Improving Access to the Newest Medicines (~2min) – May 17, 2013
New prescription drugs are constantly being developed to relieve suffering and help us live longer. Unfortunately, little seems to be done by governments to shorten the approval process so that they can get to patients who need them. Recent studies indicate that it often takes more than two years for new medicines to be approved and made available in Canada. (~2 min.)
Schizophrenic Government Climate/Energy Policies (CFRA radio, Ottawa) (~55min) – May 17, 2013
May 9, 2013 - Listen to Late Night Counsell on CFRA radio, Ottawa, co-hosted by regular host John Counsell and International Climate Science Coalition Executive Director and FCPP advisor Tom Harris (~53 min).
To Heat or Eat: Europe's Climate Policy Fiasco (Benny Peiser) (~88min) – May 16, 2013
Hear how Europe’s policies to promote inefficient wind and solar power, and impose carbon taxes and emissions trading have caused soaring energy prices, economic decline and plunged millions of families into fuel poverty. Check out the Global Warming Policy Foundation website: www.thegwpf.org
Government Set to Move on First Nations Equality Law (~2min) – May 10, 2013
In Ottawa, a Commons committee is studying Bill S-2, which would correct a longstanding injustice affecting aboriginal women in Canada. It would guarantee that when a married couple living on a reserve divorce, both spouses will receive an equal share of the marital home and other property. This is the law in most Canadian provinces, but it does not apply on native reserves because they fall under federal jurisdiction. (~2 min.)
Climatism has Become a Religion for Many (CFRA radio, Ottawa) (~6min) – May 8, 2013
April 30, 2013 - Listen to discussion between International Climate Science Coalition Executive Director and FCPP advisor Tom Harris and John Counsell on Late Night Counsell on CFRA radio, Ottawa about how, even among leading science experts, climatism has become tantamount to a religion (~6 min.). CFRA is the leading radio station in the National (Canada) Capital Region.
The Crocus Story – Short Version (~1min) – May 8, 2013
The highlight of speech given by Jack Dalgliesh, former civil servant on collapse of the Crocus Fund.
Arctic Ice Melt Nothing to Worry About (CKNW radio, Vancouver) (~21min) – May 7, 2013
May 5, 2013 - Listen to interview with International Climate Science Coalition Executive Director and FCPP advisor Tom Harris on “The World Today Weekend With Host Sean Leslie” on CKNW radio, Vancouver, B.C. about why the conclusions of a widely-publicized announcement showing unusual ice melt in the Arctic are unsubstantiated (~21 min.).
The Crocus Story – An Insider’s Perspective (Jack Dalgliesh) (~67min) – May 6, 2013
Jack Dalgliesh, now retired, shared his story for the first time in a presentation to a live public audience as a Civil Servant Whistleblower on the now defunct, Crocus Fund. He maintains that the Manitoba government ignored advice of departmental financial experts and collaborated with the Crocus Investment Fund to keep the Fund afloat. This, even though, government knew the Fund was becoming illiquid and was not operating in accordance with its prospectus which could lead to its collapse with severe consequences to investors and Manitoba taxpayers. From Breakfast on the Frontier, April 30, 2013 in Winnipeg.
School Boards Should Offer Parents Choices (~2min) – May 3, 2013
In recent years, many local school boards in Canada have been faced with declining enrollment because of competition from private schools. As well, a growing number of parents have been choosing to home school their children. One way to reverse that trend is by providing a broader range of choices in the public school system. The approach has been tried with some success in Canada.
A Fracking Revolution (~2min) – April 26, 2013
There’s a green revolution happening in energy, but probably not what most are expecting. For years, environmental lobby groups have been pushing governments around the world to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases through carbon taxes, and large subsidies to encourage development of renewable energy. But for the most part, this top down approach has failed to change human behaviour in a significant way. (~2 min.)
Property Rights Ranking in Canada (Stateless Man) (~15min) – April 24, 2013
"My favorite think tank in Canada is the Frontier Centre, and their latest notable research is a new ranking of property rights across the provinces. The author, Joseph Quesnel, explains the various measures of property and how the provinces and territories of Canada compare." (~15 min.)
April 22, 2013 – Earth Day Must Divorce Climatism (CJBK radio, London) (~10min) – April 24, 2013
April 22, 2013 - Listen to interview with International Climate Science Coalition Executive Director and FCPP advisor Tom Harris on London in the Afternoon with Al Coombs, Newstalk 1290 CJBK radio, London, Ontario about why Earth Day participants must distance themselves from climate alarmists or risk the end of the movement (~10 min.).
April 22, 2013 – Protect Rivers, Not Climate (CFRA radio, Ottawa) (~2min) – April 24, 2013
Listen to discussion with International Climate Science Coalition Executive Director and FCPP advisor Tom Harris on Rick Gibbons ''Homepage'' on CFRA radio, Ottawa about how we should work to “control the controllables” in environmental protection (~2 min.).
April 22, 2013 – Government Makes Sensible Earth Day Announcement (CFRA radio, Ottawa) (~7min) – April 24, 2013
Listen to discussion between International Climate Science Coalition Executive Director and FCPP advisor Tom Harris and John Counsell on Late Night Counsell on CFRA radio
April 17, 2013 – Canada 2020 event stuck in Wonderland (CFRA, Ottawa) (~2min) – April 22, 2013
April 17, 2013 - Listen to International Climate Science Coalition Executive Director and FCPP Research Fellow Tom Harris briefly discuss the unfounded approach of Canada 2020 panellists in event held at the Chateau Laurier Hotel (~2 min.). CFRA is the leading radio station in the National (Canada) Capital Region.
April 18, 2013 – Al Gore-trained speaker debated (CFRA, Ottawa) (~18min) – April 22, 2013
April 18, 2013 - Listen to debate between Al Gore-trained David Rhynas, a professional engineer and a volunteer with Climate Reality Canada, CFRA radio’s John Counsell and International Climate Science Coalition Executive Director and FCPP Research Fellow Tom Harris on CFRA radio. Mr. Rhynas delivered the presentation, “Climate Change at a Crossroads: An Update on Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth” at the Ottawa Public Library earlier in the evening. Tom Harris delivers the presentation “Climate science in an era of negative discovery” in response on April 29.
Should We Stop Giving Grades to Kids? (CBC) (~1min) – April 22, 2013
School boards in Camrose, Alberta, and Ridge Meadows, British Columbia, have decided to stop giving percentage grades to their students. Jim Brown hears from guests on who debate the issue of the value of marks. (~18 min.)
PC Leader's Dinner (CBC Calgary) (~2min) – April 22, 2013
Alison Redford says she's not worried about lagging popularity numbers. Devin Heroux reports.
Efforts to Create “Green Jobs” Seem to Backfire All Too Often (~2min) – April 19, 2013
Politicians often suggest that governments can strengthen the economy while improving the environment by using taxpayers money to create so-called “green jobs.” It sounds nice, but the idea is not based on solid economics. History has shown that governments can’t really “create” sustainable jobs in the private sector by subsidizing a particular industry. (~2 min.)
Manitoba Liberal Party Policy Incubator (~77min) – April 16, 2013
The Manitoba Liberal Party Policy Committee organized a Policy Incubator on the topic of education which was held in Winnipeg on April 7, 2013. It involved a panel discussion where 2 experts presented 3 priorities the Manitoba Liberal Party should address on the education file. The panelists included Michael Zwaagstra, Frontier research fellow on education and Estelle Lamoureux, retired Principal from River East Transcona School Division. (1 hour, 17 minutes)