A bill before the Alberta legislature proposes to give workers more say over their union dues. Public opinion research commissioned by SecondStreet.org shows Canadians support such a change.
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Canada’s notoriously long waiting lists are becoming even more stressed now that it’s time to find time to reschedule all the postponed procedures due to COVID-19. But what Canadians should note is that it doesn’t have to be this way…
I called up my friend Tracy Johnson recently and asked her a simple question, “how would you like it if your business saw a 6 per cent drop in revenues?”
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.
What can governments do to spur economic growth without spending money? Lots. Here are five examples:
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.
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.