The stone cold truth: marijuana clouds reality

Contrary to decades of marijuana proponent propaganda, it’s not a drug like alcohol or caffeine. It's very purpose is intoxication

The stone cold truth: marijuana clouds realityOTTAWA, Ont., April 16, 2017 /Troy Media/ – There’s something quasi quaint about the federal government introducing legislation to legalize marijuana. News reporting on the budding bill has generously employed terrible puns to create a sense of giggling excitement about it. A Canadian Press story advised that all of Ottawa is “buzzing” at the audacity that dope…

A candid and honest politician. Is that too much to ask?

Trudeau continues to struggle with his facts, telling one part of the country one thing and another part something quite different

A candid and honest politician. Is that too much to ask?CALGARY, Alta. Jan. 18, 2017/ Troy Media/ - In politics, lying is in. I know. I know. You could dig into history and argue that it’s always been in. But, right now, it appears to be front and centre, thanks in large part to that guy in the country south of us whose name I’d…

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…

The slings and arrows of (political) misfortune

Justin Trudeau’s mistake wasn’t being a passenger on Air Aga Khan. It was hanging out with a billionaire, and then trying to keep it a big secret

The slings and arrows of (political) misfortuneTORONTO, Ont. Jan. 13, 2017/ Troy Media/ - Is Justin Trudeau guilty? Yes he is: of using a dangling preposition. Here’s the relevant news report: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he made use of the private helicopter of the Aga Khan during a family vacation at the billionaire Ismaili Muslim leader’s retreat in the Bahamas…

Imagine a day without responsible journalism

As we observe World AIDS Day, a key tool in the ongoing fight against intolerance, bigotry and oppression is under threat

Imagine a day without responsible journalismCALGARY, Alta. Nov. 29, 2016/ Troy Media - Queen singer Freddie Mercury. Tennis great Arthur Ashe. Gunsmoke’s Amanda Blake (Miss Kitty), and Brady Bunch dad Robert Reed. As we pause on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) to remember these and others lost to the insidious disease that was once thought to affect only gay men and IV…

What you can do to keep responsible journalism alive

Think about what a potential “Day Without Responsible Journalism” could mean

What you can do to keep responsible journalism aliveCALGARY, Alta. Nov. 29, 2016/ Troy Media/ - If you value news reported in the public interest, democracy and human rights, and facts that are rigorously reported and verified, then please think about what a potential “Day Without Responsible Journalism” could mean. Thankfully, there are several actions we can each take to ensure that day…

Why nice guys ultimately finish first, in business and life

Ethical companies understand the importance of a good public image, employee satisfaction and having repeat customers

Why nice guys ultimately finish first, in business and lifePRINCE GEORGE, B.C. Oct. 13, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Phrases like, “It’s a dog eat dog world,” and “Nice guys finish last,” suggest it doesn’t pay to be kind or ethical. If you want to make it in this world, you apparently have to drive a hard bargain and look out for No. 1. Not true, say the…

Rules governing the use of human subjects in science matter

We need broadly-applied ethical standards to protect the human subjects of research

Rules governing the use of human subjects in science matter//  science  science [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/rules-governing-the-use-of-human-subjects-in-science-matter/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/science/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]science[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/ethics/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]ethics[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] OTTAWA, Ont. Feb. 25, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The disturbing announcement recently that a man died and four others were seriously harmed in France…

The best faith-based response to physician-assisted suicide

Canadians need quality, accessible palliative care, not a quick end to life

The best faith-based response to physician-assisted suicide// assisted suicide assisted suicide [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/the-best-faith-based-response-to-physician-assisted-suicide/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/health-suicide/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]assisted suicide[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/palliative-care/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]palliative care[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] TRAIL, B.C. Feb. 3, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Physician-assisted suicide is coming soon to a health-care institution near you, and you won't…

Trudeau’s ethics guide to ministers is full of loopholes

Tough new rules are needed to ensure that cabinet ministers and their staff stay true to new ethical standards

Trudeau’s ethics guide to ministers is full of loopholes[popup url="link here" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/ethics/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]ethics[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/justin-trudeau/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]the Trudeau government[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] OTTAWA, Ont. Dec. 14, 2015/ Troy Media/ — Justin Trudeau's mandate letters to ministers reminds them that they must be honest, impartial and maintain the highest ethical…