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The NDP's ATM Fee Proposal is Little More Than a Publicity Stunt

Mark Milke | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

It is easy to bash banks (the NDP obsession), or telecommunications and internet service providers (the Tory preoccupation) but some competition already exists in both those sectors though more is preferable to less. In contrast, both parties miss obvious policy areas that could save consumers a small fortune -- but where prices are currently jacked up in favour of existing producers.

Big Cuts To Car Insurance Premiums Coming To This Province

CBC | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Business

Ontario says it plans to reduce car insurance rates by eight per cent in the coming year and 15 per cent in two years. Finance Minister Charles Sous...

Thieves Using Car GPS Units To Rob Homes

CBC | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada

Technology-savvy thieves are stealing cars and using the vehicle’s global position systems to navigate to the owner’s home so they can break in th...

ICBC Executives Make Drunken Sailors Blush

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Former B.C. Premier W.A.C. Bennett once had a cabinet minister tell him he would treat taxpayers' money as if it were his own. "Oh, no, you won't," Bennett said, "not as long as I'm premier. That money is tax money, it's trust money, and I want 110 cents worth of value out of every dollar." That's a philosophy the overpaid executives at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) have clearly failed to embrace. That shouldn't be a surprise -- government monopolies are notoriously inefficient and expensive.