Cleaning up Vancouver’s “rat’s nest of rot”

Single-family houses in the city are now deposit boxes. How did we get here and how can we restore balance?

Cleaning up Vancouver’s “rat’s nest of rot”It’s time for broad review of the dirty money games played in the casinos and on the high streets of the raincoast’s ‘capital' city. B.C. Attorney General David Eby recently reported that upwards of $2 billion in dirty money laundering has occurred in Vancouver casinos and luxury real estate over the past year. He characterized…

Premier Wynne and her Ontario government must go

It’s time to remove the rot at the core of province's management and begin to reverse the damage

Premier Wynne and her Ontario government must goIn April of AD 527, a peasant from what is now Macedonia became emperor of the Romans. His name was Justinian and he left a surprising legacy. At the time of his accession, the Roman empire was more than 1,000 years old and was in terrible shape. The old city of Rome was a backwater.…

Liberals’ “values test” a threat to freedom in Canada

The freedom of Canadian citizens to peacefully oppose anything, including abortion, is the very base on which all rights are founded

Liberals’ “values test” a threat to freedom in CanadaNDP MP David Christopherson gets it. Liberal Labour Minister Patty Hajdu apparently just can’t. Christopherson broke party ranks and voted for a Conservative motion in late March demanding the government scrap its “values test” for Canada Summer Jobs funding. Even with Christopherson’s support, the motion was easily defeated. “If the law is an ass, you…

Price fixing scandal breaking bad for grocers

The growing bakery goods price fixing investigation puts the onus on manufacturers and retailers to reach out to consumers in meaningful ways

Price fixing scandal breaking bad for grocersCanada’s Competition Bureau is alleging that almost every major food player was in on the bread cartel. This is extraordinarily disturbing and Canadians have every right to wonder if other grocery staples are affected by this type of collusion. The bread-price-fixing scheme, which allegedly lasted for 14 years, included major wholesalers such as Canada Bread…

Loblaw, Weston bake the numbers, burn consumers

As shocking as it was, most of us will eventually forget Loblaw‘s admission of price-fixing. Let’s hope the industry doesn’t

Loblaw, Weston bake the numbers, burn consumersMost Canadians were stunned and dismayed to learn that the country’s leading grocer was caught up in a price-fixing scheme with bread-maker George Weston Ltd., which is owned by the same company. The scheme lasted from 2001 to 2015. As a result, Loblaw Companies Ltd. fired several people and gave $25 gift certificates to millions…

Another adjournment for Kindersley (SK) travel agent fraud case

Inaccurate CBC report draws discussion in court; return date of Nov. 7 set for the case

Another adjournment for Kindersley (SK) travel agent fraud caseThe criminal defence lawyer representing Leslie Glauser, a former Kindersley, Sask. travel agent charged with fraud, has requested another adjournment in the case. There was another matter of concern for the court regarding the case. Saskatchewan CBC reported that a two-day trial for Glauser would start in Kindersley on Oct. 3 and the report turned…

The great flaming mass of Ontario Liberal incompetence

The stench of corruption and incompetence will continue to hang over the Wynne government in the run up to the next provincial election

Nearly 15 years of Liberal rule have made Ontario the economic equivalent of the Hagersville tire fire. The great flaming mass of Liberal incompetence has covered Ontario with a poisonous cloud of failure. Inflation-adjusted growth in Ontario is stuck at about half the Canadian average. Growth in disposable income lags significantly behind that of every…

Prying back the lid on corruption

Trump, in a few short weeks, has metastasized into a cancer on the institution of the presidency and shredded the reputation of the U.S. around the globe

James Comey's big day – the testimony of former FBI director – has been much discussed, debated and dissected. Comey's testimony before the Senate intelligence committee was seen by many millions. His Thursday morning appearance was the political TV event of 2017 – so far. Among the lowlights: the administration of President Donald Trump “lied”…

Brazil and the mother of all food fraud cases

Canada, as one of Brazil’s main livestock industry competitors, will likely gain from this scandal, but the industry should not become too complacent

Brazil and the mother of all food fraud casesHALIFAX, N.S. Mar. 22, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Brazil, the largest exporter of meat products in the world, faces a food fraud crisis – and it seems federal authorities have been complicit. There's a lesson here for Canada. Brazil authorities recently announced they would investigate several companies, including meat-packing giants JBS SA and BRF SA. The companies are accused…

Is Trudeau’s warranty running out?

The botched electoral reform initiative and the access-for-cash mess highlight a growing disconnect between the voters and the Liberals

Is Trudeau’s warranty running out?CALGARY, Alta. Jan. 15, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Are Liberal voters suffering buyer’s remorse? Is it even possible following Justin Trudeau’s fairy-tale victory just over a year ago? A young and exuberant man with an appealing platform, a charming wife and family, the prime minister made waves during the election campaign and beyond. A refreshing change from his…