Michael Ganley

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Should All Drugs Be Decriminalized?

  Hakique Virani says yes. Twelve-step addiction recovery programs teach that it is irrational to “do the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” This should be a lesson for legislators too. As the 4,000 Canadian families who lost a loved one to an opioid overdose last year know, our ...

Alberta’s $15 Minimum Wage

  Ian Hussey anticipates benefits. Alberta’s minimum wage was tied for Canada’s lowest when Rachel Notley became premier. On October 1 it will rise to $15 an hour—a 47 per cent hike over three years. In 2015 the Canadian Federation of Independent Business claimed that Alberta’s increase would cost the province “between 53,500 ...

The Pipelines We Need

Read any of Alberta’s daily newspapers and you will know that our province’s only hope is new pipelines. Nothing else will save us. I took some convincing, but I’m in. In fact, I’d like to propose two new pipelines. These pipelines, unlike Trans Mountain or the thankfully dead Northern Gateway, should ...