Category: Opinion Columns

Canadians want to keep temporary cuts to red tape

After COVID-19 hit Canada, governments across the country started to allow restaurants and pubs to sell alcohol with delivery and takeout orders. Many provinces also started to allow doctors to videoconference with patients.

How city halls might end up delaying economic recovery

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.

Canada can’t afford social distancing apathy

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.

We should be getting more dairy and eggs at lower prices

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.

MRI choice for patients has grown substantially

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.