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Mark Milke: Budget 2013 loaded with corporate welfare

If there was a theme in the recent federal budget, it was how chock full it was with new corporate welfare. The underlying refrain was how big government will help big business with your tax dollars.

Monster Munch

There were only 3 of us who attended the information session at the Eating Disorders Programme. I have to admit to feeling a bit uncomfortable participating in such a meeting as I certainly don't look like I've been restricting calories or purging...

Geoff Johnson: Canadians’ NCAA experience can be difficult

Last November, university presidents from across Canada gathered in Toronto to debate a proposed overhaul of the university sport system and to halt the exodus of elite athletes who are Canadian high-school grads moving to American schools.

Les Leyne: Conservatives' message muddled by flood of facts

Somewhere in the B.C. Conservative Party, there’s a statistics geek with a taste for macroeconomic bafflegab who’s managed to hijack their election platform. Leader John Cummins unveiled part of it last week, more on Monday.

Week 9 - Meah!! Can we just move onto Week 10 please and thank you?

Week 9 - What did I learn this week - 1. Sometimes you don't just have bad day you have a bad week :( 2. I need to stay in more hotels to replenish my supply of stolen mini soaps and shampoos etc. 3.

Comment: The flesh trade is Canada’s dirty little secret

Every 60 seconds, two children are sold into sex trafficking — 1.2 million children are trafficked annually for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

Iain Hunter: It’s time to tell governments to back off

In this land of peace, order and good government, submitting to laws, regulations, absolute bans on a lot of things and limitations on practically everything else is a national characteristic.

Kate Heartfield: Does Canada really want foreign investment?

My math grade was always the lowest on my report cards. It was always fine, but it was always the lowest. I remember one year my mom suggested, astutely, that maybe I just didn’t want to excel at math.

Les Leyne: Evolving Brown puzzles B.C. Liberals

A New Democratic Party candidate knocked on Martyn Brown’s door the other day. In the old days, that would be the equivalent of a little Ewok meeting up with Darth Vader. The old Martyn Brown would have lasered him up one side and down the other.

Monique Keiran: We can’t escape effects of rising sea level

Some day, our hilltop house could be waterfront property. It won’t happen soon — certainly not in this century, and maybe not even this millennium. However, if global warming continues, the surf may indeed break at the bottom of our driveway.
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