Category Archives: Free Markets

Doctor shortage plagues rural Alberta

Everyone keeps suggestion bandaid solutions to the real problem with is single payer healthcare. When you fix prices to cause shortages. It’s basic economics. Small towns have grocery stores, gas stations etc. with zero government involvement. It’s funny how the … Continue reading

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It’s time to abolish the $3.6-billion tariff tax on the poor

Not just the poor… all of us. http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/Milke+time+abolish+billion+tariff+poor/7940764/story.html

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Is that Kate standing next to all the gold in the world?

From the SDA comments: “The real question is, does Kate think that gold is money?” To put gold in perspective… All the gold ever produced is a cube 20 m by 20 m.  Yes there is more being produced all the … Continue reading

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Phone Deregulation

CBC.ca: Phone deregulation fails consumers “The report points to a policy decision in December 2006 by then Industry Minister Maxime Bernier that ordered the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to use market forces to the maximum extent possible, and ensure … Continue reading

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Canadian Wheat Board

Small Dead Animals: Canadian Wheat Board “In September 2009, Hudye Farms filed a mandatory CWB declaration with a major grain company that all wheat Hudye Farms intended to deliver in the 2009-10 crop year would be of the CWRS class. … Continue reading

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Emergency Room Abuse

CBC:  Canadians overuse ER after hours: survey “Canadians use emergency rooms more than people from 10 other countries, mainly because they can’t get access to their regular medical care during weekends and evenings, a new survey says.” Issues like this … Continue reading

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Milk Cartels

Globe and Mail: Dairy desperado goes west on raw-milk mission “There are also set allotments, or quotas, of how many dairy cows provinces can have. Effectively a licence, they go for upwards of $30,000 per cow in Western Canada.” Most people … Continue reading

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Canadian Housing Bubble, CHMC & You

This might be a bit off topic for this site but it is a pet project of mine.  Many people believe that Canada dodged a bullet with the collapse of the US housing market.  The common theme is that ‘it … Continue reading

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125th Anniversary of CPR Golden Spike

Globe and Mail: 125 years after the CPR’s last spike was hammered, what shall our new dream be? I am guessing that many people assume that the Government built the railroad across Canada that paved (should that be railed) the way … Continue reading

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Make high-speed Internet ‘basic service,’ CRTC urged

The Globe & Mail: Make high-speed Internet ‘basic service,’ CRTC urged “The Montreal MP (Liberal MP Marc Garneau ) stressed that the regulator should make high-speed Internet part of its mandate and suggested a goal of delivering download speeds of 1.5 megabits … Continue reading

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