Mike's Daily Comment

Real Estate Price Drop was the Goal

What’s different about the drop in Real Estate prices compared to other slowdowns in sectors of the economy is that the Real Estate drop was a desired goal.

One More Study Confirming What We Already Know

A new study concludes that wait times for surgery are worse than ever. No kidding – that’s what the system is designed to do. Denying treatment is how Canada’s healthcare system controls costs. Sadly federal and provincial politicians are dedicated to defending the system and to hell with what the BC Supreme Court recently called needless patient suffering.

This New Study Explains A lot

A brand new study published in Nature Human Behavior finds that those people with the strongest views who think they know a great deal about a subject are the ones who know the least. The study’s talking about attitudes towards genetically modified foods but you’d be forgiven for thinking it applies to all sorts of issues from pipelines to free trade.

The Canadian Ex-pat and You

Canadian ex-pats who don’t pay taxes in this country are still allowed to vote, should they get to influence government policy if they don’t live here?

Eagle Spirit Pipeline Protests reveal Deep Divisions in First Nations

All elected First Nations councils along the proposed Eagle Spirit pipeline route are saying yes to $620 million in direct benefits plus billions more over the life of the project while 5 hereditary chiefs (out of an estimated 130) along with their self described progressive allies say no to the profound difference that would make in improving band members lives.

Trudeau and His Team Show Their Colours

The ignorance of Canada’s central bank and federal government continues of shock. The latest – late to the party BoC forecasts and maybe worse, new funding from Trudeau Liberals for the US-backed organization leading the charge to landlock Canadian oil.