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Mark Milke is chairman of Canada’s Journal of Ideas – C2C Journal.ca, an occasional lecturer in Political Philosophy and International Relations at the University of Calgary and a Sunday columnist for the Calgary Herald. A Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, he is also the author of three books. Mark’s columns and studies have been published and covered in newspapers across Canada on topics that range from human rights, federal-provincial transfer payments, automobile insurance, taxpayer subsidies for political parties, the flat tax, corporate welfare, airline competition and the Canada Pension Plan. In addition to the Fraser Institute, he has published papers with the Brussels-based Centre for European Studies.


Recent Posts

Want more jobs in B.C.? Don’t demonize the province’s energy, mines and forestry sectors

Jan 21, 2014 - Last year, B.C. took in $7 billion, or 20% of its own-source revenue from revenue and royalties that flowed from energy, mines and forestry. That...   Full Article

Politicians, politics continue to be shielded from business realities

Dec 10, 2013 - Another way in which politics is profoundly different from business: the power of the story and how it can last much longer in the more protected...   Full Article

New advice for young job-seekers

Nov 05, 2013 - If William Shakespeare were alive today, he might pose – in the context of employers and employees – his rather famous...   Full Article

Ongoing telecom spat underscores more misplaced nationalism in Canada

Sep 17, 2013 - It makes zero sense to prevent “foreign” companies located in friendly, law-abiding, human-rights-respecting countries from investing...   Full Article

It's time to end to B.C.'s Prohibition-era approach to liquor sales

Aug 20, 2013 - The notion that government employees in liquor stores are the safety barrier between civilization and its decline because of private beer or wine...   Full Article

A New Coke choke: How did Microsoft flub Windows 8 so badly?

Jul 23, 2013 - If Microsoft were an automotive company, it would have designed a new car with three or four extra steps to unlock your car door or turn your...   Full Article

Journal provides engaging milieu for thought-provoking business, political and social ideas

Jun 25, 2013 - Pre-Castro Cuba was more egalitarian than post-Castro Cuba   Full Article

Election results reflect the economic reality of British Columbia's natural resource riches

May 21, 2013 - Those who value at least some program spending – or assert governments ought to do even more of it – ought to think long and hard...   Full Article

Tax subsidy fiction and other film industry fairy tales

Apr 23, 2013 - The recent announcement by B.C.’s New Democrats that, if elected, they’d up the provincial film tax credit for labour...   Full Article

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