The stone cold truth: marijuana clouds reality

Contrary to decades of marijuana proponent propaganda, it’s not a drug like alcohol or caffeine. It's very purpose is intoxication

The stone cold truth: marijuana clouds realityOTTAWA, Ont., April 16, 2017 /Troy Media/ – There’s something quasi quaint about the federal government introducing legislation to legalize marijuana. News reporting on the budding bill has generously employed terrible puns to create a sense of giggling excitement about it. A Canadian Press story advised that all of Ottawa is “buzzing” at the audacity that dope…

Should the energy sector trust Canadians?

Many Canadians are hypocrites: they want to have their energy cake and burn it, too

Should the energy sector trust Canadians?A prevailing question is bouncing around the country: Should Canadians trust the energy sector? It preoccupies a fair number of people, including academics and politicians. Many are intent on doing good by creating new ways of thinking through some of the country’s complex energy challenges. Creating trust is a cornerstone of this thinking. But trust must travel…

How western civilization crafted a social miracle

Western society has succeeded where other civilizations failed by being generous and inclusive but we can't stop now

How western civilization crafted a social miracleEDMONTON, Alta., April 10, 2017 /Troy Media/ – It's difficult to find a person with good things to say about western civilization these days. In fact, many westerners are guilt-ridden over the horrors committed by their society. About systemic abuses of indigenous children in Canada's residential schools, Michael Peers, archbishop of the Anglican Church of Canada, was teary eyed and…

Attawapiskat First Nation refuses to address its problems

De Beers decided to shelve plans to expand its mine because of the difficulty of dealing with continual protests from community members

Attawapiskat First Nation refuses to address its problemsANTIGONISH, N.S. Mar. 26, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Attawapiskat is emblematic of so many First Nations that need the money and jobs that come with developing resource partnerships yet waste these opportunities. Attawapiskat First Nation – an isolated northern Ontario reserve – played a prominent role in the Idle No More indigenous protest movement that erupted…

How being politically correct can muddy complex waters

U of C's "cultural engagement" guidelines bear little resemblance to the complex relationship that existed between aboriginals and immigrants

How being politically correct can muddy complex watersCALGARY, Alta. Mar. 15, 2017 /Troy Media/ – A ceremony at the University of Calgary a short while ago invited all faculty members of the Royal Society of Canada to welcome newly-elected fellows into the ranks. It was presided over by one of the university’s vice-presidents. Other members of the senior leadership team were also…

Women are mining and refining a changing world

Across the globe, individuals, institutions and organizations are seeking ways to empower women

Women are mining and refining a changing worldTRAIL, B.C., March 10, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Women are at the heart of change around the globe. A group of socially conscious Trail-area women designed and implemented a project called Women Creating Change: Working Together for Economic Opportunity (WCC). The purpose of the project, funded by Status of Women Canada, was to “determine and address barriers to…

Special interest groups eroding Canada’s prosperity

A society that doesn’t understand how its wealth is generated is destined to lose it

Special interest groups eroding Canada’s prosperityTHIS CONTENT IS FREE to use in your publication or on your website. Download now. VICTORIA, BC, Jan 7, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It’s been 30 years since Mancur Olson, the late American economist, wrote Rise and Decline of Nations. The premise of his widely-acclaimed book is the longer a society enjoys political stability, the…