Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is pro carbon tax

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is pro carbon taxHer claims to be the affordability superhero don't ring true Nowadays, with many Albertans struggling to fill their fuel tanks and grocery carts, NDP leader Rachel Notley is singing from the hymnbook of affordability. But her lyrics need a fact-check. The leader of the NDP can’t claim to be the affordability superhero while she’s hanging…

The gaping chasm between Data Science and Information Systems

The gaping chasm between Data Science and Information SystemsLike watching two vastly different galaxies collide As data science has grown in importance, it has increasingly encountered the Information Systems (IS) department. Observing these encounters in some organizations is like watching two vastly different galaxies collide. There are many loud explosions, fierce disagreements, blinding thunderbolt flashes and a lot of misunderstanding. What is the…

Poutine should be on the UN’s cultural heritage list

Poutine should be on the UN’s cultural heritage listThe dish has become an emblem of our gastronomic heritage worldwide, whether we like it or not The French baguette has just been recognized by UNESCO  as an intangible heritage. Same thing for tea culture in China and 46 other gastronomic elements. Cuban rum made the list this year. UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific…

Russian oil price cap is a go. But will it work?

Russian oil price cap is a go. But will it work?Russia following Iran’s playbook on how to skirt sanctions Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, the United States, and the 27-nation European Union finally, but hesitantly, agreed last Friday to cap the price of Russian crude oil imports by other nations at US$60 per barrel. The EU embargo on importing Russian seaborne crude is in effect from…

Ageism plays an insignificant role in hiring decisions

Ageism plays an insignificant role in hiring decisionsAccusations of ageism are simply a form of victim mentality Many job seekers, young and old, play the ageism card. This card, sometimes used along with others, is employed to avoid accountability. People look for excuses when they don’t get what they want or feel entitled to. “This happened to be because…” “I’m not getting…

A global population of eight billion reason to celebrate

A global population of eight billion reason to celebrateOf course, the usual anti-human crusaders predictably decry this milestone Recently, the United Nations estimated that the population of Planet Earth had reached eight billion souls. Despite the chatter of the highly subsidized climate doomster complex, this is quite an achievement – it certainly indicates that the carrying capacity of our world is much higher…
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