Local food proponents exploit XL recall

It’s no surprise that local food activists are using the recent XL Foods beef recall to push their agenda. After all, the beef recall involving the plant in Brooks, Alta., affected more than 2,000 products and is being called the largest beef recall in Canadian history. Seventeen people have so far been diagnosed with E. […] Read more


Alta. needs to fully debate property rights

The Alberta government has completed its landmark property rights consultation with Albertans. The Property Rights Task Force heard from 1,400 Albertans, and the province wasted little time in responding to its recommendations. Provincial environment minister Diana McQueen, who chaired the task force, said Albertans want more vigorous consultation, compensation that reflects current values and “more […] Read more


Bipole project must be front and centre

Joseph Quesnel, policy analyst with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, says the Bipole transmission line must be an election issue in Manitoba. The upcoming provincial election campaign may be the best opportunity for Manitoba voters to demand answers on the contentious Bipole III project. In 2007, the NDP government overruled Manitoba Hydro’s plan to […] Read more



Expropriation needs scrutiny – Opinion

Quesnel is a policy analyst at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy based in Winnipeg. Imagine a bureaucrat appears on your front step one day to inform you that city hall wants the beachfront property you held in your family for generations – and the city wants it so they can turn it into a […] Read more