Can Canada have it both ways on foreign policy?

The Trudeau government's muddled thinking will only lead to trouble

Can Canada have it both ways on foreign policy?CALGARY, Alta. May 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion caught the media’s attention in a recent [popup url="http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/stephane-dion-how-ethics-inspires-liberal-foreign-policy/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]speech[/popup] where he outlined his new sophisticated-sounding foreign policy doctrine. Journalists were inclined to dust off the works of early 20th century German sociologist Max Weber to decipher the words of the minister, a one-time academic.…

Does Canada have enemies?

We deceive ourselves if we deny even the possibility of having enemies in the world

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Do predictions trump prudence in politics?

Some experts, armed with an inflated sense of human reason and the power of science, profess more certainty than political reality allows

Do predictions trump prudence in politics?//  prudence [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/do-predictions-trump-prudence-in-politics/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on prudence in polltics and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/junk-science/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="0"]junk science[/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. 11, 2016/ Troy Media/ — An old tradition argues that if those with genuine knowledge, rather than mere opinion, ruled, the political order would be…

Is there a limit to the politics of hope?

Reality lies between hope and fear

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Does global humanitarianism weaken national citizenship?

We can — and must — help others, but without compromising the fundamentals that make Canada great

[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/does-global-humanitarianism-weaken-national-citizenship/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on humanitarianism [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Jan. 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Canadians care about the world and about non-Canadians. Many therefore consider themselves humanitarians. Our effort on behalf of Syrian refugees is but the latest instance of Canadians engaging in…

Is the use of a date ever a substitute for a rational argument?

Be wary of politicians making claims on the basis of the date

Is the use of a date ever a substitute for a rational argument?//  rational argument  rational argument [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/is-the-use-of-a-date-ever-a-substitute-for-a-rational-argument/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on the use of dates as a substitute for a rational argument  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Dec. 31, 2015/ Troy Media/ Certain politicians have grown fond of invoking the date – the year, or the century –…

What is rhetoric?

It is important to appreciate rhetoric because it is one of the foundations of democracy

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Should water be for sale?

There is a case to be made for water being a commodity, as long as it is sold at a price responsive to supply and demand

Should water be for sale?Download this column on the sale of water for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Jul 20, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Nestlé, the Swiss food and beverage company, is in hot water over, well, water. The case is easy enough to explain: Nestlé sells bottled water.…

Are election spending limits unjust?

Our system may be imperfect, but it is much superior to the disgusting free-for-all that is the American electoral process

Are election spending limits unjust?Download this column on election spending limits for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Jul 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - If he were American, he'd be home by now. Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, at one time Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, is in…

Should the Bank of Canada raise interest rates?

Do we have a responsibility to save people from their own (bad) decisions?

Should the Bank of Canada raise interest rates?Download this column on interest rates for your publication or website. Price starts at $10 Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Jun 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - We rely a lot of a change in the quarterly Gross Domestic Product, the Toronto Stock Exchange and the concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere to measure…
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