Editorials

A work-based subsidy increases the income of the working poor without making it harder for employers to hire less-skilled workers.
A work-based subsidy increases the income of the working poor without making it harder for employers to hire less-skilled workers.

Raising B.C.’s minimum wage won’t help working poor

By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute
June 7, 2018 - 12:12pm

On June 1, the minimum wage in British Columbia increased from $11.35 to $12.65 per hour – the first in a series of hikes en route to $15.20 in 2021. That’s a 34 percent increase in three years.

On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, a close look at the facts suggests another Kennedy president was unlikely.
On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, a close look at the facts suggests another Kennedy president was unlikely.

Would Bobby Kennedy have been elected president?

By Pat Murphy Columnist Troy Media
June 7, 2018 - 12:10pm

It’s now 50 years since U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was murdered on the night of his victory in the California Democratic presidential primary, on June 6, 1968. The shooter, a Palestinian immigrant with Jordanian citizenship, was apparently angry at Kennedy’s support for Israel.

Trudeau government nationalizing Trans Mountain pipeline project is further proof that Canada is closed for business.
Trudeau government nationalizing Trans Mountain pipeline project is further proof that Canada is closed for business.

No pipeline to energy sector investment

By Elmira Aliakbari and Ashley Stedman The Fraser Institute
June 7, 2018 - 12:08pm

In a stunning turn in an already unprecedented saga, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced last week that the federal government will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion, essentially nationalizing the project.

The medical profession lectures the public on health. Some believe it’s time for the public to lecture the medical profession on ethics.
The medical profession lectures the public on health. Some believe it’s time for the public to lecture the medical profession on ethics.

The danger of putting too much trust in doctors

By Dr. Simon Bennett Director of the Civil Safety and Security Unit University of Leicester
June 5, 2018 - 12:19pm

We need the medical profession. It reassures us. When we’re ill, it either cures us or numbs our pain. Unfortunately, our reliance on health care can lead us to look at medical professionals through rose-tinted spectacles.

The great divide in sports is spurred by phoney patriotism and over-commercialization.
The great divide in sports is spurred by phoney patriotism and over-commercialization.

Professional sports turning grieving into a PR scam

By Ken Reed Columnist Troy Media
June 5, 2018 - 12:18pm

When President George W. Bush took the mound at Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch following the horrific 9/11 attacks, sports helped bring the United States together as a country. As Howard Bryant recently wrote, sports were a “healing balm” for a hurting nation.

Trump's delusion is not trivial. His assault on the U.S. constitution and its founding principles could unravel centuries of progress.
Trump's delusion is not trivial. His assault on the U.S. constitution and its founding principles could unravel centuries of progress.

The perverted logic that leads Donald Trump to believe he’s king

By Robert McGarvey Columnist Troy Media
June 5, 2018 - 12:16pm

According to the Washington Post, Donald Trump's lawyers argue that the American president should not be investigated (and cannot be prosecuted) for obstruction of justice because he holds complete control over federal investigations.

Nationalizing the project is far from ideal. It’s an admission that Canada’s regulatory approval process is profoundly broken.
Nationalizing the project is far from ideal. It’s an admission that Canada’s regulatory approval process is profoundly broken.

Trans Mountain pipeline will benefit Canada – at a very high price

By Ken Green Senior director of natural resource studies The Fraser Institute
June 5, 2018 - 12:15pm

Last week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that the federal government will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project for $4.5 billion.

Our erstwhile hero is roused from an almost-35-year slumber to find that much has changed – and some things never change
Our erstwhile hero is roused from an almost-35-year slumber to find that much has changed – and some things never change

The much-delayed wakening of Rip Van Willard

By Robert McGarvey - Troy Media Columnist
June 1, 2018 - 11:54am

“It’s a friggin’ miracle … you woke up uncle Willy! I bet your old doc never seen this coming. Who would’a guessed you'd sleep for almost 35 years? How do ya feel?”

“Where am I … is this heaven?”

“No siree uncle, you're in the Heart of the New West!”

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