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Opinion|By Peter Shawn Taylor
The facts are in. And the evidence proves provinces with female premiers have the fastest-growing economies. No wait, that's not it. Bigger provinces grow faster. Or maybe it's that provinces whose names end in vowels…
Opinion|By Jennifer Clapp
Ten years ago, a spike in food prices ignited a global food crisis that compromised the ability of the world’s poorest people to access an adequate diet. Governments around the world responded by supporting the…
Opinion|By Sakhi Naimpoor
Insurgent attacks beginning on Jan. 21 devastated Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul. Three sophisticated attacks on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, a site near the former interior affairs ministry in central Kabul, and the National Military Academy…
Opinion|By Normand Lafreniere
The mutual insurance sector started with farmers in the 1800s pooling their small savings together in order to have a large pot to cover the few disasters suffered by someone in the group. This is…
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News|By Emily Haws
The Department of National Defence and other departments providing services to active and retired members of the Armed Forces are taking up a sizeable chunk of the $4-billion in extra spending the Liberals have put…
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
OTTAWA—On Feb. 15, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan emerged from a NATO conference in Brussels and hinted that Canada would be willing to support the alliance’s request for an expanded training role in Iraq. Sajjan could…
Opinion|By Chantal HÉbert
The outcome of the first electoral engagement to take place against the backdrop of the B.C.-Alberta trade war was non-conclusive. That is not to say it was meaningless. On Feb. 14, the voters in the…
Opinion|By Leah Olson
Farming may not be the first thing that comes to mind when Canadians think about technology, but because of this country’s harsh climate, rugged and vast land, Canada has developed a reputation for producing high-quality,…
Opinion|By David Crane
TORONTO—At first glance, it may sound like a crazy idea. But are the Big Tech companies—Amazon, Apple, Alphabet-Google, Facebook, and others—the reason for the declining rate of entrepreneurship and the related loss of dynamism in…
Opinion|By Susan Riley
CHELSEA, QUE.—When it comes to pipeline politics, the unproven claims flow much faster than Alberta bitumen. Diverting as the ongoing interprovincial punch-up has been—Rachel Notley, Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, and most of Canadian punditry championing…
Opinion|By Ian Waddell
VANCOUVER—Yes this tale involves Donald Trump but first we need a short history lesson. The Porcupine caribou herd, ranging between 100,000 and 200,000 animals, migrate annually 2,400 km between their winter range in the boreal forests…
The government’s new Impact Assessment Act includes hundreds of pages detailing changes to the environmental assessment process in Canada, but keeps ultimate power over approving natural resource projects in the hands of the federal environment…
Opinion|By Phil Gurski
OTTAWA—Every year, many Canadians flock to Trinidad and Tobago to escape the harsh winter climate. In addition, there are some 70,000 Canadians of Trinidadian stock. The ties between the two nations run deep. Alas, these…
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OTTAWA—There used to be a consensus in Parliament about combatting racism and hate. That doesn’t exist anymore. The Liberal government and its MPs want to embark on some new or renewed initiatives, the NDP want…
The joke on social media following the Alberta government’s decision to boycott B.C. wine was British Columbians saying, “More for us!” But obstructing trade between Canada’s provinces is no laughing matter, and in the long…
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  Rahul K. Bhardwaj President and CEO Institute of Corporate Directors From the time the federal government launched consultations on updating the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) in 2014, the Institute of Corporate Directors has…
New Democrats agreed they want their party to demand a national inquiry into the “gross miscarriage of justice” in Colten Boushie’s shooting death and the RCMP’s handling of the case as well as confront sexual…
In the waning hours of the NDP policy convention’s second day dozens of delegates stood in silence with hands raised holding posters proclaiming “Free Palestine” as they protested what some called a “watered down” resolution…
Opinion|By Elio Antunes
Each year, physical inactivity costs the Canadian health-care system $6.8-billion, kills 3.2 million people worldwide, and negatively afflicts eight in 10 Canadians. Surprised? Don’t be. Over the last few decades, major worldwide trends including urbanization,…
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