wayne prins

In Politicians We Trust (?)

March 10, 2014

Corrupt, embarrassing, pathetic, typical. I’ve heard these words a lot the past year in conversations about Canadian politics and politicians. The first three accurately describe high-profile scandals, such as Senator Mike Duffy’s expenses and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s crack smoking. The fourth, however, is most troubling. The widespread perception that these antics are “typical” is [...]

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Fare Vs. Fair

June 20, 2013

After three days on the road, I was looking forward to going back to my home in Fort McMurray. I was booked on the six o’clock flight from Edmonton. It bothered me that I wouldn’t be home in time to see my young daughter before bedtime, so I was very excited to discover that they [...]

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Good News! It’s Tax Time Again

March 26, 2013

Life is full of variety, but it’s lived within the familiar cycle of annual routines that characterize the various seasons and events of the year. We’re into spring now, and for many people this is a favourite time of year—except for the annual obligation to file your taxes. I recently read an article about tax [...]

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A good thing to struggle with

April 3, 2012

Are you for the oilsands or are you against them? These days, we hear a lot of passionate debate from both sides in Canada, the US, and around the world. From environmentalists we hear that continued development of the oilsands will lead to irreparable damage to the landscape and catastrophic climate change. Their opposition to [...]

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