Editorials

While the U.S. is curtailing the strength of such unions, Canadian government finances are stretched by the cost of public-sector workers.
While the U.S. is curtailing the strength of such unions, Canadian government finances are stretched by the cost of public-sector workers.

Powerful government unions weaken the economy

By Matthew Lau Research Associate Frontier Centre for Public Policy
August 15, 2018 - 5:57pm

American taxpayers and workers won a big victory recently, with the United States Supreme Court ruling 5-4 in Janus versus American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) that government employees not part of a union could not be forced to pay union dues.

What's been billed as a clash over human rights is really all about oil and the Saudis keeping Canada in its place.
What's been billed as a clash over human rights is really all about oil and the Saudis keeping Canada in its place.

The Saudi-Canada spat and the New World Order of Oil

By Shaun Polzcer Columnist Troy Media
August 15, 2018 - 5:56pm

Call it the clash of the oil titans. And it all started with a tweet.

In one corner we have Saudi Arabia, the undisputed oil heavyweight of the world. It produces 11 million barrels per day (bpd) and is the planet’s largest oil exporter by far.

Smartphones have undermined everyday social interactions by eroding our ability and desire to talk to one another.
Smartphones have undermined everyday social interactions by eroding our ability and desire to talk to one another.

France’s phone hang-up is a conversation starter

By Robert Price Columnist Troy Media
August 15, 2018 - 5:55pm

French legislators recently passed a law banning children between three and 15 from using smartphones in class. The government of President Emmanuel Macron said the move will help combat an epidemic of screen addiction among France’s children.

Billions of dollars in spending announcements allow politicians to burnish their green credentials. But they don't get the job done.
Billions of dollars in spending announcements allow politicians to burnish their green credentials. But they don't get the job done.

Ottawa’s contradictory climate policy just wastes money

By Matthew Lau Contributor Canadians for Affordable Energy
August 15, 2018 - 5:54pm

“Around the world, businesses, governments and experts agree that carbon pricing is the cheapest and most efficient way to cut carbon pollution,” Catherine McKenna, Canada’s environment and climate change minister, recently tweeted.

Corporate reputations are valuable assets that, in the socially-connected world, need serious risk management strategies.
Corporate reputations are valuable assets that, in the socially-connected world, need serious risk management strategies.

How Facebook failed its users and its shareholders

By Robert McGarvey Columnist Troy Media
August 9, 2018 - 11:39am

Nothing in modern business history illustrates the importance of relational capital – or the vulnerability of corporate reputations generally – as the recent collapse in the Facebook share price.

A new documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, examines the extraordinary life and career of Fred Rogers.
A new documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, examines the extraordinary life and career of Fred Rogers.

Mister Rogers’ well-lived life in the neighbourhood

By Michael Taube Columnist Troy Media
August 9, 2018 - 11:38am

Growing up in the 1970s, I was fortunate enough to have been exposed to some exceptional children’s television programs. My memories of Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Dressup and Vegetable Soup are as vivid now as they were then.

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