Sabrina Maddeaux: The CMHC must be abolished before it craters Canada’s economy

The country’s total housing debt now tops $2 trillion, having recorded its fastest-ever monthly increase in April at a pace of $18 billion. Instead, it’s created a Caligula’s palace of moral hazard, fuelling the housing crisis via a mix of bad policy, bad data and the dangerous notion that taxpayers should underwrite private debts. It […]

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Preston Manning: Who should speak for science in the public arena?

One of the most important questions raised by governmental responses to the COVID crisis is «Who should speak for science in the public arena?» Every government in the world claims that its response to this health crisis is «science-based.» Scientific papers and authorities are liberally quoted in describing the nature of the virus, the best […]

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7 Ways to Win with People

You can be the smartest person in the room but if you can’t connect and empower others you’ll fail as a leader. Shout Praise, Whisper Criticism — This phrase comes from the original Olympic Dream Team and Detroit Pistons coaches Chuck Daily and Brendan Suhr. They gained the trust of their players and built winning teams by […]

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IMF chief sees risk of sustained rise in U.S. inflation

Interest rates, in turn, could lead to a sharp tightening of global financial conditions and significant capital outflows from emerging and developing economies, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said in a blog published Wednesday with the IMF’s surveillance note for G20 countries. inflation risks comes amid sharp criticism by Republican lawmakers of President Joe Biden’s […]

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How to Destroy a Civilization

Wars, politics, economic collapse. They had running water, sewers, flush toilets, concrete, roads, bridges, dams, an international highway system, mechanical reapers, water-powered mills, public baths, soap, banking, commerce, free trade, a legal code, a court system, science, literature, and a republican system of government. And a strong army to enforce stability and peace . What the […]

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Adam Zivo: Homeless camps cause crime. Why are activists pretending otherwise?

When the City of Toronto recently cleared a major homeless encampment in Trinity Bellwoods Park, one of the city’s most popular public spaces, activists came together to violently oppose the eviction. Consequently, Trinity Bellwoods has become another case study in how activists use dishonesty to achieve their goals and, in the process, undermine municipal efforts […]

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Opinion: Don’t ban plastics. They help green the Earth

Plastics aren’t perfect, but if handled properly they are better and greener than substitute products made of plants and animals According to many environmentalists, coal, petroleum and natural gas, together with the fuels, lubricants and myriad other products these fossil fuels make possible, help drive widespread environmental problems. As journalist and activist Murray Dobbin put […]

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OPINION: It’s time to follow the scientific method - and re-evaluate Canada’s COVID approach

Did you know that the average age of Canada’s COVID-19 deaths in 2020 was almost 84 years, while the average age at death in Canada in 2019 was only 76. You would think that these Statistics Canada data published on June 1 would give politicians, public health officials, and the media reason to re-examine the […]

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Israel says the Delta variant is infecting vaccinated people, representing as many as 50% of new cases. But they’re less severe.

As Israel faces a surge in cases driven by the Delta variant, its health officials suggested that as many as half of new cases were among people who’d been vaccinated. Fully vaccinated people who’ve come into contact with the Delta variant will have to quarantine, Chezy Levy, the director-general of Israel’s health ministry, said on […]

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