Canada is doing the right thing for Syrian refugees

The politics may be messy, and the goal difficult to reach, but we can't stop trying

Canada is doing the right thing for Syrian refugees//  refugees  refugees [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/canada-is-doing-the-right-thing-for-syrian-refugees/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/refugees/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]refugees[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] RED DEER OUT RED DEER, Alta. Jan. 9, 2016/ Troy Media/ - In 1999, Kosovo was not a great place to be. The whole Balkan region was breaking up –…

Health care should be modernized, not privatized

Two-tier care and extra-billing being sold to the public as strategies for saving health care

Health care should be modernized, not privatized[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/health-care-should-be-modernized-not-privatized/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/category/health-lifestyle/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]health 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] By Bryan Thomas Research Associate Centre for Health Law University of Ottawa and Colleen Flood Expert Advisor EvidenceNetwork.ca OTTAWA, Ont. Dec 16, 2015/ Troy Media/ - National Medicare Week has just passed,…

Canadian conservatives need to pause, regroup

Despite the hype, Canadian conservatism will recover

Canadian conservatives need to pause, regroup[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/canadian-conservatives-need-to-pause-regroup/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on Canadian conservatism [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] TORONTO, Ont. Dec. 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Politics, by nature, is a system of ebbs and flows. Ideological positions pass in and out of vogue with the electorate. Support for certain policy positions, including the size…

COP21 the latest ‘last chance’ for humanity

ISIS and the delegates to COP21 are all purveyors of apocalyptic ideologies

COP21 the latest ‘last chance’ for humanityDownload this column on COP21 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY OUT CALGARY, Alta. Nov 27, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Oliver Tickell, website editor of the British magazine The Ecologist, wondered whether the ISIS attacks in Paris were motivated by a desire to undermine the UN climate summit opening next week, the 21st in the series…

Saskatchewan’s MRI policy puts patients ahead of ideology

Private scans are now also available to others beside professional athletes, politicians and those who can afford to leave the country

Saskatchewan’s MRI policy puts patients ahead of ideologyDownload this column on Saskatchewan's MRI policy Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, B.C. Nov 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Government of Saskatchewan recently passed legislation that will allow patients to pay for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans using their own money. This move has, of course, caused many of those who are ideologically opposed…

Lest we forget: War against terrorism requires old vigilance

To lash out violently ignores the terrible sacrifice so many have made

Lest we forget: War against terrorism requires old vigilanceDownload this column on terrorism for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use RED DEER, AB Nov. 5, 2015 /Troy Media/ - My maternal grandparents lost their only son in the Second World War. They and their seven daughters could only imagine what potential his life held. But they…

Technology alone should not drive education reform

Hopefully a new report from the OECD slows down the mad rush to equip students of all ages with the latest computer gadgets

Technology alone should not drive education reformDownload this column on computers in school education for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use WINNIPEG, MB Oct 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A recent OECD report dropped a bombshell on those who view technology as the driving force of education reform. The report found that “students who use computers very…

Enough with demonizing coal

The evidence disproves the claims of the ideological-driven phase-out coal campaign

Enough with demonizing coalDownload this column on coal for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Oct 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Albertans have recently been told by Premier Rachel Notley that Alberta is on track to having "bad air" and that restrictions will be imposed if we don't get our environmental house…

Why affordable medications for Canadians should be an all-party priority

Universal drug coverage would save over $7 billion dollars in private and public spending, with little or no increase to government budgets

Why affordable medications for Canadians should be an all-party priorityDownload this column on medications for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Join Us SASKATOON, SK Oct 14, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It's become almost a matter of faith: health and health care are perennially among the top priorities for Canadians, but are nearly invisible in election platforms and debates. But something changed when Tom…

Canada is a mess and the niqab fuss is a symbol of why

Truth has become secondary to blatant political ideology and expediency

Canada is a mess and the niqab fuss is a symbol of whyDownload this column on the niqab for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Join Us QUATHIASKI COVE, BC Oct 13, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Canada is in a political fuss about a little piece of cloth draped across the face of a Muslim woman who insists on wearing a niqab during her swearing of…