ontario, then moved to Alberta. Saskatchewan…
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