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Let student enrolment determine teacher hires

EDUCATION: Proponents of hiring more teachers to lower teacher-student ratios often argue that their proposal will lead to better student achievement. This is dubious

Atlantic Canada’s golden opportunity for American immigration

POLITICS (Troy Media) Tell them Atlantic Canada is building, and that they will be key players in the growth of Canada’s most beautiful region as it prepares for the 21st century

Budget puts P.E.I. on good fiscal path but …

POLITICS (Troy Media) … the government should take this opportunity to firm up its balance sheet, pay down some debt and give relief to Islanders who need it

Deeper deficits spurred by increases in public school spending

EDUCATION (Troy Media) Provincial governments have been spending more money to educate a smaller number of students

Looking for affordable housing? Try Atlantic provinces

LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) In an age of bloated house prices in many urban centres, Atlantic Canada’s situation is enviable

Atlantic Canada doesn’t know what real austerity feels like

POLITICS (Troy Media) Spending has risen steadily in the last generation, and anti-austerity activists clearly need to regain their equilibrium

Atlantic Canada’s oversized public sector

POLITICS (Troy Media) Money can be saved by paring the size of the public sector, finding efficiencies, privatizing some services and controlling wages

Salmon farming heads into dark, perilous waters

ENVIRONMENT (Troy Media) As the international industry struggles to deal with growing problems, tonnes of farmed B.C. salmon have died from toxic algae and low oxygen

Political change? Nowhere in the Canadian breezes

TORONTO (Troy Media) If you hold power now, chances are you will continue to do so

P.E.I. premier speaks truth on internal trade in Canada

HALIFAX (Troy Media) The federal government has three legal avenues to ensure trade liberalization between provinces. It should take them

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