The faulty logic behind Brad Wall’s defense of Canada’s emissions

The cost of failing to act will almost certainly outweigh the costs of acting, to the tune of trillions of dollars

The faulty logic behind Brad Wall’s defense of Canada’s emissionsAt the recent premiers' climate summit, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall brought up a statistic that has received a fair amount of attention lately: Canada’s emissions account for fewer than 2 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. He's not wrong, but used as an argument against doing our part to combat climate change, his point…

Cheer up, western Canada prosperity will return

If it leaves its advantages intact, history will repeat itself

Cheer up, western Canada prosperity will returnDownload Cheer up, western Canada prosperity will return CALGARY OUT CALGARY, AB, Mar 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As everyone from the Manitoba-Ontario border to Tofino knows, the local and provincial economies, which depend on resource extraction, have slowed. So this is a critical time to get some perspective on the past. If governments panic…

Saskatchewan budget doesn’t work for all generations

When the government can find new money for asphalt and bricks but not young people it’s time for a change

Saskatchewan budget doesn’t work for all generationsDownload Saskatchewan budget doesn’t work for all generations VANCOUVER, BC, Mar 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Build roads and protect medical care for grandma. But don’t build child care for her kids and grandchildren. These are the kind of trade-offs that the Saskatchewan government made (again!) in its 2015-16 budget. Coming into this fiscal year,…

Land claims disputes damaging Ontario and BC mining sector

Both provinces can learn a thing or two from Saskatchewan’s successful relationship with First Nations

Land claims disputes damaging Ontario and BC mining sectorDownload Land claims disputes damaging Ontario and BC mining sector TORONTO, OTTAWA OUT By Ravina Bains and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC, Mar 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The mining industry contributes mightily to Canada’s economic prosperity, adding $54 billion to Canada’s GDP and employing roughly 383,000 Canadians at an average annual salary…

How a made-in-BC strategy could end AIDS in Canada

Here’s how BC decreased the number of AIDS cases in the province by 88%

How a made-in-BC strategy could end AIDS in CanadaDownload How a made-in-BC strategy could end AIDS in Canada By Julio Montaner Director British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Ryan Meili Expert Advisor EvidenceNetwork.ca VANCOUVER, BC, and SASKATOON, SK, Mar 16, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Canadians are rightly proud of the universal coverage provided by our national healthcare system. Sadly, there are…

We should have seen a collapse in oil prices coming

Back in the ’80s, the Saudis also pulled the plug after their market share was threatened

We should have seen a collapse in oil prices comingDownload We should have seen a collapse in oil prices coming VICTORIA, BC, Feb 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Los Angeles Times headline reads, “Oil Glut, Price Collapse Spreads Across World Economies: As producers squirm, other nations rejoice”. That headline describes the current situation perfectly, but it appeared on March 2, 1986; almost three…

Low oil prices reaching a tipping point

Cuts in production and investment will lead to much higher prices by end of decade

Low oil prices reaching a tipping pointPurchase Low oil prices reaching a tipping point RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says oil production is expected to drop by more than 100,000 bpd this year because of slumping oil prices. In fact, Cenovus Energy, Canada’s second-largest oil producer, is reportedly cutting capital expenditure…

Oil provinces aren’t fazed by adversity

Their short-term future may be uncertain, but in the long run they’ll be all right

Oil provinces aren’t fazed by adversityPurchase this PREMIUM content for your publication or website. CALGARY, AB, Jan 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ - This holiday, I stopped in to visit some former colleagues at the newspaper in Windsor, a city that has had more than its share of hard knocks as Canada’s resource-driven loonie has accelerated the decline of manufacturing. What…

Corrupt politicians should lose their pensions

Saskatchewan should emulate an MP’s proposed bill to strip federal politicians of their pensions if caught committing a serious crime

Corrupt politicians should lose their pensionsREGINA, SK, May 7, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Some companies spend a lot of money researching their competitors in order to copy their best ideas. This practice is viewed as necessary in order to stay relevant and solvent. Unfortunately, we don’t see enough of this when it comes to our governments. When one government comes…

Demand for crude oil slowing

But output continues to increase

Demand for crude oil slowingRIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Apr 22, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Demand growth for crude oil will average 1.29 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2014, 60,000 bpd lower than its previous forecast, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest Oil Market Report. Demand growth in China is also slowing. "A slowdown in Chinese oil demand…