Top down government diktats will not curb climate change

Governments should instead focus on creating the conditions for bottom-up, market-driven technological innovation

Top down government diktats will not curb climate change//  climate change [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/2016/02/top-government-diktats-will-not-curb-climate-change/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/category/environment/climate-change/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="0"]climate change[/popup]  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] OTTAWA, Ont. Feb 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The climate change file is a hot topic and not just because it’s been a balmy winter. Speculation is that the…

Canada’s middle class has never had it so good

Any Trudeau government middle-class wage growth policy must be based on the evidence

Canada’s middle class has never had it so goodDownload this essay on Canada's middle class and income inequality Terms and Conditions of use EDITOR’S NOTE: This first essay in a new series from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute will help Canadians better understand exactly what the circumstances of Canada’s middle class are and the exact extent to which it can be said to be “struggling.” By…

The TPP needs a better sales pitch

The Trudeau government will need to use some of its newly-acquired political capital to ensure that Canada is squarely in the TPP tent

The TPP needs a better sales pitchDownload this column on the TPP Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, Ont. Nov 13, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It certainly would not have been Stephen Harper’s first choice to announce the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Oct. 5. There was a vigorous push by trade ministers, meeting in a marathon session in Atlanta,…

Canada’s current environmental assessment system not working

Governments and industry must invest resources in EA training programs to build educational and technical capacity in Aboriginal communities

Canada’s current environmental assessment system not workingDownload this column on environmental assessment for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use SASKATOON, SK Oct 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - During his election campaign, Justin Trudeau promised to make environmental assessments credible again. He committed to a new, fair environmental assessment (EA) process that will, among other things, respect the…

Japan our best bet as an Asian trading partner

It is rich, technologically advanced, democratic and abides by the rule of law

Japan our best bet as an Asian trading partnerDownload Japan our best bet as an Asian trading partner OTTAWA, CALGARY OUT OTTAWA, ON, Apr 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Geography, history, immigration and economic self-interest all suggest that Canada’s trade should be oriented toward the Asia-Pacific. Yet we need to choose our trading partners with care. It is a mistake is to be…