Minister Kenney solving Temporary Foreign Worker problems in Alberta by making things worse in Atlantic Canada

Last Friday the federal government announced massive changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program. These changes were unnecessary and largely driven by a cynical union-led media campaign. CFIB has worked in cooperation with the federal government on many files but we regard this as a gross over-reaction to a few negative stories, many of which …

The moratorium on temporary foreign workers is not “a good first step”, it’s wrong.

An ugly underpinning of the Canadian psyche is exposed as the result of the CBC's story about a woman losing her job in Saskatchewan. Volumes of opinions, letters to editors, commentaries, status updates and tweets spewed forth, slamming the government for blindly allowing, or even encouraging, greedy employers to give all our jobs away to …

Ray Ivany and the Cold Hard Truth About Our Culture of… Whaaa?

In March of 2002 Stephen Harper set off a firestorm of criticism after being quoted in the Saint John Telegraph Journal. When asked about the economic performance of the region, he responded by saying, "I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened in the decades following Confederation, there is a culture of defeat that we …

“They’re Filling Their Pockets with Dead Teenagers and Broken Families.”

Prescription drugs are now one of the most serious problems facing our youth. High school students have full access to a broad range of pharmaceuticals. Ask Amy Graves. Concerta, Oxycontin, Valium, Vicoden, Ritalen, Clorazipam, Ativan, Dilaudid are all available locker to locker. Codeine cough syrups mixed with Starburst or Jolly Rancher candies are in vogue these days. …