Manitoba Premier Stefanson should oppose carbon tax

Manitoba Premier Stefanson should oppose carbon taxIt’s expensive out there and Manitobans trying to gas up their car to get to work or simply heat their homes need relief Manitobans shouldn’t be fooled by the paltry sum that Trudeau has sent them via carbon tax rebates. It doesn’t come close to what the tax costs them. The Parliamentary Budget Officer crunched…

Ford needs to end the debt and inflation cycle

Ford needs to end the debt and inflation cycleIf there ever was a time for politicians to stop digging, it’s now It turns out endless spending does come with a hangover: soaring interest rates. Ontario’s finances have been awash in red ink since Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Junior was in diapers. Former premier Dalton McGuinty took over Queen’s Park and started Ontario’s debt…

Grocer code of conduct could help reduce loss of trust in the sector

Grocer code of conduct could help reduce loss of trust in the sectorGrocers need to be more accountable to themselves and the public A grocer code of conduct is coming to Canada. The United Kingdom and Australia, where grocer oligopolies exist, have a similar code already. This is great news for consumers; in fact, it should be considered a minor miracle. It all started in 2020 when…

Lessons from overpriced chicken breasts

Lessons from overpriced chicken breasts“Chickengate” exposes the crisis of confidence grocers face today It all started with one reporter taking a simple, trivial picture of an overpriced pack of five boneless, skinless chicken breasts. The cost was $26.87 a kilo, a world-class sticker shocker, at least double what one would expect to pay for chicken breasts. Within hours, the…

Trudeau’s five tax hikes will harm the middle class in 2023

Trudeau’s five tax hikes will harm the middle class in 2023Canadians are paying too much tax because the government wastes too much money Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to govern for “the middle class and those working hard to join it.” Canadians can be forgiven if we feel he’s forgotten that promise. Whether it’s the nurse working at the hospital, the mom who commutes to…

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,…

2022 the year net-zero fantasy ran smack into hard reality

2022 the year net-zero fantasy ran smack into hard realityThat doesn’t mean the net-zero zealots will toss in the towel, of course Last year my year-end column, Fossil-fuel follies, hypocrisy and ignorance plague us all, focused on the bizarre impacts of the Great March Greenward by net-zero zealots intent on replacing the 84 per cent of global energy supplied by fossil fuels with electricity…

Canadian economy is grinding to a halt

Canadian economy is grinding to a haltGet ready for an economically challenging 2023 For economic prognosticators, the year that just ended threw up some big surprises, including the first land war in Europe since 1945, spiralling inflation, and a series of rapid-fire interest rate increases as panicked central bankers rushed to tame soaring prices. Few, if any, forecasters anticipated these developments…
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