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Friday, July 19, 2019

Public to lose as province, municipalities square off

Critics aren’t wrong in calling Doug Ford’s offer of $7.35 million to help Ontario municipalities do line-by-line budget audits just another public relations manoeuvre. The...

We’re in for a flood of severe weather beyond miserable spring

The arrival this week of some better-than-seasonal weather has ideally put an end to what was a miserable spring, itself the successor of a...

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U.S. posturing over Iran proves no lessons learned in the Gulf

C urrent U.S. saber-rattling over Iran evokes a very strong sense of déjà vu: a weak but tough-talking president in need of a distraction, a...

Dark money in oil and pipelines make the water more muddy

The election of a Jason Kenney-led government means Alberta will be pushing to get tar sands oil flowing again at all costs, the environment...

View From Here – May 9, 2019

Unless you're saying what the province wants to hear, the public input sessions are so much window dressing.

Debt numbers reveal a downward spiral, lack of foresight

Almost half of Canadians are $200 away from insolvency in any given month, meaning even a relatively small unexpected expense could be a tipping...