More Oil… Fewer Pipelines?
President Biden has acknowledged the need for more oil, and is looking for ways to get it from Canada, but without resurrecting the Keystone XL pipeline, which he killed his first day in office.
Web Giants: Let’s Not Create a New Bureaucratic Branch
We learned on March 29 that the federal government is preparing to table a piece of legislation to force Web giants to sign agreements that would require them to pay out sums of money to the media whose news stories they relay.
Canadian Hospitals Aren’t the Best in the World?
We Canadians like to think we lead the world when it comes to health care. The facts, however, tell a different story.
Charter Schools Are Public Schools
Charter schools in Alberta are autonomous and non-profit, and they follow the curriculum set out by the province. Yet critics are complaining about the diversion of funding from public schools—even though charter schools are public schools.
Let’s talk, briefly, about pharmaceutical innovation
Leading up to the 2022 federal budget, one of the hopes of the pharmaceutical sector is that the government will repeal and rethink certain regulatory updates to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.
British Columbia to hike minimum wage; Alberta takes a more nuanced approach
In response to inflation hitting a 30-year high and the cost of living rising at a head-spinning pace, British Columbia is set to increase its minimum wage by approximately 3% on June 1st, from $15.20 to $15.65 per hour.
Your move, Health Canada
As public health measures begin to ease across the country, provinces are relying on the availability of new oral medications meant to reduce the risk of COVID-19 induced hospitalizations to keep the strain on our health care system to a minimum.
A legal fight that didn’t need to be
The provincial government of Alberta is entering into a legal battle with the United States over the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, which left the province on the hook for $1.3 billion.
More money for the former C Series: Quebec families pay the price for governmental amnesia
We learned last week that a new public “investment” of $380 million will be made in Bombardier’s former C Series.
Concrete recommendations to improve housing affordability by increasing supply
We’ve all seen the news lately—the housing market is red hot. While many provinces are grappling with affordability, Ontario’s crisis is the worst in the country.