2016 was the year of elite comeuppance

When virtually the entire elite class holds the values of large numbers of people in contempt, something important has been lost

2016 was the year of elite comeuppanceTORONTO, Ont. Dec. 30, 2016/Troy Media/ – From Brexit to the election of Donald Trump, 2016 wasn’t a great year for elite policy-makers, pundits and prognosticators. Despite voluminous quantities of advising, lecturing, hectoring and finger-wagging, the hoi polloi persisted in making up their own minds. Because life is inherently unpredictable, even very smart and informed…

Leadership and courage in a changing world

Germany has rebuilt itself after the chaos of the Second World War and the division of the Cold War by being resolute and thoughtful

Leadership and courage in a changing worldPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. Nov. 24, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Germany is a nation with a profound sense of duty and leadership. As a German teacher, I've watched with interest from afar as Germany has evolved after the horrors of the first half of the 20th century. The nation's prevalent can-do attitude has made it an economic…

Refugees are Canada’s latest wave of pioneers

The immediate social cost is high, but in the long run a large influx of immigrants will help build our society

Refugees are Canada’s latest wave of pioneersVANCOUVER, B.C. March 21, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Immigration is not quite a dirty word in Canada, but it is becoming a scary one. Who is and will be coming into Canada? How many and from where? Are they going to disrupt our housing market, our health care, our schools, our way of life? What are…

Shipping in refugees, shipping out the homeless in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan "refugees" and First Nation members Charles Neil-Curly and Jeremy Roy were given one-way bus tickets to Vancouver

Shipping in refugees, shipping out the homeless in Saskatchewan//  refugees  refugees [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/shipping-out-saskatchewan-refugees/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on Saskatchewan's refugees [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] RED DEER OUT RED DEER, Alta. March 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ - In the old days in Alberta, when oil prices fell and government revenue dropped, part of the solution was to cut the welfare…

Oligarchs are reshaping our biggest cities

Oligarch kleptocratic immigration is detrimentailly affecting those cities deemed as safe havens for their investments

Oligarchs are reshaping our biggest cities//  oligarchs [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/oligarchs-reshaping-biggest-cities/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on oligarchs and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/immigration/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]immigration[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. March 13, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The word oligarch has a weighty feel to it. After you master it, it rolls off the tongue. Derived from the Greek language, today…

Vancouver’s fuerdai turning immigration dream on its head

Unlike previous immigrants who arrived with very little, the offspring of wealthy Chinese parents are products of an alien culture

Vancouver’s fuerdai turning immigration dream on its head//  immigration [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/fuerdai-turning-immigration-dream-on-its-head/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/immigration/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]immigration[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/vancouver/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Vancouver[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. March 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ – The roots of Canada’s immigration narrative run through struggle, adversity and survival. Eventually we triumph – sort of, either by…

Vancouver’s housing bubble just keeps on swelling

But the ‘Big Housing Short’ is looming

Vancouver’s housing bubble just keeps on swelling//  vancouver  vancouver [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/vancouver-s-housing-bubble-just-keeps-on-swelling/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/Vancouver/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Vancouver[/popup] housing  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. Feb. 7, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Think about the last time you went to the bank to visit your safety deposit box. If you're like me, you forget…

Canada has no moral choice but to take refugees

"By making Syrian refugees the enemy, we are playing into (the terrorists') hands"

Canada has no moral choice but to take refugeesDownload this column on refugees Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, Alta. Nov. 18, 2015 /Troy Media/ – If ever there was a lame excuse to turn away Syrian refugees, it is to be found in the straw man that opening our doors to desperate people will allow terrorists to sneak into our country. No question,…

My red lines in the sand before accepting more refugees

Wanting to limit the number of refugees to preserve your way of life doesn’t make you a bad person

My red lines in the sand before accepting more refugeesDownload this column on refugees for your publication or website. FREE TRIAL Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, ON Sep 16, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As hundreds of thousands of migrants flood Europe’s borders, some of us will recall Jean Raspail’s apocalyptic 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints. Fiercely controversial, Raspail’s story depicts an…

Quebec an easy back door to Canada for immigrant investors

The old rules under the defunct Immigrant Investor Program still apply in Quebec

Quebec an easy back door to Canada for immigrant investorsDownload this column on immigrant investors for your publication or website. FREE or Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, BC Aug 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As proud and happy Canadians, many of us get upset when we think that our government is selling Canadian citizenship cheaply. The now defunct federal…