Archive for August 3rd, 2012
by Peter Worthington
Here we go again — or is this time different?
News that the CBC has won the radio and TV broadcasting rights for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, raises the question why a state broadcaster is bidding against private companies.
So far, CBC brass won’t say how much they paid for the Olympic rights, but whatever the amount is, it comes from the taxpayer, not private enterprise. Read more…
by Charles Adler
Twenty-three-year old Dylan Chysyk is a low-life career crook. A meth addict in Mission, B.C., on a mission of crime.
He’s been a one-man crime wave with 90 vehicle break-ins in just six weeks. Town officials, cops and residents are fed up and they finally received some justice with a twist. A judge declaring Chysyk is now no longer allowed within the Mission city limits.
He’s been banished. And he’ll get arrested if he returns. Read more…
Harper government must say no to CNOOC bid for Nexen
by Brian Lilley
It’s a given that China is a country Canada must deal with, but the idea that Canada must sell out to China is not.
Currently, China’s state-owned oil company CNOOC is attempting to make a big play in Alberta’s oilsands with its proposed takeover of Nexen. The deal needs the approval of the federal government and despite Stephen Harper’s recent warming to China and his commitment to expanded trade, he must say no to this deal.
Harper is a believer in free trade among nations, but with China we don’t have free trade or anything close to it. Supporters of the deal claim it would be hypocritical of Canada to push for free and open trade and then turn down CNOOC’s offer to buy a Canadian oil company. Not so. Read more…