Editorials

The government should stop kicking the can down the road and reduce federal spending now to avoid future tax increases.
The government should stop kicking the can down the road and reduce federal spending now to avoid future tax increases.

Deficit spending is no free lunch; it’s a bill to future taxpayers

By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute
June 19, 2018 - 11:07am

The federal government ran a $19.4-billion budget deficit in 2017-18, according to its fiscal monitor. And this government’s appetite for deficit spending shows no signs of relenting. In fact, there’s no plan to balance the federal budget for the next three decades.

While Canadians may embrace buying Canadian food products in retaliation for the trade dispute with the U.S., it won't come cheap.
While Canadians may embrace buying Canadian food products in retaliation for the trade dispute with the U.S., it won't come cheap. Pixabay

Buy Canadian economics carry a steep cost

By Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
June 19, 2018 - 11:05am

Canadians are encouraging one another to go “Trump-free” – that is, to shop for groceries without buying a single American product. Even restaurants are jumping on the bandwagon by serving “Trump-free” dishes.

The United States Open is supposed to be a tough but honest test of golf. Instead, it has become a travesty.
The United States Open is supposed to be a tough but honest test of golf. Instead, it has become a travesty. Flickr

The Slaughter at Shinnecock … or why Phil Mickelson was right

By Bruce Dowbiggin Columnist Troy Media
June 19, 2018 - 11:03am

As far as Phil Mickelson is concerned, the GA in USGA probably stands for “god-awful.” In his putting protest against course conditions in round three of this year’s men’s U.S.

The only way to significantly reduce brain trauma is greatly reducing the number of full-contact practices and scrimmages.
The only way to significantly reduce brain trauma is greatly reducing the number of full-contact practices and scrimmages.

There’s no such thing as a concussion-safe football helmet

By Ken Reed Columnist Troy Media
June 18, 2018 - 10:36am

Helmet makers, along with some coaches, athletic directors and youth sports administrators would like you to believe that there are football helmets available that will greatly reduce the risk of brain trauma and concussions.

Ignore the green lobby, Premier Doug Ford. Ontarians voted for affordable energy this time in turfing the Liberals.
Ignore the green lobby, Premier Doug Ford. Ontarians voted for affordable energy this time in turfing the Liberals.

The power of anger over energy pricing

By Peter Shawn Taylor Contributing writer Canadians for Affordable Energy
June 18, 2018 - 10:35am

Elections are often considered to be referendums on the economy. When the economy is performing well, incumbent governments are supposed to benefit from a contented electorate. That’s not what happened in Ontario.

Our closed government-heavy system stands in stark contrast to other universal health-care systems that have shorter wait times.
Our closed government-heavy system stands in stark contrast to other universal health-care systems that have shorter wait times.

The private cost of health-care queues in Canada

By Bacchus Barua Associate director of the Centre for Health Policy Studies The Fraser Institute
June 18, 2018 - 10:30am

It’s no secret that Canadians face some of the longest health-care wait times in the developed world. According to the Fraser Institute’s annual survey of physicians, at 21.2 weeks from referral to treatment, Canadians waited longer in 2017 than ever before.

Surprisingly, post-Black Death populations tended to live longer and enjoy better health and standards of living.
Surprisingly, post-Black Death populations tended to live longer and enjoy better health and standards of living.

The Black Death and its aftermath

By Pat Murphy Columnist Troy Media
June 15, 2018 - 9:38am

Bubonic plague came to England in the summer of 1348. Popularly known as the Black Death, the disease arrived via a French ship that docked in what is now Weymouth on the south coast. From there, it spread rapidly inland and westwards over the water to Ireland.

Supply management is protectionism by another name. And domestic protectionism shouldn’t be ignored as we seek freer trade.
Supply management is protectionism by another name. And domestic protectionism shouldn’t be ignored as we seek freer trade.

Canada's push for unfettered trade should begin at home

By Marco Navarro-Genie President and CEO Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
June 15, 2018 - 9:37am

A significant amount of ink is being dedicated on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border to the trade conflict that President Donald Trump precipitated at the end of the G7 meetings in Charlevoix, Que.

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