Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be important to pay attention to city hall and how it responds to the recession – municipalities are uniquely positioned to hurt or help our nation’s economic recovery. Taxpayers should also be aware that despite what some city councillors and mayors insist, cities have more financial flexibility than they let on.
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Across Canada many great examples are emerging of governments helping people deal with the COVID-19 pandemic by – wait for it – getting out of the way.
To be clear, I’m not a doctor. But it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see this virus is quite contagious. Our economy can’t sit on the sidelines for long, but in the short term, Canadians should listen to social distancing directives, especially around at-risk people.
CALGARY HERALD COLUMN: Cost of cancelled projects is equal to building a new arena every day for a year
We have seen many news stories in the past few years about major oil, gas, and mining projects being cancelled in our country. SecondStreet.org recently tallied up the total for those projects and it’s a staggering number…
The last time the federal Conservative party selected a new leader, three years ago, Canada’s small but powerful dairy cartel influenced the outcome by throwing its weight behind Andrew Scheer, who narrowly defeated the second place candidate, Maxime Bernier.
37 NHL-sized arenas. That’s what the proposed Teck mine in Alberta is roughly equal to in terms of cost. It’s an absolutely enormous project for
Should you be allowed to use your own money to try to improve your health?
A quarter century ago, it was a controversial decision for the Alberta government to say “yes” to that question when it came to allowing private MRI scans.
SecondStreet.org compared milk prices in 15 U.S. cities and 15 Canadian cities … the results might surprise you.
As Canadians grapple with the result of the federal election and the naming of the new cabinet, when it comes to natural resource policy, it’s important to separate whimsical wishes from reality.
In 1898, government bureaucrats gathered at the first urban planning conference in New York to discuss a very serious problem – the “Great Horse Manure Crisis.”