David Dodge

CP

Reflection.. A Hint Of Regret

OTTAWA - For Mark Carney it was an afternoon of reflection, a time for measuring successes with just a tinge of lament for unfinished business.Carney, although he does not leave his position as govern...

Get Over it! A Pipeline to Prince Rupert Is Bust

So why do people insist, despite the evidence, that the Northern Gateway go to Prince Rupert? It's no longer a pipeline; it's emotion and ideology. Ideology in that opposition to the Northern Gateway is seen by conservatives as heretical opposition to free enterprise itself. Emotion among those who see promoting the oil patch as an issue of "Alberta pride" and even Canadian patriotism. For the promoters of the pipeline to Prince Rupert, ignoring the science of geology and the study of geography across all of northwestern B.C. is no different than repeatedly knocking your head against the Paleozoic metamorphic greenstone of the mountain cliffs along the Skeena. It only gives you a headache.
alamy

Should Alberta's Oil Go East?

Former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge is not a man for wild ideas. So his recent suggestion that it might make more sense to send the bitumen from the Alberta oilsands to Eastern Canada, rather t...

Time to Move Beyond Private vs. Public Debate and Reform Our Health Care System

Health care, which pollsters insisted was the issue of greatest concern to voters in the federal election, was summarily dismissed by our political parties with a unanimous promise made up of two simple words: "more money." But throwing ever-larger amounts of taxpayer dollars at the problem without measuring value often simply results in more waste and duplication.