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Newfoundland “fishing trip” led to Roosevelt and Churchill’s Declaration of Peace

Newfoundland “fishing trip” led to Roosevelt and Churchill’s Declaration of Peace

Troy Media – By Alan W. Dowd

Winston Churchill called it “a great hour to live.” Franklin Roosevelt described it as a summer “cruise.” The White House told the press it was just a “fishing holiday.” Continue Reading

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Crime rate decline doesn’t tell whole story

Crime rate decline doesn’t tell whole story

Troy Media – By Scott Newark

The 2010 data on crime in Canada, released by Statistics Canada on July 10, leaves more questions than answers. Continue Reading

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Column: Jonathan Denis, MLA for Calgary Egmont

Column: Jonathan Denis, MLA for Calgary Egmont

Submitted by Jonathan Denis, MLA for Calgary Egmont

I hope that you and your family are having a great summer – especially now that we have (finally) been getting some good weather. Continue Reading

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Alberta’s defining moment

Alberta’s defining moment

By Rob Anderson, MLA Airdrie-Chestermere

How we manage Alberta’s finances during the next decade will likely determine the prosperity of our province for the next century. It’s a bold claim to be sure, but let me explain. Continue Reading

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Column: Is a national energy strategy good for Alberta? Depends

Column: Is a national energy strategy good for Alberta? Depends

By Rob Anderson, MLA for Airdrie-Chestermere

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s federal Conservatives are spearheading an effort to form a National Energy Strategy. Continue Reading

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Poet fights futile war on Mexico’s murders

Poet fights futile war on Mexico’s murders

Troy Media – By Terry Field

Javier Sicilia’s life is about words, but he recently decided that words alone would not be enough to address his country’s years-long struggle against drug cartels. Continue Reading

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Canada’s new war vets deserve better welcome home

Canada’s new war vets deserve better welcome home

Troy Media – By Norman Leach

“Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” Continue Reading

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$76 trillion should just about cover the cost of going green

$76 trillion should just about cover the cost of going green

Troy Media -  by Peter Glover

Last time I was there, UN HQ was still based on New York’s east-side. As of July 5, when it published its innocuous sounding World Economic and Social Survey 2011, it seems there is increasing evidence it may have floated away on the East River, took a left at Spielberg’s Dreamworks studios and is now circling Florida Disneyworld. Continue Reading

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Public service unions will have to bite the bullet on pensions

Public service unions will have to bite the bullet on pensions

Troy Media – By Gwyn Morgan

The speedy passage of a Bill ending the Canada Post lockout marked the beginning of a much larger battle to bring burgeoning public sector compensation costs under control. The key issue in the postal dispute was reform of the inflation indexed “defined benefit” pension plan that guarantees up to 70 per cent of earnings starting as early as age 55. Continue Reading

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Lies, damned lies, euphemisms and statistics

Lies, damned lies, euphemisms and statistics

Troy Media – By  Catherine Ford

Twice as many Canadians have been killed in a single plane crash than have died fighting in Afghanistan.

Three times as many Canadians have been murdered in their homes than killed by insurgents.

Four times as many Canadians have committed suicide than have been blown apart by improvised explosive devices. Continue Reading

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