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Taking action to protect children from sexual predators

As a father, I know that Canadian parents will do anything within their power to protect their children. As a society, our commitment to protecting Canada’s most precious and vulnerable citizens must be equally unwavering.

Teenagers on the roads, clear the way

I’ll admit it. I was pleased as punch a few months ago when, on the day of his 14th birthday, The Boy emerged from the cubicle at the Airdrie Registries triumphant. He had passed his learner’s licence test.

Let's Talk Taxes: Canada crying out for reform

Barack Obama and Stephen Harper have something important in common – both have misunderstood what helped get them elected. On the surface, they both seemed sincere.

Gregorian calendar? Na-na-na-na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye

That’s it. I’ve had it with the Gregorian calendar. I’m done with leap years. I’m sick of freezing blizzards on New Year’s Day. Seven is too many days between episodes of Hockey Night in Canada.

Teenagers on the roads, clear the way

I’ll admit it. I was pleased as punch a few months ago when, on the day of his 14th birthday, The Boy emerged from the cubicle at the Airdrie Registries triumphant. He had passed his learner’s licence test.

Gregorian calendar? Na-na-na-na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye

That’s it. I’ve had it with the Gregorian calendar. I’m done with leap years. I’m sick of freezing blizzards on New Year’s Day. Seven is too many days between episodes of Hockey Night in Canada.

Faith Matters: Think you don't measure up? See yourself through God's eyes

Think you don’t measure up? Try to see yourself through God’s eyes. I must admit that there were times in my life where I have felt inferior and inadequate. We all feel that way at times.

Economic forecast: A silver lining in the clouds for Alberta?

Have you heard the old joke about economists? If you put all of us together and ran us head-to-toe around the Equator... we still wouldn’t be able to agree with each other.

Economic forecast: A silver lining in the clouds for Alberta?

Have you heard the old joke about economists? If you put all of us together and ran us head-to-toe around the Equator... we still wouldn’t be able to agree with each other.

Driving exams test everything but competence on the road

Confession: I failed the test. I needed 83 per cent to pass and I scored only 80. So place me in the 89 per cent of drivers in Alberta who failed a written driving test, correctly answering less than 25 of 30 questions. The average score was 22.
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