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The Mountain Pine Beetle and Impact on Economy

Paying Attention is paying attention to something that is being largely ignored both by British Columbians and by Ottawa. The Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic is a slow moving disaster that will decimate this province. The treehuggers in Vancouver and Victoria would like...

Alberta Surplus Record High 2006

Alberta caught the biggest $8.7-billion surplus in history, and what do we have to show for it? Nothing really. Tax breaks? no, one time payouts that really don’t help anything, yes. Lower tuition? Hell no, that goes up and up, 2nd highest in canada is it?...

GM Shutting Down European Plants

Western European workers at General Motors are putting pressure on the US carmaker over its threat to shut an assembly plant in Portugal. Plant workers are protesting by walking off the job or laying down their tools for periods. This is a response to GMs decision to...

NO MORE GST! July 1st = 6%

An election promise is fulfilled today as the Conservative government cuts the GST (goods and services tax) down from seven per cent to six. It will be the first time in its 15-year history that the general sales tax has been lowered. Make sure you check your...
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