The folly of fiat

King Canute showed his subjects that no, even he couldn’t stop the tide from coming in. A thousand years later, too many politicians don’t seem to understand that economies can’t “transition” by decree.

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Mark Milke
So much for diversity

Canada is diverse by any measure except in the choice of five decidedly similar female journalists for Monday’s federal leaders’ debate. Here’s a positive alternative: five distinguished women diverse in background, hometown and, above all, thought.

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Mark Milke
Calumny and courage in the energy war

Over the past three decades, waves of activists and groups have attacked Canada’s natural resource sectors. Now, many of these same attackers wave away concerns over the effects of their efforts: fleeing investment, vaporized jobs, and gutted tax revenues.

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Mark Milke
Why Albertans are angry

Of additional irritation to Albertans: The Quebec political rhetoric is especially galling because of how much money Albertans pay into the federal treasury on a net basis.

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Mark Milke
The facts about CO2 emissions and energy

Since 2009, CO2 emissions in India and China rose by nine and 33 times that of Canada. Any notion that Canada should sacrifice a natural economic advantage is not only unrealistic but will also do nothing for worldwide carbon emissions.

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Mark Milke