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by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Jan 26 2017

The Alberta government could have posted a small budget surplus this year if successive governments had kept program spending increases in line with population growth and inflation, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Jan 19 2017

Mere hours before the New York Times went to press with its look at the B.C. Liberal party's ethical scorecard, the party chose to get its 2016 fundraising results out ahead of the storm.

One last chance at political counter-spin and what a marvel of spin it was. U.S. Republican party strategist Karl Rove would have been proud.

by Letters to the ... on Wednesday Jan 18 2017

To The Editor:

by Michael Jessen on Monday Jan 16 2017

The lighter’s flame touches the end of your cigarette; you take a deep drag and the warm smoke enters your lungs.

If it’s your first cigarette, you might instantly find it harder to breathe. The smoke tastes heavy and robust, not entirely unpleasant and reminiscent of drinking coffee for the first time.

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Jan 15 2017

After 15 months on the job, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is embarking on a cross-Canada tour, ostensibly to reconnect with Canadians or at least those that can't afford $1,525 to bend his ear in private.

It seems Trudeau – and other federal cabinet ministers – have a fondness for political fundraising events held behind closed doors, far away from prying eyes.

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Jan 12 2017

Government workers in B.C. receive 7.4 per cent higher wages on average than comparable workers in the private sector, and enjoy much more generous non-wage benefits, too, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Jan 05 2017

Corporate and personal income tax hikes in Alberta last year have wiped away crucial tax advantages that helped fuel the province’s economic prosperity for years, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Letters to the ... on Wednesday Jan 04 2017

To The Editor:

The year 2016 looks to go down as the warmest year on record. However the New Year brings reasons for optimism.

by Letters to the ... on Wednesday Dec 21 2016

To The Editor:

A Christmas poem to all the Liberal MPs in Canada.

by Anonymous on Sunday Dec 18 2016

Erin J. Bauman is a freelance writer who enjoys the challenges of creativity and attention to detail.

Spirituality, religion and human motivations in general have always been a source of wonder for her, prompting her to specialize, at university, in History and Sociology, as well as English, during her time there. 

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