Fighting for common sense to prevail over carbon tax

‘If the objective is to reduce carbon in the air, and we have a plan to do that, then why do we need a tax?’

Fighting for common sense to prevail over carbon taxOne chicken looked at another chicken on the opposite side of the road and asked, “Can you tell me how to get to the other side of the road?” The other chicken yelled, “You’re already there, you fool!” Discussion about the carbon tax is similar to the conversation between those two birds. It’s been a…

We must do more for seniors coming home from hospital

It's clear the status quo isn’t meeting the needs of our aging population. So what can be done?

We must do more for seniors coming home from hospitalBy Ruta Valaitis and Maureen Markle-Reid EvidenceNetwork.ca Despite having diabetes and arthritis, Verne was a thriving independent 72-year-old who lived at home with his wife when he had a stroke. He had excellent emergency care in the hospital and began his recovery there. But he didn’t adjust well after arriving home. He started to show…

Ottawa’s contradictory climate policy just wastes money

Billions of dollars in spending announcements allow politicians to burnish their green credentials. But they don't get the job done

Ottawa’s contradictory climate policy just wastes money“Around the world, businesses, governments and experts agree that carbon pricing is the cheapest and most efficient way to cut carbon pollution,” Catherine McKenna, Canada’s environment and climate change minister, recently tweeted. If what she says is true, it means all other anti-carbon strategies – including regulations and subsidies – are unnecessarily expensive and inefficient.…