Almost 40% of Atlantic Canada households live in energy poverty

Atlantic Canada premiers should focus on opportunities to make energy more affordable for their citizens, rather than making it more expensive

Almost 40% of Atlantic Canada households live in energy povertyCALGARY, Alta. Aug. 22, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Last week, the premiers of Atlantic Canada met with federal Environment Minister Katherine McKenna to discuss energy planning for the region’s future. Things discussed included the building of a “clean electricity future,” and a “national price on carbon,” which was described as “impending” in a [popup url="http://globalnews.ca/news/2873634/atlantic-environment-ministers-commit-to-accelerating-clean-electricity/"…

Atlantic Canada could lose Supreme Court seat

New selection process would upend constitutional convention and an important principle of federalism: regional voices matter

Atlantic Canada could lose Supreme Court seatHALIFAX, N.S. Aug. 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ – The federal government's new selection process for Supreme Court of Canada justices means that Atlantic Canada will lose its assured seat on the court. This decision violates a long-standing constitutional convention: to gain the consent of the members of Confederation, the provinces. It favours one form of diversity (bilingualism, for example) over others and…

At least Atlantic Canada leads in something

Unfortunately, it's sales taxes

At least Atlantic Canada leads in somethingHALIFAX, N.S. July 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Three Atlantic provinces now share the country's highest sales tax rate. It is hardly a noteworthy distinction. On July 1, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador raised the tax two percentage points to 15 per cent, joining Nova Scotia, which increased its harmonized sales tax (HST) in…

Health-care spending increases point to unsustainable future

Provincial governments need to start re-examining how their health-care dollars are spent or implementing meaningful health-care reform now

Health-care spending increases point to unsustainable futureBy Bacchus Barua and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. June 2, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Health care is the single largest budget item for every provincial government in Canada. Increases in spending on health care can therefore have a significant impact on resources available for other government programs (such as education and social…

Atlantic provinces should join western free-trade deal

An east-west trade confederation would harmonize a variety of standards, saving time and money and removing roadblocks to economic growth

Atlantic provinces should join western free-trade dealHALIFAX, N.S. May 25, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The recent court decision acquitting Gérard Comeau portends well for free trade in Canada. According to the judge, the law that Comeau was accused of breaking – transporting liquor into New Brunswick – violates the constitutionality of free trade between the provinces, going back to 1867. Unfortunately, it…

Don’t blame seniors for Atlantic Canada’s economic difficulties

Instead, it has too few young workers due to a slow economy, caused largetly by government policies

Don’t blame seniors for Atlantic Canada’s economic difficultiesHALIFAX, N.S. May 24, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Ottawa's health-care funding model is failing. That, at least, is what Atlantic Canada's premiers tell anyone willing to listen. They want Ottawa to direct more health dollars to our region because we have an older population and a shrinking workforce. The premiers say we're being shortchanged. Premier Brian…

Atlantic Canada hurt by Liberal reversal of their own EI policies

By making benefits too easy to access, a cycle of unemployment is created that discourages the pursuit of education

Atlantic Canada hurt by Liberal reversal of their own EI policiesHALIFAX, N.S. April 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Atlantic Canada’s struggling economy has been dealt another blow by the federal government's decision to make employment insurance (EI) easier to access. Unemployed workers in provinces hit hardest by the energy sector downturn have received the most attention in the EI reforms. Few will argue with extending regular benefits by…

Atlantic Canada facing an economic crisis

The level of support from other regions of the country has created a dangerous sense of entitlement

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What universities don’t want you to know about your child’s education

University of PEI contemplating legal action against one of its professors for writing about how mediocre today’s universities are

What universities don’t want you to know about your child’s education//  universities, university of PEI universities, university of PEI [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/what-universities-dont-want-you-to-know-about-your-childs-education/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on the sad state of today's [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/post-secondary/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]universities[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY OUT CALGARY, Alta. Dec 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Ron Srigley enjoyed annual teaching contracts at the University of…

GMO salmon means there are now bigger fish to fry

The case for GMO salmon is compelling: twice as fast growth, 25% less food to produce, high protein conversion rate

GMO salmon means there are now bigger fish to fryDownload this column on GMO salmon Terms and Conditions of use INNSBRUCK, Austria Nov. 26, 2015/ Troy Media/ — AquaBounty has apparently become aquaculture’s Monsanto. The company’s genetically-engineered Atlantic salmon has just made history by achieving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for human consumption. But some major American supermarkets, including Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Aldi, Target…