Editorials

If he fails to build a national consensus on energy, Trudeau risks the dismantling of Canada
If he fails to build a national consensus on energy, Trudeau risks the dismantling of Canada

Trudeau's energy quagmire

By Robert McGarvey Columnist Troy Media
April 19, 2018 - 2:34pm

Justin Trudeau flew back to Ottawa on Sunday to do what he does best: smile, shake hands and get his picture taken. What he didn't do was clear a pathway for the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, and deal with a gathering storm that’s shaking Confederation to its foundations.

Kinder Morgan's acknowledgement that doing business in Canada may not be worth the trouble represents a watershed moment in Canadian economic history
Kinder Morgan's acknowledgement that doing business in Canada may not be worth the trouble represents a watershed moment in Canadian economic history

Dropping the gloves over pipelines

By Ken Green Senior director of natural resource studies The Fraser Institute
April 17, 2018 - 9:58am

Earlier this month, pipeline company Kinder Morgan announced it will suspend all “non-essential” activities and “related spending” on the federally-approved Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Canada needs to speak up for peace and stability before the situation escalates into a wider conflict
Canada needs to speak up for peace and stability before the situation escalates into a wider conflict

U.S. air strikes in Syria are unlawful, irresponsible and unjustified

By Gus Van Harten Professor Osgoode Hall Law School
April 17, 2018 - 9:57am

The recent U.S. airstrikes in Syria show that a grave risk of wider war, including nuclear war, is upon us. Canada's government, and indeed everyone, should do whatever possible to avoid such a calamity.

How an old sailor’s vernacular links us to the past, gives us perspective on a disruptive future … and makes us smile
How an old sailor’s vernacular links us to the past, gives us perspective on a disruptive future … and makes us smile

‘Three sheets to the wind, damn nearly decks awash!’

By Mike Robinson Columnist Troy Media
April 16, 2018 - 3:29pm

In the early 1900s, steam was rapidly replacing sail, and the square-rigged ‘tea clippers’ that dominated the merchant marine were fast becoming anachronisms. Like so many workers today, sailors suddenly faced an economy characterized by disruption.

In the hyper-sensitive world of modern politics, opposition politicians aren't brave enough to talk about critical issues
In the hyper-sensitive world of modern politics, opposition politicians aren't brave enough to talk about critical issues

Canada needs another Diefenbaker

By Brian Giesbrecht Senior Fellow Frontier Centre for Public Policy
April 13, 2018 - 10:16am

In recent years, we’ve seen the children of former strong Canadian leaders enter politics. They don’t have to start at the bottom because of the reputations their fathers forged through the hot steel of Canadian issues such as separatism and free trade.

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