In defence of a health system that offers timely care

A trial now underway in B.C. exposes a system that puts principle ahead of care, leaving far too many on dangerously-long waiting lists

In defence of a health system that offers timely careCALGARY, Alta. Sept. 7, 2016/ Troy Media/ – The health care trial of a generation has started in Vancouver. Four private plaintiffs are joined by Dr. Brian Day of the Cambie Surgical Centre in a constitutional challenge of British Columbia's laws. If they are successful, B.C. residents will be freed from suffering and languishing on ever-growing public health-care…

Subsidizing brewers just another unconstitutional trade barrier

Government efforts should be focused on tearing down all trade barriers, so that Alberta brewers gain access to other provincial markets

Subsidizing brewers just another unconstitutional trade barrierCALGARY, Alta. Aug. 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Well, that didn’t take very long. The money is rolling out the doors already. Kevin Moore of [popup url="http://twosergeantsbrewing.ca/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Two Sergeants Brewing[/popup] confirmed to the Fort Saskatchewan Record that he received his first “rebate from the government” already. This payment was made under the dubious Alberta…

All Canadians owe Bruce and Donna Montague a debt of gratitude

The couple took on an abusive government and reached a settlement that saved their home

All Canadians owe Bruce and Donna Montague a debt of gratitudeCALGARY, Alta. Aug. 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Bruce and Donna Montague’s 10-year fight to save their home from the Government of Ontario is finally over. They have accepted a settlement and the Honourable Mr. Justice Shaw of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice completely dismissed the civil forfeiture action against their home. The Montagues…

All froth, no brew: Alberta’s failed beer protectionism

By adding taxes on all beer, then subsidizing Alberta brewers, the province has defied free trade and the country's Constitution

All froth, no brew: Alberta’s failed beer protectionismCALGARY, Alta. Aug. 3, 2016/ Troy Media/ – In a flourish of self-congratulatory bravado, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci has announced yet another major overhaul to Alberta’s brewing industry. Prior to the New Democrats taking power in the spring of 2015, Alberta enjoyed the best market for beer in all of Canada. Although it was by…

Butt-out Ontario! Vaping saves lives

Replacing cigarettes with vaping reaps health benefits within weeks, even days

Butt-out Ontario! Vaping saves lives[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/vaping-saves-lives/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/vaping/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]vaping[/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. March 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Ontario’s goal to help people make healthier choices by strengthening smoking and vaping laws is a perfect example of Nietzsche’s aphorism to take care when…

Canadian/Iranian antipathy toward free speech only a matter of degree

The current generation of Canadians lacks a principled appreciation of how important freedom of expression is

Canadian/Iranian antipathy toward free speech only a matter of degree// free speech free speech free speech free speech [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/canadianiranian-antipathy-free-speech-matter-degree/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on free speech  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Feb. 19, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Two members of the Iranian metal band Confess have been arrested for blasphemy, and Iran’s law permits the government to detain, torture and execute…

Calgary sells $100,000 private vehicle to cover parking fine

Impounded vehicle sold while owner in Germany to visit his sick mother

Calgary sells $100,000 private vehicle to cover parking fine// calgary  calgary [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/calgary-sells-100000-private-vehicle-to-cover-parking-fine/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/calgary/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Calgary[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Feb 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The Criminal Code makes it illegal to do anything with the intention of alarming the Queen. I’m not sure our courts have…

Why we don’t need Internet price controls

The market should determine what Internet access is worth, not government regulators

CALGARY, Alta. Feb. 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Sign me up! I want $10-a-month high-speed Internet, too. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is telling us that Canadian prices are out of whack and too high. The group is asking the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to mandate that $10-per-month high-speed Internet be made available…

Alberta erecting trade barriers to protect its craft brewers

Barriers may be unconstitutional

Alberta erecting trade barriers to protect its craft brewersDownload this column on trade barriers for your publication or website. EXCLUSIVE TO subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Nov 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - “Some animals are more equal than others,” said one of the pigs in George Orwell’s cautionary tale Animal Farm. Once the animals wrested control of…

Calgary city council should butt out the vaping ban

As there is no scientific or health reason to a ban, it all comes down to self-righteousness

Calgary city council should butt out the vaping banDownload this column on vaping for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Calgary City Council’s proposed ban on vaping – a practice that mimics cigarette smoking using atomized vapour – in public is giving me déjà vu. You may remember that in 2013…