A lot of people have said a lot of things about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. While Gawker is willing to pay up to $200,000 for the alleged cellphone video of Mayor Ford smoking crack, the Globe and Mail have done
The recent Senate scandal involving Mike Duffy’s expenses have put Stephen Harper’s government on the defensive. Harper once called the Senate, “a relic of the 19th century,” and that he would not appoint senators. Since taking power, his government has
Stephen Poloz is the new Bank of Canada Governor. Before this he headed Export Development Canada, a federal Crown Corporation. Mainstream critics argue that Poloz doesn’t have the “macroeconomic” experience and that he lacks the connections to the world’s central
Reprinted from Laissez Faire Today Some statistics cannot be understood without being set within a political framework, because they reflect politics as much as, or more than, they do reality. The unemployment rate is an example and a cautionary tale.
Recently, Albertan Premier Alison Redford told the public that massive government debts and deficits were a result of a “bitumen bubble.” Clearly, Alberta’s finances are the result of an economic calculation problem. An institution can’t allocate resources efficiently if price
Republished from The Telegraph Should Michael Mann be given the electric chair for having concocted arguably the most risibly inept, misleading, cherry-picking, worthless and mendacious graph – the Hockey Stick – in the history of junk science? Should George Monbiot
Reprinted from NoFrakkingConsensus.com British Columbia (BC) is a beautiful place â€“ as anyone who has visited Vancouver or Whistler will attest. Unfortunately, it sometimes suffers from an exaggerated view of its own importance. With a population of only 4.5 million
Nothing stinks more than the sanctimonious stench of the average news watcher. This widespread group of self-described â€œinformed votersâ€ takes comfort in the half-hour nightly news they habitually watch before flipping the television set to gawk at personalities more interesting