Canada needs a national policy to right our economic ship

Our trust-the-status-quo mindset is part of the problem. And our commitment to globalization must come with a Canada-first policy

Canada needs a national policy to right our economic shipEDMONTON, Alta. Mar. 27, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has blinked. The recent federal budget was cautious when it should have been bold. It was hesitant and defensive when it should have been a battle cry for Canadian unity and prosperity. The unpredictable Donald Trump may or may not fulfil his promise to only…

Looking for affordable housing? Try Atlantic provinces

In an age of bloated house prices in many urban centres, Atlantic Canada's situation is enviable

Looking for affordable housing? Try Atlantic provincesBy Jackson Doughart Atlantic Institute for Market Studies and Wendell Cox Demographia HALIFAX, N.S. Feb. 1, 2017/ Troy Media/ - Every year, news magazines and websites publish "best city" lists, ranking global cities that are the most attractive places to live. Unfortunately, most middle-class people couldn't afford to live in the cities that top these…

The all-day breakfast wake-up call

The divide between breakfast, lunch and dinner is eroding as millennials start to gain a hold in the marketplace

The all-day breakfast wake-up callHALIFAX, N.S. Jan. 30, 2017 /Troy Media/ – The three-meals-a-day standard is slowly becoming more an ideal than a reality – ask McDonald's and millennials. More than a year ago, McDonald's Restaurants introduced all-day breakfasts in the United States. Now, McDonald's Canada is slowly rolling out the all-day breakfast, testing it at several locations across the country. A&W Food…

The boomers’ last chance for redemption

Our youth are the best-educated, most adaptive and creative generation in history, but conservative boomer-era bankers are holding them back

The boomers’ last chance for redemptionEDMONTON, Alta. Dec. 12, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Can the baby boom generation find economic absolution? The generation born between 1946 and 1964 is leaving a bitter legacy. As the governing generation, it has mismanaged economies so badly they've imperilled their children's future. But the rise of a new creative economy could provide this most…

Canada’s affordable housing crisis about to get worse

The affordable housing crisis is an obvious symptom of a deep-seated disease in modern capitalism

Canada’s affordable housing crisis about to get worseCanada is a modern success story; with a functioning democracy, a tolerant, multi-ethnic society and an economy that’s the envy of the world. So how can it be that so many of our citizens can’t afford to put a roof over their heads? It’s shocking to learn that many working Canadians are unable to gain…

Another entrenched establishment about to bite the dust

We are on the verge of a new world economic order

Another entrenched establishment about to bite the dustEvery century has its own violent passions and historical blueprint, and the next will be upon us soon. The 17th century was a struggle for religious freedom, the 18th brought us the Enlightenment and political revolution, the 19th launched industrialization, and the 20th century was a violent struggle for democracy and human rights. Each epoch had its…

Young voters have no taste for old-school politics

Restoring faith in our electoral system will require a new style of politics that eschews much of the current orthodoxy

Young voters have no taste for old-school politicsOf all the victims to take a hit in the Mike Duffy Senate expenses scandal, there’s one that isn’t talked about much. Democracy itself. It’s hard to read the daily stories of ambiguous Senate expense rules, allegations of blackmail/payoffs and rampant disregard for the poor taxpayers who are underwriting this mess without asking yourself about…

Niqabs, millennials symbols of the age of entitlement

2 recent op-eds in the National Post bear little resemblance to the real world

Niqabs, millennials symbols of the age of entitlementThe National Post’s op-ed pages had an interesting day recently, sporting several pieces that stuck in my mind. This column is about two of them. The first one felt like the Post’s umpteenth brief against the Harper government’s prohibition of niqabs at citizenship oath-taking ceremonies. The paper certainly hasn’t been shy about expressing its disapproval…