Albertans must come to accept the new normal

If we don't accept the reality of climate change, and work to reverse it, things will only get worse in Alberta

Albertans must come to accept the new normalRED DEER, Alta. April 25, 2016/Troy Media/ - Plenty of Albertans push back from any suggestion of global warming as if they were being served a dish of raw bitumen, garnished with coal shavings. It is a conundrum that besets societies around the world – science is muted, discredited, disavowed or ignored by those who fear…

Changing the rules of engagement for Alberta power plants

Accelerating the shutdown of Alberta's coal-fired generators could penalize consumers

Changing the rules of engagement for Alberta power plantsCALGARY, Alta. April 25, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The Alberta government is intent on reducing emissions, but the goal could penalize power consumers while hastening the dismantling of an industry. Implementing the ambitious Climate Leadership Plan is a priority for the government. And as a way to improve how Alberta is perceived in the world, it is certainly justified. But electricity…

Say goodbye to the Alberta Tax Advantage

Misguided policies eroding Alberta’s tax advantage

Say goodbye to the Alberta Tax AdvantageBy Steve Lafleur and Ben Eisen The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. March 30, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci recently told a business audience that Alberta has the “lowest taxes overall of any province or territory” in Canada. A year ago, this was unambiguously true. At that time, Alberta had the lowest…

Federal budget looming, and Canadian economy faces troubled waters

Unfortunately, government policies are only making matters worse

Federal budget looming, and Canadian economy faces troubled waters[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/canadian-economy-faces-troubled-waters/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on the [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/canadian-economy/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Canadian economy[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. March 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ - As the federal budget nears, there’s no question the Canadian economy is not firing on all cylinders. The global economic slowdown coupled with depressed…

BC should keep the carbon tax but make sure it’s revenue neutral

Return the tax to true revenue neutrality through income tax cuts rather than gifts to special interest groups

BC should keep the carbon tax but make sure it’s revenue neutral//  carbon tax  carbon tax [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/bc-carbon-tax-must-be-revenue-neutral/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on the [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/carbon-tax/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]carbon tax[/popup]  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER OUT KAMLOOPS, B.C. March 7, 2016/ Troy Media/ - British Columbia’s climate policy is at a crossroads. The government must decide how to move forward…

Wynne ignores lessons about the pitfalls of cap and trade

Ontarian households are going to feel the pain, while politically connected industries will reap a windfall

Wynne ignores lessons about the pitfalls of cap and trade//  cap and trade  cap and trade [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/wynne-ignores-lessons-pitfalls-cap-trade/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/carbon-capture/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]cap and trade[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/carbon-tax/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]carbon taxes[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Mar 1, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Last week, the Ontario government released draft regulations under…

Alberta’s new carbon tax anything but revenue neutral

It is more accurate to describe the Notley government's policy approach as “tax and spend"

Alberta’s new carbon tax anything but revenue neutralDownload this column on Alberta's 'revenue neutral' carbon tax Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, EDMONTON, ALL SASKATCHEWAN MEDIA EXCEPT SASKATOON, REGINA OUT By Ben Eisen and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Nov 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s claim that her government's new carbon tax is “revenue neutral” is, upon analysis,…

Carbon tax major blow to Alberta’s investment climate

A carbon tax latest nail in the coffin for the Alberta Advantage

Carbon tax major blow to Alberta’s investment climateDownload this column on a carbon tax Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, EDMONTON, ALL OF SASKATCHEWAN EXCEPT SASKATOON, REGINA OUT By Ben Eisen and Charles Lammam The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Nov. 26, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Recent policy changes have buried the Alberta Advantage. The latest nail in the coffin comes from the provincial government’s new climate…

Alberta Climate Change Panel too one-sided

Is foreign influence pushing Albertans into carbon tax and trade?

Alberta Climate Change Panel too one-sidedDownload this column on the Climate Change panel for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Sep 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Democracy based on the principle of widespread representation of different groups is a central feature of policy consideration. Then what are we to make of the Alberta Climate…

Carbon tax in Alberta an idea whose time has come

Put a price on carbon that is high enough to discourage emissions

Carbon tax in Alberta an idea whose time has comeDownload this column on a carbon tax for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 26, 2015/ Troy Media/ - “Never in my wildest dreams did I think global warming would be such a hot issue,” said former Alberta premier Ralph Klein. Nor, in his wildest dreams, would Klein…