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OPINION: It’s the most wonderful time of the year

While I love the magic of the holidays and the invigorating energy…

Jock Finlayson

Policy-makers need to focus on Canada’s commodity strengths

In early June, the economics team at the Royal Bank of Canada…

  • Jun 15, 2022
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Your standard of living has dropped under Trudeau

The self-congratulatory Liberal tweet which claimed they have made “life more affordable” since 2015 is hogwash

  • May 24, 2022

The consequences of the doctor shortage in Canada are grim

The evidence is overwhelming: Canada needs more doctors

  • May 14, 2022
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A federal dental care program is nothing to smile about

One of the big-ticket items in the most recent federal budget was…

  • May 13, 2022
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The subtle things my mom has taught me

Every Mother’s Day I struggle to find the right things to buy…

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Dansereau: Considerate Mother’s Day gifting

As spring rolls around again so does Mother’s Day. Although we should…

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau cottage in Ottawa, on Friday, March 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Trudeau’s spending spree hitting Canadian families hard

Trudeau’s spending spree hitting Canadian families hard

  • Apr 29, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau cottage in Ottawa, on Friday, March 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
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Why cutting Alberta’s gas tax doesn’t offer real relief

The last couple of budgets appear more on the optimistic side rather than the realistic side as actual deficits outpace forecast deficits

  • Apr 29, 2022
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Rimbey’s remaining payphone to make final call in April

I nearly wept. My publisher Leah, stood beside me obviously shook. We…

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Where are all the swine assistants?

I share my house with a few creatures. Cats, birds, humans and…

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Bay du Nord oil project needs swift approval

With the market prices of hydrocarbons soaring, accelerated by the Russian invasion…

  • Apr 12, 2022
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Birthday party burn-out

This past Saturday the family and I decided to take on a…

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Bad central bank policy has us heading toward a recession

The next few months may only bring stagnation but a full-blown recession is more likely

  • Mar 24, 2022
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MP report: the devastating effects of the cost of living crisis

Canadians are hurting more than ever. Being at events throughout my constituency…

  • Mar 16, 2022
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New oil and gas megaprojects going ahead, just not in Canada

This year’s investment is about 6 per cent of the global total

  • Mar 15, 2022
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Nothing brings you closer than ice fishing

This past weekend we had enough of annoying each other indoors and…

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Jacob Zinn/News Staff - The local housing market saw a modest increase in property sales and housing prices in 2015, and VREB president Crozier said he expects the market to continue growing in the new year.

Thanks to government, housing and energy are becoming luxuries

Killing off cheap energy will be as much a disaster for poor and middle-class Canadians as our calamitous housing policies have been

  • Feb 26, 2022
Jacob Zinn/News Staff - The local housing market saw a modest increase in property sales and housing prices in 2015, and VREB president Crozier said he expects the market to continue growing in the new year.
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Trudeau response to Freedom Convoy turned it into a global movement

The world is watching Canada. Trudeau needs to separate the dangerous blend of public health and authoritarian politics

  • Feb 26, 2022
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The urgent need to end the uncertainty over restrictions

The more time that passes, the more the restrictions on our lives seem to have run their course in the eyes of the population

  • Feb 22, 2022
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