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Editorial: If only outrage could make the Metro Line move faster

It is still not full-speed ahead for Edmonton’s Metro Line LRT extension which has hit more obstacles during its slow, troubled multi-year launch than a bumper car piloted by toddlers. 466 more words

Edmonton

Hehr discusses federal response to Fort Mac fire

The federal government won’t leave Calgary’s emergency management department holding the bag after the agency drained its coffers to support firefighting efforts in Fort McMurray, vows a city MP. 589 more words

Local News

Thomas Sowell: Commencement Season

As only he can do, Thomas Sowell breaks down the purposes of most commencement speeches in this article titled, Commencement Season (click here). Here are some excerpts from the article. 672 more words

Government And Politics

William Watson: The Ontario Liberals are doing every possible thing wrong with their climate plan

Here’s an interesting problem in applied economics: If you’re a provincial bureaucrat running a cap-and-trade system to control carbon emissions, should you also do things like ban the use of natural gas for heating new housing and subsidize electric vehicles? 873 more words

FP Comment

Opinion: After rapid, imposed changes, it's time for a public discussion of health care in Quebec

Primary care is at a crossroads in Quebec. Over the past 15 years, there has been a major paradigm shift, with primary care and family medicine delivered through the GMFs (groupes de médicine de famille) being recognized as the foundation of our health-care system. 637 more words

Quebec

Union concerned about school divisions and cutbacks

The provincial budget has yet to be released, but school divisions around the province are preparing for the worst.

CUPE, the union that represents nearly 7,000 education support workers in Saskatchewan, is raising concerns about adequate funding for education. 433 more words

Local News

Province to examine effects of legal marijuana on road safety

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says his government will study how legalizing marijuana would affect driver safety.

Wall says the federal government hasn’t made it clear how its plan to legalize pot would deal with preventing impaired driving due to marijuana use. 145 more words

Saskatchewan