Tag: National Post

Looking for yield….December 7th, 2012

Written by on December 7, 2012 in Canada, Energy, Investing with 0 Comments
Looking for yield….December 7th, 2012

I was going through the newspapers Friday afternoon and two items grabbed my attention. One was the “Number Cruncher” feature in the Report on Business section of the Globe and Mail and the other was the “Buy and Sell” column in the Financial Post section of the National Post. Friday’s Number Cruncher included three Canadian […]

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Real Warships, Real Icebreakers…

Written by on November 19, 2012 in Canada, Investing, Military and Defence, Science, World with 0 Comments
Real Warships, Real Icebreakers…

Another interesting read from Liberal Senator Colin Kenny in Monday’s National Post. Canada is down to two antique destroyers, 12 middle-aged frigates and one active submarine, with two more promised sometime soon. That’s what is available to defend a nation of slightly less than 10 million square kilometres, largely surrounded by water. Official navy documents […]

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Shipping Alberta Oil via Alaska…

I support a rail link between Canada and Alaska. The question is – do we want Alaska to be the outlet for Alberta oil instead of a Canadian port? – The railway with a single track would cost $8.4-billion and carry 1.5 million barrels per day. A twin-tracked railway would cost $10.4-billion and transport up […]

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Whiny American Divas being whiny divas…

Written by on August 8, 2012 in Canada, Sports, Television, United States, World with 0 Comments
Whiny American Divas being whiny divas…

Does the American Women’s Soccer team have any sense of shame? Not being content with “winning” the semi-final game against Canada because of a corrupt referee, the whiny American Divas are now whining that Canada played too rough. Here is one of the howlers from the press conference. And one other thing. The Americans aren’t […]

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The everyday stupidity of Quebec separatists…

Written by on August 4, 2012 in Alberta, Canada, Investing, Sports, World with 1 Comment
The everyday stupidity of Quebec separatists…

Over the years, I have often wondered – do Quebec separatists actually believe the stupid and delusional things they say? Take Pauline Marois, the current PQ leader for example. In the Wednesday, August 1, 2012 edition of the National Post, Marois sees an independent Quebec raking in the Olympic medals. PQ leader Pauline Marois got […]

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Financing Canada’s Armed Forces…

Written by on June 11, 2012 in Canada, Military and Defence, World with 0 Comments
Financing Canada’s Armed Forces…

An interesting graphic from Saturday’s National Post. Canada’s military spending is at $24.7 Billion and just over 1% of GDP. That’s not enough and Canada can, in fact, afford more and should be spending more. Canada should be closer towards Germany, which spends $46.7 Billion. For Canada, this amount is in the area of 2% […]

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Don’t cut the Armed Forces…

Written by on June 5, 2012 in Canada, Energy, Investing, Military and Defence, Science, Space, World with 0 Comments
Don’t cut the Armed Forces…

I opened up the National Post Tuesday afternoon (June 5, 2012) and the editorial was one of those ‘that’s pretty much my thinking too’. But here’s the problem: Even though the price tag for the procurement section of the original Canada First strategy was eyepopping, it was still going to be a fairly modest updating […]

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Canada should recognize Somaliland…

Written by on May 25, 2012 in Canada, Energy, Investing, Military and Defence, Travel, World with 0 Comments
Canada should recognize Somaliland…

Somaliland is the northern part of the failed country of Somalia and includes the port of Berbera. During the 1970′s the Soviet Union made use of Berbera as a naval base. It’s an area of the world that has long intrigued me. Lawrence Solomon of the National Post has started a series on Somalia and […]

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New Canadian Fifty Dollar bill debuts…

Written by on March 26, 2012 in Canada, Science with 0 Comments
New Canadian Fifty Dollar bill debuts…

The new polymer Fifty dollar bill made its debut today. The twenty is due later this year. First, Sir Robert Borden got a little tougher. This week, Mackenzie King gets a little thinner. Next, Macdonald will get a little shinier, Laurier, a little more slippery and even the Queen will be graced with a nice […]

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Kraft Dinner – A Canadian Treasure…

Written by on March 25, 2012 in Advertising, Canada, Food and Beverages, Investing with 0 Comments
Kraft Dinner – A Canadian Treasure…

Seriously now dear reader, who doesn’t like Kraft Dinner? From Friday’s National Post, the FP Marketing section delves into the love Canadians have for KD. It’s understandable that Canadians might display an attachment to homegrown brands like Tim Hortons and Swiss Chalet, but their love of Kraft Dinner can’t be boiled down to corporate genealogy. […]

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